Giro d’Italia: Esteban Chaves wins 19th stage as Richard Carapaz stays in pink

  • Colombian takes third solo win of career in mountain stage
  • Richard Carapaz keeps rivals at bay to retain overall lead

Esteban Chaves ended his year-long wait for a victory with an emotional stage 19 success at the Giro d’Italia.

Chaves, riding for Mitchelton-Scott, was diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus last season and took an eight-month break from cycling. But the Colombian showed his renowned bravery to attack multiple times on the final climb and drop the rest of a breakaway group.

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