How Richard Carapaz won the Giro d'Italia 2019, according to his team

Movistar sports director says Carapaz 'needs to stay with this team'

Richard Carapaz in the pink jersey at the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Richard Carapaz began as a back-up leader in the 2019 Giro d'Italia, but took the steps planned by Movistar to have a chance at glory.

According to his team, "the leadership passed gently" over a handful of stages including the San Marino time trial and the Lago Serrù summit finish.

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