Mechanical costs Chaves valuable time at Vuelta a España

VINUESA SPAIN OCTOBER 22 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio of Colombia and Team Mitchelton Scott Tsgabu Gebremaryam Grmay of Ethiopia and Team Mitchelton Scott Mechanical Problem during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 3 a 1661km stage from Lodosa to La Laguna Negra Vinuesa 1735m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 22 2020 in Vinuesa Spain Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
Esteban Chaves gets a spare bike and a push from Mitchelton-Scott teammate Tsgabu Grmay during stage 3 a the Vuelta a Espana (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) lost over a minute and slipped down four spots in the overall classification after a late-race mechanical during stage 3 that finished on the climb to La Laguna Negra de Vinuesa at the Vuelta a España

Chaves was part of the select front group on the final climb but punctured with five kilometres to go and was forced to pull over and twice change bikes. He then continued to limit his losses, and eventually finished 1:06 down on stage winner Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation).

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