Giro d'Italia - Race Overview

An incredible three weeks of racing and excitement came to a close at the Giro d’Italia today with Colombian Esteban Chaves finishing in second place overall.

The result gives ORICA-GreenEDGE, Australia's first and only WorldTour team, its best result and first ever general classification podium in a Grand Tour.

26-year-old Chaves brilliantly won the mountainous Queen stage to put himself into contention and followed up by taking the race leader's pink jersey on stage 19 before battling hard against race winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) on the penultimate day to seal the spectacular second place.

“I have learnt that dreams can come true,” said the smiling Chaves. “If you keep working and never give up then your dreams can come true. That is what myself and ORICA-GreenEDGE are going to continue doing.”

Read the full final report here.

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 86:32:49
2 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:52
3 Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:01:17
4 Steven Kruijswijk (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:01:50
5 Rafal Majka (POL) - Tinkoff Team 0:04:37
6 Bob Jungels (LUX) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:08:31
7 Rigoberto Uran (COL) - Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:11:47
8 Andrey Amador (CRC) - Movistar Team 0:13:21
9 Darwin Atapuma (COL) - BMC Racing Team 0:14:09
10 Kanstantsin Siutsou (BLR) - Dimension Data 0:16:20
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:52
53 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 2:25:44
55 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 2:39:42
56 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 2:40:39
125 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:19:37
146 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:43:04
150 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 4:47:59