Giro champion Carapaz confirmed for Vuelta
Richard Carapaz will look to add the Vuelta title to his Giro d’Italia crown after being confirmed in Movistar’s line-up for the final Grand Tour of the season.
The Ecuadorian, who stormed to a surprise victory in Italy earlier this year, will first have to establish himself as team leader with former winners Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde also named in a strong eight-man team.
It will likely be the 26-year-old's final outing for Movistar before joining Team Ineos in 2020.
La Vuelta, available to watch LIVE on Eurosport and Eurosport Player, runs from August 24 to September 15.
Full Movistar team
- Alejandro Valverde
- Nairo Quintana
- Richard Carapaz
- Marc Soler
- Imanol Erviti
- Nelson Oliveira
- Jorge Arcas
- Antonio Pedrero.