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Ineos Grenadiers confirm Carapaz as leader in full Giro d’Italia lineup

Ineos Grenadiers confirm Carapaz as leader in full Giro d’Italia lineup

Ineos Grenadiers have published their 2022 Giro d’Italia lineup with 2019 winner Richard Carapaz confirmed as overall leader, for what on paper is set to…

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Ineos Grenadiers have published their 2022 Giro d’Italia lineup with 2019 winner Richard Carapaz confirmed as overall leader, for what on paper is set to be one of the most powerful GC squads of the race.

A podium finisher in all three Grand Tours , fourth in 2018 and with an unexpected but well-deserved outright victory in the 2019 Giro d’Italia, Carapaz aims to succeed fellow South American Egan Bernal as the overall winner again this May. A second Carapaz overall win on May 29 in Verona – the same city where the race finished in 2019 and with a similar short time trial as well – would also be Ineos Grenadiers’ fourth in the Giro d’Italia in five years.

Perhaps the most eye-catching absence from the 2022 Ineos Grenadiers lineup is Londoner Tao Geoghegan Hart, the surprise winner in 2020, who has reportedly been ill in recent weeks. His compatriot Tom Pidcock, initially thought as a possible Giro participant for Ineos Grenadiers but now said to be likely to do the Tour de France, is also not present.

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British fans, though, will be able to follow the progress of 20-year-old Ben Tulett, already a winner this year in Italy in Coppi e Bartali and now making his debut in a Grand Tour.

Carapaz will also be able […]

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