He already debuted with the colors of EF Education in the Nationals of Ecuador, where last February he won the title of background champion. But this Wednesday Richard Carapaz reappears in Europe to debut his new jersey with the American team at the Milan-Turin (14:35, Eurosport 1), Italian semiclassical that after several editions in which it bet on a broken run, in which men like Primoz Roglic, Thibaut Pinot and Miguel Ángel López took victory, once again offers a Ideal layout for sprinters.
The 104th edition of the race will consist of 192 flat kilometers, without mountainous difficulties, starting in Rho and finishing in Orbassano, and will count on the participation of ten World Tour teams and seven in the Pro Team category. Everything that is not an outcome in the form of a massive arrival will be a huge surprise.
So, as happened in last year’s edition, runners like Biniam Girmay, Dylan Groenewegen or Fernando Gaviria they start as big favorites to win in a hypothetical volata. Mark Cavendish, champion in 2022, defends title. Time, in parallel, is disputed in Belgium the classical Nokere Koerse (16:15, Eurosport 1), with three laps of a circuit of successive walls. Tim Merlier, defending champion, great favorite along with Pascal Ackerman, Sam Welsford, Alberto Dainese either Victor Campenaerts. The Euskaltel, present.