Mitchelton closes his Tour team with Yates, Chaves and Nieve

The Australian team announced their line-up for the Gala round on Thursday. Yates will start as leader and will have support in the mountains of Esteban Chaves and Mikel Nieve.


The Spanish Mikel Nieve and the Colombian Esteban Chaves are in the team chosen by Mitchelton Scott for the Tour de France that begins next day 29 in Nice, which will be led by the British Adam Yates.

Without Simon Yates, winner of the 2018 Vuelta, which will race the Giro d'Italia, the Australian team will trust Adam Yates and Esteban Chaves for the general classification.

"We are very happy with the mix of experience and talent that we have for this year. It is a very complete group on all terrains. Last year was an incredible race for the team with 4 stages won and we will continue to aim for stage wins throughout the entire race, "says Team Principal Matt White.

With fourth place in the Vuelta a Burgos, Colombian Esteban Chaves attends the Tour with enthusiasm.

"Going back to the Tour de France is special. I respect it again because my last and only experience was not great. I think this year is the right time to come back and do the best I can. I want to be part of the race and play a role. important to the team ".

The Mitchelton-SCOTT team for the Tour de France will consist of Adam Yates (AUS), Esteban Chaves (COL), Daryl Impey (AFS), Luka Mezgec (SLV), Jack Bauer (NZL), Sam Bewley (NZL), Christopher Juul-Jensen (DAN) and Mikel Nieve (ESP) .

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