Two-time Vuelta a Espana stage winner Esteban Chaves has been crowned the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour champion following a final twilight stage on Yas Marina Circuit this evening.
The Colombian entered the last day of racing with a 16second buffer to Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team) and maintained that advantage thanks to the support of his ORICA-GreenEDGE teammates on what was another sprint finish.
After a fifth overall at the Vuelta a Espana, the victory marks the 25-year-old’s first professional overall victory at a multi-stage race.
“First a mountain stage win, then my first general classification in a professional stage race. I am very, very happy,” Chaves said after he crossed the finish line.
|1||Elia Viviani (ITA) - Team Sky||2:22:43|
|2||Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff-Saxo||ST|
|3||Andrea Guardini (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||ST|
|4||Daniel Oss (ITA) - BMC Racing Team||ST|
|5||Marco Canola (ITA) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling||ST|
|6||Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Team Giant-Alpecin||ST|
|7||Andrea Palini (ITA) - Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team||ST|
|8||Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (SPA) - Movistar Team||ST|
|9||Lukasz Wisniowski (POL) - Etixx - Quick-Step||ST|
|10||Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (SPA) - Movistar Team||ST|
|17||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|22||Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|28||Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|29||Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|82||Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:18|
|86||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:32|