Giro dell'Emilia - Race Overview

Two-time Grand Tour podium finisher Esteban Chaves backed up his recent Vuelta a España performance to claim the victory in one-day Italian race Giro dell’Emilia today.

Chaves waited patiently before making a well-timed attack in the final moments of the 213km race to steal the victory at the top of the tough two kilometre San Luca climb.

ORICA-BikeExchange animated much of the day with Vuelta a España stage winner Jens Keukeleire represented in the main breakaway of eight riders, as the rest of the team waited attentively in the peloton protecting Chaves ahead of the final laps.

The Colombian displayed his calm, classy style by powering ahead of the leaders in the final metres to take the victory for the team in his first race back since his podium finish at the Tour of Spain. 

“It was a really good day for the team,” explained Chaves after the win. “I know the climb because I did this race four years ago so I know that everyone usually attacks early in the final."

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 5:07:28
2 Romain Bardet (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:03
3 Rigoberto Uran (COL) - Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:03
4 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:03
5 Jan Bakelants (BEL) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:10
6 Rodolfo Andres Torres (COL) - Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 0:00:10
7 Jonathan Hivert (FRA) - Fortuneo - Vital Concept 0:00:11
8 Diego Ulissi (ITA) - Lampre - Merida 0:00:14
9 Davide Villella (ITA) - Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:14
10 Igor Anton Hernandez (SPA) - Dimension Data 0:00:14
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 5:07:28
51 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:06:30