Nairo and Carapaz will not run again with Movistar

Both the Colombian and the Ecuadorian will not participate in the end of season races. Arkea and Ineos, their respective new destinations.


Nairo Quintana and Richard Carapaz are already history of Movistar. After the confirmation of the team for Lombardy next Saturday, neither Colombian nor Ecuadorian appear among the seven chosen for the race that puts an end to the World Tour calendar in Europe. Only the Tour of Guangxi (China), next week, will be missing as the last test of the season of the highest category. The team reported that both will not be, terminating their stage in the team.

For Nairo, his sports relationship with Movistar ended in the Tour of Spain, where he became the leader after Andorra's day. On September 15, on the final day in Madrid, the blue jersey was worn for the last time. Although he was training in recent weeks to participate in some of the Italian events, he did not finally leave the game in any of them. In this way, and with 29 years, ends eight seasons in the team leaving numerous achievements: a Tour of Italy (2014), a Tour of Spain (2016), three podiums in the Tour de France (2nd in 2013 and 2015 and 3rd in 2016). In total, 39 wins, all with Movistar since leaving Colombia.

The next three seasons will run in the French Arkea, for now of the Continental Professional category and with options to be a World Tour team next season. The one who will not wear more blue again will be Richard Carapaz. At 26, the winner of the Giro d'Italia this season completed his last race with the team in Greater Piedmont. He left, as in the other three Italian classics played in the last week. Since he conquered the Giro, he participated in the Tour of Burgos (finished 3rd) and in the Bretagne Classic (65th).

In addition, since his march to Ineos was announced, on September 2, he failed to reach the finish line in any race with Movistar. He also signs for three seasons with the British team. His legacy in the Movistar is eight wins divided into two races: four in the Giro d'Italia, including a general classification, and many others in the Tour of Asturias (with two final classifications). Mikel Landa, another one who says goodbye, will be in Lombardy. The Movistar, in the biggest season of changes of the last decade



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