'I still really believe I can win the Tour de France': Esteban Chaves determined to make it to the top following illness and injury setbacks

The Colombian is rational about his recovery from illness but trusts his body to return to former glory

Esteban Chaves wins stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Almost five seasons on since the world anointed him as a future Grand Tour winner, Esteban Chaves has declared that he can put his barren run of form behind him and still win one of cycling’s biggest races.

In 2016, BikeExchange’s Colombian star won a stage and finished second in the Giro d’Italia, following it up with a third-placed finish at the Vuelta a España, just weeks before he won Il Lombardia.

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