Drunk riders sent home from regional games after arguing with officials on night out after opening ceremony

Three Ecuadorian riders, including Movistar man Richard Carapaz, sent packing from Bolivarian Games

Movistar rider Richard Carapaz was one of three riders found out drinking

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The Ecuadorian Olympic Committee (COE) has sent three cyclists home from the regional Bolivarian Games after they were found out drinking after the opening ceremony.

The three riders, Richard Carapaz of Movistar, Jhonathen Narvaez who will for Quick-Step Floors in 2018, and Jonathan Caicedo were apparently drinking in a restaurant at a beach resort near the team hotel after the opening ceremony in Santa Marta, Colombia, when a group of Ecuadorian officials walked into the same establishment.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.