The EF Education-EasyPost club announced four Latino runners among its seven chosen to participate in the Miguel Induráin 2023 Grand Prix, which will take place this Saturday with a tough course of more than 200 kilometers, among them the Olympic champion of the route, the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz.

Jonathan Vaughters’ squad will also include Colombian Esteban Chaves, Costa Rican Andrey Amador and another Ecuadorian Jonathan Klever Caicedo; while the Norwegian Odd Christian Eiking, the Eritrean Merhawi Kudus and the German Georg Steinhauser complete the roster.

The Colombian champion, who stood out in the second stage of the Tour of Catalonia, appears together with Carapaz in the list of favorites to take victory in the Spanish race, which will have a very mountainous route, for which they will have the support special of two force climbers like Amador and Klever.

This year’s Miguel Indurain Grand Prix has exactly the same route as in 2021, where riders will find numerous climbs, four of which are categorized. The first one is the Alto de Eraul (3.8 km at 5.5%), which appears halfway through the route.

They will meet this climb again in the final, but before that happens, they will follow two laps of the local circuit. In the first lap are the Alto de Guirguillano (2.8 km at 5.9%) and the Alto de Lezáun (3.9 km at 5.5%).

At the end, fifteen kilometers from the end, they will climb the Alto de Eraul again. At the top of that climb there are still ten kilometers to the finish in Estella, but this finish is not entirely downhill. The descent is interrupted twice by short ascents. First there is the Alto de Muru and then the Alto Ibarra.