Chaves hopes to keep consistent season going at Tokyo Olympics

2019 Road World Championship Yorkshire - Men Elite Road Race - Leeds - Harrogate 261 km - 29/09/2019 - - photo Kei Tsuji/BettiniPhoto©2019
Esteban Chaves at the 2019 Worlds in Harrogate (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Esteban Chaves heads to start line of Saturday's road race at the Tokyo Olympics as part of a four-man Colombia team which is among the big favourites for success, and he hopes to continue what has been a personally successful season on the mountainous course.

The 31-year-old travelled to Tokyo straight from the Tour de France like his three teammates Rigoberto Urán, Sergio Higuita and Nairo Quintana, with each member of the quartet finishing in the top 30 overall in Paris.

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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

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As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix