Richard Carapaz begins his 2023 with new colors, but also with great enthusiasm regarding what will be his new era in the EF Education EasyPost, a team in which he joined this year and where he will seek the Tour de France, something that in Ineos he it was more difficult.

The changes always aim to be for the better and more so with this decision that Carapaz made to leave one of the most powerful teams in the world like Ineos Greandiers, to another that is structuring an important project, but that does not have the same cyclists as the British.

However, in the EF he will have much more Latin American support and they can assure him a good space as the only leader. With Ineos he could not have this type of security, the leadership was competed, a lot, with various pressures, although it must be accepted that the man from Carchi had his opportunities.

He lacked the great tour with Ineos, it is true, but he achieved podiums in all the great ones, an Olympic gold medal with the Ecuador uniform and also, a memorable farewell in the Vuelta a España 2022, with three stages and a jersey from mountain.

The emotional message at the start of 2023 from Richard Carapaz through his Instagram social network was as follows: A year with new skin and excited to start this 2023 with goals full of hope and a great desire to succeed together with my team

So the move to EF needs to be pretty good, the start has to reflect those three years and maybe more than Tulcán will be in Jonathan Vaughters’ squad. That’s why send this message.

It is not yet known what competition Richard Carapaz will be in at the start of the season, it could be that he wants to try what he did not achieve last year, which was trying to be the national champion of Ecuador, something that he almost achieved, but that at In the end, it was taken from him by Richard Haro.

Source: Andrés Álvarez Pardo at