Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos) is the tenth highest paid cyclist in the world, according to a report by the French newspaper L’Equipe. “Richie”, as they call Carchense, earns a salary of $ 2.3 million a year. The ranking is led by Slovak Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), who pocketed $ 5.4 million per season.
The Ecuadorian multiplied his earnings in Team Ineos since in Team Movistar, where he played for three seasons, he received close to $ 170,000 in the same period.
The “tricolor” athlete along with the Colombian Egan Bernal ($ 2.9 million) are the only Latin Americans in the world ranking. Carapaz is tenth in the ranking.
Carapaz does not regret leaving Team Movistar, since being part of their ranks was “like carrying a knife behind.”
“Living those circumstances is difficult. You do not know if tomorrow the team will wait for you because the leader will be someone else; It is like carrying a knife behind and not knowing if it will fall on you today or tomorrow, ” Carapaz told EFE. He added that the coexistence of sports in his former team was complicated. (I)