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“I will have two major objectives: the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana and I would like to be part of the Colombian selection for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” 

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ESTEBAN CHAVES

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29.11.2015 @ 16:27 Posted by Joseph Doherty

After having toyed with the idea earlier this offseason about trying to reach the podium in both the Giro and Vuelta in 2016, Orica-GreenEDGE’s Esteban Chaves has confirmed he will try to do so in both Grand Tours.

 

“I will have two major objectives: the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana and I would like to be part of the Colombian selection for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” he said in an interview with Colombian website Publimetro.co. “I am in the pre-selection. In cycling, you can’t say eight months before the competition if you will be there or not. It depends on a lot because we are human and we get ill, we crash, we can have family situations that don’t let us train. Now I am in the selection; we will see later, when the race is closer, if I can be in the Olympics or not.”

 

Chaves hopes to be part of a strong Colombian Olympics team that could be led by himself, Rigoberto Uran, Carlos Betancur and or Nairo Quintana.

 

Meanwhile, at his trade team, he has plenty of time to develop with the Australian squad after he penned a contract extension through to the end of 2018.

 

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