The end of the stage Richard Carapaz with one of the best cycling teams in the world, it would be just around the corner. With his last year under the jersey of INEOS Grenadiers there are already other brands behind the Carchense Locomotive.
Velo News clarified that next season the Carmel-born man will dress in pink as he reinforces part of the ranks of EF Education – EasyPost. In this way, the offers proposed by the Spanish team Movistar and the British INEOS themselves would be rejected.
“Velo News has learned that Richard Carapaz will arrive at EF Education-EasyPost after rejecting the offer from Movistar or renewing with Ineos. EF Education-EasyPost declined to comment when contacted by Velo News, but we understand that the The deal is done and will be officially ratified by the UCI on August 1 this year when the transfer window opens.”
EF, an American team, would be looking for a figure to help them pick up in big competitions and add wins. With the departure of Rigoberto Urán, rosés need to fill this gap and satisfy the needs of rich.
Although there is no confirmed information, the departure of Carapaz would be due to the necessities of his future: to be a leader for the Tour de France, a salary increase and to be the face of the team he represents.
The only but so far is if Team USA falls off the World Tour payroll. Currently, it is in square 17 on one of the descents; this factor would leave no reason for Richie to switch sides.
With the Tour of Poland and Spain, this season will end for Richard Carapaz. The Locomotive wants to pass the bad taste in the mouth of the Giro d’Italia, where it finished second, dress in red and win this grand tour which was elusive in 2020 due to Primoz Roglic.