Carapaz prepares the season in Ecuador ... At 4,800 meters!

The Ineos cyclist trained at altitude on the roads of his country near the top of the Cotopaxi volcano before starting his 2020 season in the next Volta a Catalunya.


Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz (Ineos), winner of the 2019 Giro and second in the 2020 Vuelta, is preparing his return to the competition planned in the Volta a Catalunya in style, and in his country he has exercised on the roads of the Cotopaxi Volcano, at an altitude of 4,800 meters.

Unknown heights in European cycling, since in the Giro d'Italia or Tour de France the highest peaks are those of the Iseran (2,770), Stelvio (2,757) or the Galibier (2,646) .

In his team's twitter account, the Carchense cyclist can be seen near the snowy summit of Cotopaxi, the second highest volcano in Ecuador, with a height of 5,897 meters, only surpassed by Chimborazo (6,263) .

After competing in Catalonia, Carapaz plans to compete in the Tour of the Basque Country, from April 5 to 10, before testing in the classics Amstel Gold Race, Flecha Valona and Liège-Bastoña-Liège.

Later, Carapaz will finish propping up his preparation for the Tour de France in Ecuador, for him his main objective of the year.

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