Chaves commits to Mitchelton-SCOTT until 2021Fri 11 Oct 2019
Colombian Esteban Chaves has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal that will see the former Il Lombardia winner remain at Mitchelton-SCOTT until the end of 2021.
Chaves enjoyed a return to success in 2019, with his emotional triumph on stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia the highlight. After a missing the majority of 2018 campaign through illness, his sixth year with the team also saw him return to the Vuelta a Espana in a leadership role at a Grand Tour.
The two-time Grand Tour podium finisher now has his sights set on returning to his best in 2020, and the 29-year-old is happy to remain with the team he calls a family.
“I’m really happy, I’ve always felt good with this organisation, with this team, with the boys, with everyone, we’re like a big family, so I’m happy to be staying here for another two-years.”
“I’m happy with my 2019 season, every month and every race we were one step up, so that is super important. The team from the beginning have looked after me really well and have given me confidence. The experience this year was awesome and we’re working step by step to get back to my best level.”
“I want to continue to make a story with the team like we have done in the past, I also want to help the new guys and continue to learn from the older guys. I want to continue my contribution to this organisation.”
Matt White (Head Sports Director):
“There's a lot of positives to take out of this season for Esteban. His health has been really good this year and we know that when he can get back to the level he is capable of competing at, he can win at any race on the calendar.”
“Esteban is really motivated to achieve a lot more goals in different areas as well, and we could see some surprises in his calendar for next year.”
Date of Birth: 17 January 1990 (29)
Turned Pro: 2014
Joined Mitchelton-SCOTT: 2011
2019 Season Highlights:
- 1st 2019 Giro d’Italia – Stage 19
FUN - Esteban Chaves Foundation Special Edition SCOTT Addict RC
To raise awareness and support his foundation in Colombia, SCOTT has designed a very special Addict RC frame set for Esteban Chaves.
FUN works on two main pillars: Sport (Cycling) and Medicine (Orthopedics) in keeping with the philosophy of the work of Esteban and the values he represents: optimism, perseverance, discipline, and fellowship.
This Addict RC frame kit is also featured in SCOTT's 2020 collection and will be available as a limited edition for end consumers in November. A contribution of 200€ per frame set goes directly to Esteban’s foundation FUN.
Addict RC Frameset
HMX SL Carbon Disc Mainframe, HMX SL Carbon Disc fork, compatible for Di2 and mech. Shifting
HMX SL Carbon fork for Disc Brake
Addict RC Headset
Expander for Carbon Steertube
Syncros Duncan SL Aero seatpost
Syncros ROAD plug-in SL thru axle