Chaves to support Simon Yates at Giro d'Italia

Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott)

Mitchelton-Scott have confirmed that Esteban Chaves will return to the Giro d’Italia this season. Chaves will be riding in support of Simon Yates , who is set to lead the team following his overall victory at the Vuelta a Espana last September. Chaves rode last year’s edition of the Corsa Rosa, along with Yates, and won stage 6 to Mt Etna. Yates moved into the leader’s maglia rosa on the same day and would take three stage victories in pink before cracking dramatically on the penultimate mountain stage, with Chris Froome going on to win in Rome. The Giro d'Italia was Chaves’ final race of the 2018 after he was diagnosed with mononucleosis and ordered to rest. The Colombian made his long-awaited return to racing at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in February and has since completed 25 days of racing, with his most recent race the Volta a ...

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