El Telegrafo – Ecuadorians prepare for their debut at the Giro d’Italia

The Giro d’Italia 2022 will start on Friday, May 6, with four Ecuadoreans in attendance. For the tricolor riders, this will be a chance to certify that they are among the best in the world. Main character: Richard Karabaz.

He will represent “Locomotora del Carchi” and Jhonatan Narváez Ineos Grenadier from the United Kingdom. The former already knows what it means to win the Giro, as he did in 2019 with the Movistar team. The duo took to the stage at the 2020 edition.

The third Ecuadorean in the Giro is Jonathan Caicedo. The “Little Cuban” will compete in the EF Pro Cycling in the United States, being the main community. Kaiseido also won a stage in 2020.

Finally, Jefferson Cepeda will attend with Androni Giocatoli, one of the local clubs. Cepeda is the best of the Giro’s Carchenses and the least internationally experienced, compared to its compatriots.

Ecuador is the second country on the continent with the most cyclists in cycling competition, after Colombia. The neighboring country to the north is one of the standards in terms of this discipline on the continent and has representatives in most teams.

A total of 22 clubs have been registered for the Giro, which will start on May 6 with a 195-kilometre flat stage between Budapest and Visegrad, in Hungary. Ecuadoreans, the inhabitants of the province of Carchi, have their strength in the mountainous stages.

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In this version there will be three days off, 21 races, 3,412 kilometers of travel, two countries and one winner to wear the pink jersey, as the overall classification leader is called. The Giro will end on May 29, with a 17.1-kilometre trial in Verona.

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