“Thanks to the Movistar team I was able to get one of the most important titles in the world”. It was the words of Richard Carapaz, delivering the ‘pink jersey’ of the Giro d’Italia to Lenin Moreno, president of Ecuador, on the morning of this Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Carondelet Palace.
The champion met with the president in a meeting in which his wife was also Tania Rosero, who accompanied him on his journey.
Carapaz recalled that without the sponsorship of Movistar it would have been impossible for him to achieve the title of one of the three biggest laps in the world in cycling.
#ElCampeónEnCasa | “Este 'maillot' yo lo quiero entregar al pueblo ecuatoriano. Que usted como Primer Mandatario me gustaría que le busque un lugar, un rinconcito por aquí, que cuando visiten los ecuatorianos lo puedan mirar”. Richard Carapaz a Lenín Moreno— El Comercio (@elcomerciocom) 11 de junio de 2019
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“Without this unconditional support I have had during these four years, it would have been almost impossible to realize this dream.” Carapaz began receiving support from the Secretary of Sport since 2018.
On June 5, three days after Carapaz was crowned champion of the Tour of Italy, the holder of that State Portfolio, Andrea Sotomayor, said that in that competition “Richard was specifically representing the company that is his sponsor; in that case it was part of the planning to do so.
” Then, Sotomayor assured: “He has this year planned for the Secretariat, the World Cup which is in September and there we cover all the expenses of Richard. Also that being part of the High Performance receives a monthly remuneration, for his personal expenses “. (I)