Giro d'Italia champion Richard Carapaz is moving from Movistar to Team Ineos on a three-year deal, confirming the Ecuadorian's widely expected switch.
The 26-year-old said: "I am very excited about joining the team. I feel this is a great opportunity for me to continue my development and growth as a rider, working with a team that continues to go from strength-to-strength, year after year.
“I already know a lot of the riders on the team and I am really looking forward to working everyone at Team Ineos from next season.
“I believe I will fit into this group well and race to my full potential over the coming years. I want to achieve some great triumphs for Team Ineos.”
Team Principal, Sir Dave Brailsford, welcomed the news of Carapaz’s arrival, commenting: “We are very pleased to have signed Richard from the start of the 2020 season. We have been long time admirers of his talents as a bike rider and have followed his development closely over a number of years, as we have always marked him out as a potential member of our team.
“He is obviously a fantastic climber but also has great versatility as he showed at the Giro earlier this year. He is still relatively young and I have no doubt he can develop and improve even further at Team Ineos.”
Here's how the French team Arkea-Samsic announced its signing from Movistar of Nairo Quintana, currently leading the Vuelta. It's up there with some of the weirder ones we've seen ...
Arkea Samsic announces the arrival of Nairo Quintana pic.twitter.com/rCvKfLyqfi
— Race Radio (@TheRaceRadio) September 2, 2019
Ahead of yesterday's final climb at the Vuelta, a hailstorm caused the TV relay to fail with viewers left looking at images from the finish line camera.
Now, images have emerged of one dramatic event that everyone missed at the time - Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic crashing on the penultimate descent as he came round a bend and found a neutral service moto in his path ....
— Team Jumbo-Visma cycling (@JumboVismaRoad) September 2, 2019
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