Giro d’Italia champion, Richard Carapaz will combine Team Ineos by the beginning of the 2020 season.
The Ecuadorian has agreed a three-year manage the team and adds to an already impressive stable.
Team main Sir Dave Brailsford – whose team have won seven of the previous eight Tour de France titles – said:”He is obviously a wonderful climber but also has great flexibility as he showed at the Giro earlier this past season.
“He’s still relatively young and I don’t have any doubt that he could develop and improve even farther at Team Ineos.”
Carapaz became the first rider to win a Grand Tour when he succeeded in the Giro.
He explained:”I am very enthusiastic about joining the group. I feel that this is a superb chance for me to continue my development and growth as a rider, working year after year.
“I think I’ll fit into this group well and race to my entire potential within the coming years. I would like to achieve some fantastic triumphs to get Team Ineos.”
Meanwhile, two-time grand tour champion Nairo Quintana is currently joining Arkea-Samsic on a three-year thing.
Even the Giro, who won the Giro d’Italia at 2016 in the Vuelta and 2014, has completed runner-up in the Tour de France.
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