Esteban Chaves earns extended contract with Orica-GreenEdge after Grand Tour breakthrough

Colombian has taken two stages and spent six days in the leader's red jersey at the Vuelta and now commits to three more season with Australian team Orica

23 August 2015
70th Vuelta a Espana
Stage 02 : Alhaurin de la Torre - Caminito del Rey
1st : CHAVES Johan Esteban (COL) Orica - GreenEDGE
2nd : DUMOULIN Tom (NED) Giant - Alpecin
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Esteban Chaves has committed himself to a further three-years with Orica-GreenEdge, with the Australian team announcing a new contract with the Colombian to 2018 on the second Vuelta a España rest day on Monday.

The 25-year-old turned pro in 2014, joining Orica at the start of that season. In his first year he took victories on stages in the Tour of California and the Tour de Suisse, but Chaves made his real breakthrough in the latter part of this season with two stage wins and six days in the overall lead at the Vuelta before the third week of racing.

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