Richard Carapaz will sign with EF Education-EasyPost in 2023
The Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz ends his contract with his current team, Ineos Grenadier, in December 2022 and his renewal or signing was one of the most talked about in recent weeks. Finally it will be the U.S. team EF Education-EasyPost that will have the Olympic champion in its squad for next season.
Richard Carapaz to race with EF Education-EasyPost next season
Rumors suggested that Carapaz could return to Movistar Team, with which he won the 2019 Giro d'Italia next year or even that his renewal with Ineos Grenadier was already closed. But the Velonews portal has just confirmed that his signing with EF Education-EasyPost is solid and will be made public next August 1 when confirmed by the UCI.
The signing of Carapaz was one of the most interesting this year as he was a key rider for many WorldTour teams to rebuild their lineups around the Ecuadorian. For EF Education-EasyPost it represents the most important move in recent years with the prospect of challenging for a Grand Tour victory.
For those who want to know more about Carapaz's humble origins, we recommend that you take a look at this documentary that explores the places where the current champion was forged.