Carapaz, received as a hero back to Ecuador

The plane in which Richard Carapaz traveled was received at the Quito airport with a water bow, a tribute to the gold medal won by the cyclist at the Tokyo Olympic Games. ‘La locomotora del Carchi’ returned to his country after an absence of months, and weeks of participating in La Vuelta a España, which he left in the fourteenth stage.

Carapaz returned to Ecuador from Amsterdam, after a year in which he not only won the Olympic gold medal in road cycling, but also He was third in the Tour de France (he completed his collection of podiums in the greats after his title in the 2019 Giro and second place in the 2020 La Vuelta).

In the next few days the Ecuadorian cyclist laureate, who He has complained so much about the sports authorities of his country, he will be the object of successive tributes both in Quito and in his native province, Carchi. He has planned a press conference and a meeting with President Guillermo Lasso and, in Tulcan, a parade of allegorical floats in honor of the champion.

“I still don’t know what big lap I’m going to do. My goal is to return to the Tour, it is a race that I really like, that I have lived from the inside and from the outside. It is a challenge“He said at the conference at the Coliseum of the Ministry of Sports. Pending the layout of the French competition, he acknowledged that he knows” a little about the route “:” It will have a lot of mountains, that favors us. “Carapaz said, however, that prefer to be cautious and also wait for the routes of La Vuelta and the Giro of 2022 before announcing any decision.

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