The Giro d’Italia finished yesterday with Colombian Esteban Chaves finishing in second place overall and the result gives the Australian team ORICA-GreenEDGE its best result and first ever general classification podium in a Grand Tour.
26-year-old Chaves 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 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.”
In the final Backstage Pass, the team pay tribute to Chaves for his efforts at the race.