Log in:  

Register

Esteban Chaves Discussion Thread

A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

Moderators: Irondan, Eshnar, Red Rick, Valv.Piti, Pricey_sky, Tonton, King Boonen

Re:

01 Jul 2017 22:36

sir fly wrote:He'll scatter the opposition in bunches and bundles when they get to the hills.

You mean he will shred Kiri, Kwito, Knees and Rowe? :lol:
"This is the Tour that will determine If I can drink espresso at the Garda lake the rest of my life"
User avatar Valv.Piti
Moderator
 
Posts: 7,382
Joined: 03 Aug 2015 00:00
Location: Dinamarca, Aalborg

Re: Re:

01 Jul 2017 23:35

Valv.Piti wrote:
sir fly wrote:He'll scatter the opposition in bunches and bundles when they get to the hills.

You mean he will shred Kiri, Kwito, Knees and Rowe? :lol:

He who laughs last, laughs longest.
User avatar sir fly
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,559
Joined: 24 Feb 2014 16:04
Location: 011

Re:

10 Jul 2017 14:04

sir fly wrote:He'll scatter the opposition in bunches and bundles when they get to the hills.

Well, perhaps at Vuelta.
User avatar starlord
Junior Member
 
Posts: 60
Joined: 11 May 2017 07:07

10 Jul 2017 15:10

Any news on him?
User avatar Escarabajo
Veteran
 
Posts: 8,304
Joined: 16 Apr 2009 18:38
Location: USA - Central Time

10 Jul 2017 16:33

It's already been posted he was off his bike for over 7 weeks from February through to April. TDF was always for training to hopefully be in good shape for the Vuelta. His performance is as expected.
yaco
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,177
Joined: 20 Jun 2015 17:57

10 Jul 2017 18:41

How we call the group Chaves finished in yesterday?
User avatar sir fly
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,559
Joined: 24 Feb 2014 16:04
Location: 011

10 Jul 2017 18:52

Hope he has something in the tank to attack in the 3rd week. Would be quite disappointing if he rides his first tour anonymously.
Ikbengodniet
Member
 
Posts: 427
Joined: 08 Jun 2016 13:35

Re:

10 Jul 2017 19:43

sir fly wrote:How we call the group Chaves finished in yesterday?
"The Shuttle"? Well, one of them. Between the peloton @ 27:10 and the autobus @ 37:26.
"Christmas is tomorrow... Let's get in the break." - Matt Hayman, 4/9/16
"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness." - Tolstoy
User avatar carton
Member
 
Posts: 1,331
Joined: 04 Aug 2014 15:25

Re: Re:

10 Jul 2017 19:54

carton wrote:
sir fly wrote:How we call the group Chaves finished in yesterday?
"The Shuttle"? Well, one of them. Between the peloton @ 27:10 and the autobus @ 37:26.

I didn't mean that.
Something fitting to Chaves.
User avatar sir fly
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,559
Joined: 24 Feb 2014 16:04
Location: 011

Re: Re:

10 Jul 2017 20:24

sir fly wrote:I didn't mean that.
Something fitting to Chaves.
"The Pursuit of Happyness"? "Six Degrees of Separation"?
"Christmas is tomorrow... Let's get in the break." - Matt Hayman, 4/9/16
"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness." - Tolstoy
User avatar carton
Member
 
Posts: 1,331
Joined: 04 Aug 2014 15:25

Re: Re:

10 Jul 2017 20:27

carton wrote:
sir fly wrote:I didn't mean that.
Something fitting to Chaves.
"The Pursuit of Happyness"? "Six Degrees of Separation"?

Kiddin' me, right?

Laughing group!
User avatar sir fly
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,559
Joined: 24 Feb 2014 16:04
Location: 011

11 Jul 2017 00:18

For Chaves the TdF is merely a training race. ;)
stefank
Junior Member
 
Posts: 225
Joined: 10 Mar 2009 02:03
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

11 Jul 2017 16:27

Matt White on US TV said today that Chaves' personal physiotherapist, who also works for the Orica team, died on the day of stage 2. He said this person was like family to Chaves (I think he said was "like a big sister"). It sounded like that's been tough on Chaves mentally to try to deal with that along with the Tour.

Whitey also said S.Yates and Chaves are pencilled in for the Vuelta.
Beech Mtn
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,545
Joined: 06 Oct 2009 16:50

Re:

11 Jul 2017 20:37

Beech Mtn wrote:Matt White on US TV said today that Chaves' personal physiotherapist, who also works for the Orica team, died on the day of stage 2. He said this person was like family to Chaves (I think he said was "like a big sister"). It sounded like that's been tough on Chaves mentally to try to deal with that along with the Tour.

Whitey also said S.Yates and Chaves are pencilled in for the Vuelta.

This... the guy is broken mentally.
portugal11
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,660
Joined: 05 Aug 2015 23:15

Re: Re:

11 Jul 2017 23:57

portugal11 wrote:
Beech Mtn wrote:Matt White on US TV said today that Chaves' personal physiotherapist, who also works for the Orica team, died on the day of stage 2. He said this person was like family to Chaves (I think he said was "like a big sister"). It sounded like that's been tough on Chaves mentally to try to deal with that along with the Tour.

Whitey also said S.Yates and Chaves are pencilled in for the Vuelta.

This... the guy is broken mentally.

It certainly reflected on Chaves' mood, but I don't think he's broken.
He featured in every GT he started, this one won't be an exception.
User avatar sir fly
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,559
Joined: 24 Feb 2014 16:04
Location: 011

Re: Re:

12 Jul 2017 07:47

portugal11 wrote:
Beech Mtn wrote:Matt White on US TV said today that Chaves' personal physiotherapist, who also works for the Orica team, died on the day of stage 2. He said this person was like family to Chaves (I think he said was "like a big sister"). It sounded like that's been tough on Chaves mentally to try to deal with that along with the Tour.

Whitey also said S.Yates and Chaves are pencilled in for the Vuelta.

This... the guy is broken mentally.


Whaaatt ??? He's suffered the loss of someone who was clearly a close friend and colleague; I think most people will be emotionally down under those circumstances. Drawing any longer term conclusions out of this is frankly ridiculous

As for his racing; he was never realistically going to be riding for GC at this Tour after being off the bike for 3 months and so few race miles. Orica are probably just hoping he can ride himself into some form by the end of the Tour and either have a crack at a stage win or be able to be of assistance to Yates should he be still in top 10/White Jersey contention deep into the 3rd week. His first Vuelta (2014) and first Giro (2015) were also quite anonymous so this isn't exactly unexpected.
dirkprovin
Member
 
Posts: 886
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 05:32

12 Jul 2017 09:30

Considering that he had career threatening injuries before Orica picked him up and went on to make two GT podiums last year, not even he would have expected that. So he has done well to get back to the elite level but obviously this year is a write off or looks to be. Fresh start next year hopefully without injuries.
Last edited by movingtarget on 13 Jul 2017 05:59, edited 1 time in total.
movingtarget
Veteran
 
Posts: 7,982
Joined: 05 Aug 2009 08:54

Re:

12 Jul 2017 10:12

movingtarget wrote:Considering that the had career threatening injuries before Orica picked him up and went on to make two GT podiums last year, not even he would have expected that. So he has done well to get back to the elite level but obviously this year is a write off or looks to be. Fresh start next year hopefully without injuries.


If he comes through this Tour in reasonable shape, then its not out of the question that he may show his face a bit more prominently at the Vuelta but moreso for stages than GC.

As for next season and his race schedule, much will hinge on the respective routes of each of the GTs but I think its a sure certainty that they will NOT be sending him to TDU !! :rolleyes:
dirkprovin
Member
 
Posts: 886
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 05:32

12 Jul 2017 16:50

So it looks all three climbers will be at the Vuelta. Will make for an interesting team, especially considering there is a TTT.
yaco
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,177
Joined: 20 Jun 2015 17:57

Re:

13 Jul 2017 03:53

stefank wrote:For Chaves the TdF is merely a training race. ;)


This is what I was wondering. He's had injuries this year and seemed to come to the tour on poor form he was never going to contend it.
Maybe he's soft pedaling to be hitting good form by the Vuelta.
Lupi33x
Junior Member
 
Posts: 263
Joined: 20 Jan 2016 04:34

PreviousNext

Return to Professional road racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: SpeciaaliJussi and 24 guests

Back to top