Movistar's Carapaz gets first pro win at Vuelta a Asturias - News Shorts

Richard Carapaz (Movistar) gets his first pro win at Vuelta a Asturia

Movistar 's Richard Carapaz scored his first win for the Spanish WorldTour team this weekend at the Vuelta a Asturias, a three-day 2.1 race that started Friday in Oviedo. The 24-year-old was fifth on the opening stage, won the queen stage to Alto del Acebo and was eighth on Sunday to secure the overall win. Carapaz and Movistar had to fight off an eight-rider breakaway on the final day. The group included Ricardo Mestre (W52), who was less than two minutes off Carapaz's lead. In the end, the bunch that included Carapaz finished just 34 second behind the remaining two leaders. "After yesterday's victory we knew we were holding a very decent gap, and my teammates controlled things really well so we could keep this jersey until the end," Carapaz said. "We were also keeping in mind that other squads had to join us at the front of the pack ...

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