Giro d'Italia - Esteban Chaves: I didn't have any strength
May 15 2018 06:02 pm CET

Giro d'Italia - Esteban Chaves: I didn't have any strength
Giro d'Italia - Esteban Chaves: I didn't have any strength
Photo of Esteban Chaves © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) has lost more than 25 minutes at the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia as his body was not working in his favour.

Early on the stage, the peloton broke in two and it proved impossible for the Colombian to get back to the front. "The Giro is like this," explained Chaves to the Italian broadcaster RAI at the end of the stage. "I have a very difficult relationship with Italy. It is a tough kind of love.

"A day like this is difficult for the morale but I think that this is how life is. We did everything we could do but that's it. We have the Pink Jersey which was the important thing of the day and all the plans remain the same."

Contrary to early reports, Chaves mentioned that he didn't fall or have any evident health problems. "Mainly, I didn't have any strength and I couldn't stay with the first group," The Colombian commented. "We tried with the team to get back and we got close, but it was impossible. Life is like this, the Giro d'Italia is like this and maybe that is why this is such a beautiful race.

"The objective remains the same. This is the objective of the entire team, we started the race with it and we will continue with it until the end."




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