Giro winner Richard Carapaz no longer starts in the final stage of …

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Richard Carapaz will no longer start on Sunday in the final stage of the Tour of Poland. The leader of Ineos crashed on Saturday, but still finished the race. “It is better to give Richard time to recover,” said the British team.


“Richard was in pain after yesterday’s crash,” sports director Matteo Tosatto said. “So at this point it is better to give it some time to recover and not let it start again. This is the best solution. After this, he explores a few stages of the Giro and heads to the Tour of Lombardy. In view of what is yet to come this season, it is better to rest now. ”

Carapaz mainly sustained grazes and due to the impact he suffers from some stiff muscles. “Especially on his abs and in the hip,” explained the team doctor. “But it mainly concerns bruises and bruises. We are following his situation closely. ”

Richard Carapaz managed to get sixteenth place out of the fire on Saturday, at 3:21, but therefore lost his leading place in the standings after he had won the stage on Friday. In the stand he stood at 3:21 from the new leader Remco Evenepoel.

Teammate Ian Stannard was also in the same crash. He had to give up immediately and suffered a dislocated right shoulder.

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