Richard Carapaz denies disloyalty accusations levelled in Movistar Netflix doc

The Ecuadorian says he gave 'everything they asked for' to his former team

Richard Carapaz (Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Richard Carapaz has denied accusations of disloyalty from his former colleagues at Movistar after the Ecuadorian switched to Ineos during the off-season.

In the Netflix documentary following the WorldTour outfit's turbulent 2019 season, 'The Least Expected Day', sports director Pablo Lastras disparages Carapaz's decision to leave, saying: "I don't care about his future. He's not been loyal and I don't want a rider who's not been loyal in my team."

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