Colombian climber Esteban Chaves represented ORICA-GreenEDGE in the early breakaway on stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia.
Chaves made a move of nine riders after another intense start to racing and remained in the lead five over the first of three category one climbs before losing touch of the second.
In the finale, the general classification players came to the fore, Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team) launching an unchallenged solo attack on the final climb for victory.
“These last two mountain stages were always going to be in the hands of the general classification teams to determine if the breakaway was going to be successful or not,” sport director Matt White said. “It’s not so much about who made the break or how hard they went.”
|1||Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||6:24:13|
|2||Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team||0:00:28|
|3||Rigoberto Uran (COL) - Etixx - Quick-Step||0:01:10|
|4||Tanel Kangert (EST) - Astana Pro Team||0:01:18|
|5||Steven Kruijswijk (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo||0:01:18|
|6||Alberto Contador (SPA) - Tinkoff-Saxo||0:01:18|
|7||Mikel Landa Meana (SPA) - Astana Pro Team||0:01:18|
|8||Leopold Konig (CZE) - Team Sky||0:01:21|
|9||Mikel Nieve (SPA) - Team Sky||0:01:24|
|10||Alexandre Geniez (FRA) - FDJ.fr||0:02:24|
|56||Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:27:14|
|70||Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:37:39|
|72||Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:37:39|
|74||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:38:35|
|75||Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:38:35|
|92||Brett Lancaster (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:44:47|
|160||Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:53:20|