Esteban Chaves: 'No matter how hard things get you have to keep trying'

The Colombian took an emotional victory on stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia

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Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) celebrates not only a win at the Giro d'Italia in San Martino di Castrozza but return after a difficult year.

The Colombian won the summit finish stage 19 in the Dolomites, one year after his win on Mount Etna in the 2018 Giro d'Italia. But in between, he suffered from the Epstein–Barr virus and didn't race for the rest of the season after the Giro finished.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.