Colombian Esteban Chaves was ORICA-GreenEDGE’s top finisher on stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana this afternoon in 25th position.
A short but sharp climb made for a tough finish for Chaves who now sits in 18th position overall.
“It was really a stage that doesn’t suit Esteban so his role today was just to get to the bottom right up there,” sport director Neil Stephens said.
“We didn’t want him to try to give away time, but if he lost 15seconds well so be it. At the end of the day 15seconds in a few days time is not going to be anything, there will be gaps of 15minutes.
|1||Daniel Navarro Garcia (SPA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits||4:21:04|
|2||Daniel Moreno Fernandez (SPA) - Team Katusha||0:00:02|
|3||Wilco Kelderman (NED) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team||ST|
|4||Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:00:05|
|5||Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) - FDJ.fr||ST|
|6||Damiano Caruso (ITA) - Cannondale||ST|
|7||Alberto Contador Velasco (SPA) - Tinkoff-Saxo||ST|
|8||Robert Gesink (NED) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team||ST|
|9||Daniel Martin (IRL) - Garmin Sharp||ST|
|10||Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team||ST|
|26||Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:20|
|48||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:34|
|94||Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:03:05|
|112||Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:59|
|140||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:14:43|
|170||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:14:43|
|172||Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:14:43|