Giro D’Italia: Lopez Beats Carapaz To Take Best Young Rider Prize And Final Podium Place

Miguel Angel Lopez and Richard Carapaz climb during stage 20 at the Giro d'Itlia

While Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) were battling for overall Giro d'Italia victory on the climb to Cervinia, yet again, another race was also being fiercely contested as Miguel Angel Lopez ( Astana ) and Richard Carapaz ( Movistar ) fought the best young rider’s white jersey and even the final place on the podium place in Rome. The 24 year-old Colombia and Ecuadorian riders have been locked in a battle for the white jersey since the start of the Giro d’Italia in Jerusalem more than three weeks ago. They have swapped spells in the special jersey and even focused on racing their own race even during Stage 19 to Bardonecchia when Chris Froome won alone, three minutes ahead to set up his overall victory. Lopez and Carapaz could have perhaps helped reduce Froome’s winning margin and so help Dumoulin take the pink jersey. However, they ...

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