Attacking Carapaz takes Giro lead

21 May 2022

Attacking Carapaz takes Giro lead

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Giro d'Italia stage 14: Santena › Torino, 147km.

Richard Carapaz sprinted to third to take the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia after an attacking performance on stage 14. 

Carapaz attempted a daring solo attack with 28 kilometres to go, distancing a small group of favourites, but was caught on the final climb by a group of three riders.

The quartet rode a strong pace to maintain the gap to the others, until Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange - Jayco), who was not an immediate threat overall, attacked the trio to win the stage.

Carapaz then finished third after a three-up sprint, to take the maglia rosa and now leads Jai Hindley (Bora - Hansgrohe) by seven seconds. 

Earlier, Bora - Hansgrohe had set a very high pace to split the race into many groups as the sun beat down on a gruelling finish circuit in Torino. 

Despite the pace, Carapaz was able to sit in the wheels of the Bora riders, before he further enlivened a high-paced stage with a daring solo attack on the second ascent of the Superga climb, leaving a small group of GC contenders in his wake.

This attack split the group further, though Carapaz was eventually caught by a trio of his rivals on the Colle della Maddalena., before Yates escaped the leaders to win the stage, but Carapaz earned the maglia rosa. 


Richard Carapaz

“It was a tough stage but a very short one. I’m happy with how it went. It’s a positive step for the team and now we will try to defend the Maglia Rosa. 

"I didn’t remember that three years ago I took it on stage 14 but I’m happy to have done it again.”
Overall standings

1. Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) 63:06:57
2. Jai Hindley (Bora - Hansgrohe) +7"
3. Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) +30".
4. Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) +59"
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux) +1:01