Il Lombardia 2016: Chaves swipes the sprint in season’s final Monument

One man had a smile as big as the sun, one had tears streaming down his face, the third just gritted his teeth. It was the Race of the Falling Leaves, the last Monument of the season and Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) let Diego Rosa (Astana) and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) think it was between the two of them before he came screeching up the left hand side to take the Il Lombardia victory in a three-man sprint. A great finish for the little kangaroo’s great season.  Continue reading