Esteban Chaves back on his bike as Mitchelton-Scott explain sudden drop in form at Giro d'Italia

The Colombian suffered with glandular fever as well as allergies that have kept him off the bike since the Giro

Esteban Chaves wins stage six of the 2018 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mitchelton-Scott have said that Esteban Chaves's sudden drop in form at the 2018 Giro d'Italia is down to glandular fever as well as sinus and allergy reactions.

Chaves has looked back to his best at Giro d'Italia after winning stage six to Mount Etna and staying in the top-three overall until stage 10 of the race.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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