Esteban Chaves takes first classic win in the mountainous Giro dell’Emilia

Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) took his first classic win in the mountainous Giro dell’Emilia.

After a first powerful attack on the famous San Luca climb, he still had Romain Bardet (Ag2r) and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale) for company but when he kicked again, no one could follow and the Colombian soloed to victory, with Bardet taking second and Uran rounding out the top 3.

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Giro dell’Emilia 2016 results:

1 Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange)


2 Romain Bardet (AG2R)


3 Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac)


4 Fabio Aru (Astana)


5 Jan Bakelants (AG2R)


6 Rodolfo Torres (Androni-Sidermec)


7 Jonathan Hivert (Fortuneo – Vital Concept)


8 Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida)


9 Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac)


10 Igor Anton (Dimension Data)