The plane in which Richard Carapaz traveled was received this Thursday at the Quito airport with a water bow, a tribute to the gold medal won by the cyclist in the Tokyo Olympics.
The ‘Locomotora del Carchi’ returned to its country after an absence of months, and weeks of participating in the Tour of Spain, which it left in the fourteenth stage.
Carapaz returned to Ecuador from Amsterdam, after a year in which he not only won the Olympic gold medal in road cycling, but also finished third in the Tour de France.
In the coming days, the award-winning Ecuadorian cyclist, who has complained so much about the sports authorities of his country, will be the object of successive tributes both in Quito and in his native province, Carchi.
Tomorrow, Friday, a press conference and a meeting with President Guillermo Lasso are scheduled, and on Saturday, in Tulcan, a parade of allegorical floats in honor of the champion is scheduled. EFE