Carapaz achieved a historic second place in the Giro d’Italia

Jai Hindley and Richard Carapaz celebrate on the Giro d’Italia podium on May 29, 2022. Photo: Twitter Giro d’Italia

Carchense Richard Carapaz once again made history for Ecuadorian sport by placing second in the Giro d’Italia, this Sunday, May 29, 2022, on the precise day of his birthday.

On the last day, an individual time trial of 17.4 km was held in Verona. ‘Richie’ started at 09:45 and clocked 23:49 minutes on that route. With that he secured second place in the race.

Jai Hindley, winner of the Giro, he timed 23:56, seven seconds behind Carapaz in this stage.

The Giro d’Italia podium was as follows: Hindley, Carapaz and the Spanish Mikel Landa third.

In this stage 21, Carapaz was the penultimate man to start. Three minutes later, the leader of the race, the Australian Jai Hindley, did it.

At the intermediate point, ‘Richie’ scored 15:20 minutes, while Hindley 15:21.

It was a good time trial for the Ecuadorian, but it was not enough to displace his rival from first place. All in all, the man from Carchen secured a historic second place in the Giro.

The ‘Locomotive of Carchi’ was 1:18 minutes behind the Australian Hindleywho took possession of the pink ‘maglia’ on stage 20 and defended it on this last day.

Richard Carapaz defended the Giro d’Italia podium on May 29, 2022. Photo: Twitter @INEOSGrenadiers

The results of stage 21

The winner of the stage was Matteo Sobrero with 22:24 minutes.

Richard Carapaz became tenth at 1:24 minutes.

Jai Hindley was placed in 15th place at 1:31 minutes.

Mikel Landa achieved 76th place at 3:04 minutes.

Jhonatan Narváz it was located at 85 at 3:09 minutes.

Carapaz’s Birthday

The 105th edition of the Italy tour comes to an end this May 29, 2022, precisely on the 29th birthday of Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz.

‘Richie’, who seeks his place on the Giro podium, was born in El Carmelo (Carchi province) on May 29, 1993.

The already legendary Ecuadorian cyclist began the race at the age of 28, but turns 29 on this last day.

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