Vuelta a España - Richard Carapaz: I am very satisfied with second place at the Vuelta
Nov 08 2020 04:59 am CET

Vuelta a España - Richard Carapaz: I am very satisfied with second place at the Vuelta
Vuelta a España - Richard Carapaz: I am very satisfied with second place at the Vuelta
Photo of Richard Carapaz by Team Ineos

Ineos Grenadiers' Richard Carapaz has remained in the second position of the General Classification in the Vuelta a España despite his attempts to cut time on Primoz Roglic.

The last challenging stage of the 2020 edition of the Spanish grand tour featured a mountain finish on the ski resort of the Alto de la Covatilla. Carapaz arrived to the last climb with the favourites and made his move with two kilometres to go, leaving Primoz Roglic behind and expecting to win back the 45 seconds that separated from him in the overall standing.

The Ecuadorian crossed the finish line 20 seconds ahead of Roglic, which wasn't enough to seize back the lead of the General Classification. The Slovenian national champion finished the stage as the virtual winner of the race as the last stage is flat and is set to finish in a bunch sprint in Madrid.

"I really enjoyed the stage today and it is a great pleasure to finish second at the Vuelta," said Carapaz. "The team did a lot of work for me, they always tried to stay in the front for me. They showed some grit and some courage, and we tried everything we possibly could.

"Personally, I am very satisfied with second place at the Vuelta, super happy with my season and I think the team can be very happy with the season as well."




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