Yates brothers and Esteban Chaves lead Orica-Scott in Vuelta a España
Aug 14 2017 08:07 pm CET

Yates brothers and Esteban Chaves lead Orica-Scott in Vuelta a España
Yates brothers and Esteban Chaves lead Orica-Scott in Vuelta a España
Photo of the Orica-SCOTT jersey by Orica-SCOTT

Orica-Scott has announced a strong squad for the upcoming Vuelta a España, with the Yates brothers and Esteban Chaves all set to have a go at the general classification.

As it was announced earlier in the season, the Yates twins and Esteban Chaves will be leading the teams hopes at the last Grand Tour of the season.

Adam Yates has won the white jersey of the young classification at the 2016 Tour de France, while his brother Simon did the same this year. They will be joined by the Colombian who finished third in last year's Vuelta a España.

This will be the first time the trio rides a Grand Tour together and the first time the brothers ride two three-week races in the same season. "We have the best general classification riders we can put together, we have all three of them here, and that is going to be a bit of a challenge," said Sport director Neil Stephens.

"It’s an exciting challenge for us all to focus on, but at the end of the day the team is our leader and all three riders have always fully committed to that."

The director added that the main leader for the team will be decided on the roads and that the three of them are committed to get a good result at the end of the race in Madrid. "We did it at the Vuelta last year with Simon and Esteban and in the final the race is sorted out on the road, he explained.

"Despite finishing with a top 10 himself, Simon was selfless in his support of our podium finish. The aim is a team result in Madrid, who it is, it doesn’t matter."

Orica-Scott's complete line-up for the Vuelta a España: Sam Bewley, Esteban Chaves, Magnus Cort, Jack Haig, Chris Juul-Jensen, Svein Tuft, Carlos Verona, Adam Yates and Simon Yates.



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