” Children and youth are the future and our hope is in them. Their dreams are the greatest treasure and their smiles are the first step towards social transformation ”
I was born in Bogotá in January 1990. I come from a family where love has been the most important value. Since I was little I learned about the worth of responsibility, discipline and a good attitude. I learned to be happy with what it is truly important in life, and to dream, because dreams are the reason for living.
My parents, Jairo and Carolina educated me under the idea of raising children for the world and not a world for children. This developed sense of social sensitivity in me and I found meaning and purpose. Thanks to their support and the trust of many people along my path, I fulfilled my dream to be a professional bike rider.
Together with my great team, my family, we wanted to materialize our desire to help and contribute to the social transformation of Colombia. In 2016 we created Fundación Esteban Chaves (FUN), a place where impossible does not exist. Here, we believe that children and youth are the future and we work to empower them to believe in their dreams and work towards them.
My greatest purpose is to contribute to a more inclusive, empathic and equitable country. I believe that the real transformation the world needs lays in the smile and happiness of every child.
With FUN we want to leave a lasting legacy for nurturing a way of being, acting, and living for future generations. I invite you to be part of this adventure. Together, we will show our solidarity and our love to build a better world.
Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio
Place of birth:
31 years old
Favorite place to train:
Tour de France(2)
Vuelta a España(5)
Tour de Flanders(0)
One day Races(3)
Club Monserrate in Bogotá. Trek Bike House in Medellín.
Champion of the Tour de L’Avenir with the Colombian National Team Colombia es Pasión.
He becomes a professional cyclist with Team Colombia. Champion of the Grand Prix City of Camaiore (Italy). Third in Vuelta a Burgos (Spain) and conqueres its queen stage.
He joins the Orica GreenEdge and make his debut in the UCI World Tour category. He wins the queen stage of the Tour of California (United States).
Abu Dhabi Tour Champion (United Arab Emirates). Fifth in Vuelta a España.
Second place in Giro d’Italia. Third in the Vuelta a España. Champion of Il Lombardia, the first Latin American to win one of the ‘monuments’ of world cycling.
Second place in the Tour Down Under (Australia).
He makes his debut in the Tour de France.
Herald Sun Tour Champion (Australia). Stage winner in the Giro d’Italia.
Fourth on Vuelta a Burgos.