Tokyo 2020 – Bradley Wiggins marvels at ‘phenomenal’ Richard Carapaz after Ecuadorian wins road race gold
The 28-year-old Ecuadorian won gold after a thrilling 234km road race in Tokyo. Sir Bradley Wiggins watched on as the 2019 Giro d'Italia winner saw off the challenge of a star-studded pack to win by almost a minute. Carapaz's gold comes just a week after the Ecuadorian's 3rd place finish at the Tour de France.
'One of phenomenal Carapaz's biggest wins' - Wiggins reacts to road race
Sir Bradley Wiggins marvelled at the performance of Richard Carapaz after the Ecuadorian won gold in the men’s cycling road race event in Tokyo.
Just a week after his third place finish in the Tour de France, Carapaz crossed the line at the Fuji International Speedway track well ahead of Belgium’s Wout van Aert and Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar in second and third.
Carapaz attacked Brandon McNulty as the race hit the circuit, as a chase group lurked menacingly behind, and put in a strong burst to leave him time to take in the applause of the few hundred fans on the Speedway after a 234km, six-and-a-half-hour race.