Chaves and Simon Yates form two-pronged Mitchelton-Scott approach at Giro d'Italia

Maglia rosa Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) waves to the crowd at the start of stage 20 Giro d'Ital

Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates will form a two-pronged approach at the upcoming Giro d'Italia , with the Mitchelton-Scott naming what it describes as "one of the strongest line-ups possible" to support their two leaders. Chaves finished runner-up at the Giro in 2016, losing the pink jersey to Vincenzo Nibali on the penultimate day, and he went on to finish on the podium of the Vuelta a España and then win Il Lombardia later that year. Things didn't go so smoothly last year as injury and personal problems derailed his Tour de France debut, but the Colombian is confident he can return to Grand Tour contention. "I'm really happy to be going back to Italy. When I became professional, I lived in Italy and it has been the place for my toughest moments, but also the most beautiful moments of my career," said Chaves, who suffered a career-threatening crash at ...

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