Richard Carapaz

Hometown

Playa Alta, Ecuador

Birthdate

29 May 1993

Languages

Spanish, English

Richard Carapaz races with grit and without fear. The Olympic champion and Giro d’Italia winner hails from the high mountains of Ecuador, where he started racing as a 16-year-old kid for his local club. He returns there each winter to help the next generation of children from his hometown of Playa Alta get started in the sport they dream of conquering like him.

Richard has stood on the podium of all three grand tours and won 22 professional races. When Richie wins, he wins with style. He is never afraid to attack and can sense exactly the right moment to go. When he goes—on Richie's day, the best riders in the world can’t hold his wheel.

That is how he won his Olympic gold medal and his Giro d’Italia. That is how he wants to race for us.

After a difficult 2023 season, Richie is ready to attack 2024. Quiet, determined, he is more motivated than ever.

Richard Carapaz took over the lead of the 2024 Tour de France on stage 3.


Question & answer

What do you love most about cycling?

I really like competition and everything that I can do on my bike.

What is the best advice that anyone has ever given you?

Never let them stop you from flying away. The freedom of dreams is endless.

What is your favorite place to ride a bike?

I really love Ecuador.

If you weren't a cyclist, what would you be?

I think it would be something like a paramedic or a doctor.

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