Chris Froome grabs Giro d’Italia lead with extraordinary solo salvo

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• Remarkable breakaway catapults Briton to the front
• Simon Yates falls out of contention amid stage drama

On one of the most extraordinary days in Giro d’Italia history Chris Froome produced a performance that ripped the breath away, obliterating his rivals with a solo 80km escape to seize the maglia rosa with two stages remaining.

It was remarkable to watch, especially up close. For not only did Froome defy a series of brutal climbs and temperatures that climbed into the 80s but he continued to take massive chunks of time out of the overnight leader, Simon Yates, and then Tom Dumoulin during a breakaway that began on the Colle Delle Finestre and lasted more than two hours.

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Written by Sean Ingle in Bardonecchia
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/25/chris-froome-solo-pink-jersey-giro-ditalia-stage-for-the-ages-cycling under the title “Chris Froome grabs Giro d’Italia lead with extraordinary solo salvo”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.