Carapaz gave 46 ":" We remain optimistic, the Giro is long "

The Ecuadorian lost 46 "in the goal of Orbetello for a mechanical problem in the final stage of the stage that forced him to change the bike with his partner Pedrero.

Richard Carapaz gave 46 "seconds in the third stage of the Giro, a flat day that took Gaviria to the sprint, for a mechanical problem just eight kilometers from the finish line." From the beginning it was a nervous stage, but one never expects incidents like that. I have gone over a pothole, I have damaged a wheel and I have had to change bike with Pedrero I am small and my teammates are taller (laughs), so I was pedaling as best I could. It was impossible to come back, today we have lost a few seconds, but we still do not rule out anything. We are still optimistic and in struggle that the Giro is still long, "said the Ecuadorian.

He also thanked the great work of his team. team, since "the teammates have tried to solve the problem as soon as possible, and I am very grateful to them that the support has been phenomenal, we have many stages still ahead, the days will come good. " Thus, Caparaz falls 25 places in the general ranking and now occupies the 38th position, 1:33 behind leader Roglic. In this way, Mikel Landa happens to be now the best runner in the classification of the blue set. It is 23º, to 1:07 of the Slovenian.

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