Jun 23, 2014
Category: Races  Stage 6 

Esteban Chaves announced his arrival to the world last month when the Orica GreenEDGE rider won Stage 6 of Amgen Tour of California and he did it again on Saturday. The 24-year-old Colombian used his ability to climb like an angel to win Stage 8 of the Tour de Suisse much like he did atop California’s Mountain High. This time, Chaves used the final kilometers of the hors categorie Alpine climb of the Verbier to claim his first WorldTour victory.

May 17, 2014
Category: General  Stage 6 

Fun moment in the post-Stage 6 press conference atop Mountain High while winner Esteban Chaves (Orica GreenEDGE) and third place finisher Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) addressed the media about their six-man break that successfully eluded capture and settled the 94.4 mile day amongst themselves.

May 16, 2014
Category: General  Stage 6 

There are a couple of noteworthy trends at the ninth Amgen Tour of California. For the third consecutive day, a breakaway succeeded in determining the stage winner. Talented young riders such as Stage 6 winner Esteban Chaves (Orica GreenEDGE) are putting on one heck of a show at America’s Greatest Race providing a glimpse into the future of cycling.

May 15, 2014
Category: Stage 6 

After two consecutive stages in which breakaways succeeded, the GC battle is likely to resume in Friday’s Stage 6, a 94.4 trek from Santa Clarita to the top of Mountain High. On this week’s first mountaintop finish on Mt. Diablo, Garmin-Sharp demonstrated their depth in the high mountains with attacks by Janier Acevado and Tom Danielson in support of eventual stage winner Rohan Dennis, who currently sits 28 seconds behind overall race leader Sir Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky).

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