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Carapaz wins Giro stage 8
13 May 2018
Carapaz wins Giro stage 8

Ecuadorian climber from Movistar Team beats GC contenders with brilliant late attack.

Richard Carapaz took down another wall in his astonishing progression as a WorldTour cyclist with his biggest victory to date, a maiden stage success in a three-week stagerace. The rider from the Ecuador did so in style, leaving all GC contenders behind with a brutal acceleration with 1.5 kilometers remaining of the climb to Montevergine di Mercogliano and reaching the finish solo, having chased down a long, early breakaway in the process. Under soaking rain, 'Richie' was still comfortable and near the front of a big group containing all favourites, having reaching the foot of the 16km ascent with a 1'30" deficit.

Always fresh and quickly reacting to all moves at the gentle slopes fo the climb, Carapaz, atop on his Canyon equipped with Super Record EPS electronic groupset anche with Campagnolo Bora Ultra full carbon wheels, profited from a slight breather by his rivals and some vigilance in the group to launch his attack.Carapz overtake Koen Bouwman and reach the line with seven seconds over the fastest riders in the group, to claim his 3rd pro victory in Europe after the Queen stage and GC wins in the recent Vuelta a Asturias.

 

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