EF Education-Nippo: Chaves poised to turn consistency into wins

LE CREUSOT FRANCE JULY 02 Esteban Chaves of Colombia and Team BikeExchange at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 7 a 2491km km stage from Vierzon to Le Creusot 369m LeTour TDF2021 on July 02 2021 in Le Creusot France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Esteban Chaves (Team BikeExchange) at the Tour de France 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

EF Education-Nippo has confirmed that it has signed Esteban Chaves for the 2022 season, expressing that with the health issues behind him the team now expects a resurgence from the Colombian rider. 

Chaves has been riding with the Australian squad, no known as Team BikeExchange, since 2014 making his step into the WorldTour ranks with the team. There he won Il Lombardia and stepped onto the podium of both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España in 2016, spurring hopes that he would develop into a Grand Tour winner. However, after that health problems took a toll. The rider took a large chunk of the 2018 season off after being diagnosed with mononucleosis and has not bounced back to the same level since. 

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