Andrey Amador will observe Richard Carapaz from Ineos Grenadiers to EF Training-EasyPost for the 2023 season. Amador beforehand raced by Carapaz’s aspect at Movistar and moved with the Ecuadorian to Ineos in early 2020.
“I outline myself as a rider who may give help in one of the best and worst moments,” Amador mentioned in a press release launched by his new workforce on Monday.
“If I’ve one thing, then I give all of it and I give my finest for the workforce. I sacrifice myself. Not solely that, however I’ll intention for every part that I can attain.”
The Costa Rican turned skilled with Caisse d’Epargne (later Movistar) in 2009 after catching the attention with fifth general within the earlier 12 months’s Tour de l’Avenir. His biggest particular person success has come on the Giro d’Italia.
“The Giro is a giant factor for me, and I find it irresistible,” mentioned Amador, who soloed to victory at Cervinia in 2012 after which completed fourth general in 2015. A 12 months later, he wore the maglia rosa for a day en path to eighth general in Turin.
Amador was a key domestique for Carapaz when he claimed general victory on the 2019 Giro and he would observe his teammate to Ineos in February of the next 12 months after extricating himself from his contract at Movistar.
The 35-year-old has not raced a Grand Tour since that maiden season with Ineos, when he lined up alongside Carapaz at each the Tour and the Vuelta a España.
“Amador is an anchor rider, that means he anchors the workforce when it comes to getting the laborious work performed,” mentioned EF Training-EasyPost supervisor Jonathan Vaughters.
“He’s extremely skilled. He has been top-ten in a number of grand excursions. He’s a really succesful rider with a giant engine on this a part of his profession. So what he’s bringing to us is expertise.”
EF Training-EasyPost confirmed the arrival of Carapaz on a three-year deal on Friday, shortly earlier than the Ecuadorian started his closing Grand Tour for Ineos on the Vuelta.