The rider from Team Movistar claims second career stage win in Giro d’Italia.
Richard Carapaz raised his arms victorious with an intelligent, powerful attack at the end of stage four, a 235km ‘marathon’ towards Frascati with a demanding uphill finish. The relax in the peloton for the early two thirds of the race was replaced by the usual stress in finishes like those, with Antonio Pedrero, Héctor Carretero, Andrey Amador and José Joaquín Rojas once again keeping Landa and Carapaz well protected. The two got through a big pile-up in the bunch with five kilometers to go, staying into a 40-man peloton which seemed destined to contest the day’s success into the 2km, 4% finishing slope. However, another crash into a roundabout further split the lead group, taking Landa down and 44″ off the front at the finish. Carapaz resisted inside the 13-man group that kicked off the climb with a chance to win, and against the tired lead-out men ahead of the sprinters, he waited for the last 500 meters to launch his move, atop on his Canyon equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed electronic groupset and with hold off faster finishers such as Diego Ulissi and Caleb Ewan, who made things incredibly hard for the Movistar rider at the end.
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