Riders reveal who they think will win the Giro d'Italia 2019

Race leader Richard Carapaz the outright favourite to hold on and win the Italian Grand Tour

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With only two mountain days and a time trial left, riders have revealed who they believe will win the 2019 Giro d'Italia in Verona.

Richard Carapaz (Movistar) – the first Ecuadorian rider to wear the pink jersey – leads the race. He has 1-54 minutes on two-time race winner, Italian Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and 2-16 on Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), fourth last year in the Tour de France. Mikel Landa, Carapaz's team-mate, sits fourth overall at 3-03.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.