The rider from Team Movistar conquested his second stage victory.
Richard Carapaz showed once again on Saturday's stage fourteen of the 2019 Giro d'Italia the enormous potential everyone in the Movistar Team's roster for the 'Corsa Rosa' is able to offer, another perfectly-timed attack propelling him to the race lead in the first Grand Tour of the season. The Colle San Carlo, the most demanding of five climbs in a grueling 131km trek from Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur, saw the Ecuadorian launching an unstoppable attack with three kilometers from its summit, one which found no opposition from either Roglic, Nibali, López or Majka into a group also containing team-mate Mikel Landa. The 35" gap ammassed by the 'Locomotora del Carchi' at the top were nearly bridged back by Roglic and Nibali into the long descent, yet the lack of cooperation behind and Richard's excellent power helped him open the gaps in the ups-and-downs leading up to Courmayeur, where his gap lifted off to two minutes.
Carapaz's extraordinary effort did not only bring him a third career stage win in the Giro d'Italia, his second so far in 2019, but also put him into the Maglia Rosa by a 7" margin over who seemingly was bound to take it. It was a fantastic victory also for the new Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Speed electronic groupset and for the Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 full carbon wheels.
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