Olympic champion Richard Carapaz underwent a new covid-19 test and the result was negative, so he will be able to participate in the National Cycling Championship that will take place between Thursday, February 17 and Sunday, February 20.

The professional team Ineos Grenadiers confirmed that the Ecuadorian cyclist is already recovered and will start the individual time trial this Friday 18; while on Sunday, February 20, he will seek to win the road title.

The ‘Locomotive of Carchi’, who had to leave the Tour de la Provence due to the coronavirus, published a photo of him on his bicycle on his Instagram account with the message: “We are back recharged, the National Championship awaits us.”

Carapaz, winner of the 2019 Giro d’Italia, overcame the covid-19 crisis and has already tested negative in the relevant tests to which he was subjected. “Hello, I’m Richi, I want to invite everyone to be present at the National Championship, I will be present. I hope everyone enjoys it because cycling is breathed in Ecuador,” Carapaz said in a video posted on Twitter.

Contrary to Carapaz’s situation, the titles in the women’s elite category and the men’s sub-23 category were vacated when the casualties of Miryam Núñez, who suffered an accident on Sunday in Quito, and the impossibility of Nixon Rosero to get his UCI license were confirmed. , due to delay in procedures at the Ecuadorian Consulate in Spain, where he will run this season for Team Lizarte.

The time trial will be held on Friday (09:00) in a circuit that closes at the roundabout of the Middle of the World City, while the online route test will be run on Sunday (08:00) in the surroundings of the Atahualpa stadium and La Carolina Park. (D)

The Ecuadorian Cycling Federation has proposed a route in the north of Quito for the national championship. The peloton will have to do 17 laps to complete 163.2 kilometers.