Simon Yates has Giro d’Italia lead halved by Tom Dumoulin’s late burst

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• Dutch rider reduces Briton’s advantage to only 28 seconds
• Under pressure Briton says: ‘I was just a little bit tired’

“It’s a good question,” said Simon Yates, his words unusually hesitant and imbued with apparent self-doubt. “I don’t know. I hope not. We’ll see.”

As rallying cries go, it was hardly Henry V before Agincourt. Especially given the fact that his interrogator was asking whether the first cracks in his effort to win the Giro d’Italia were beginning to show.

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Written by Sean Ingle in Prato Nevoso
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/24/giro-d-italia-yates-dumoulin-stage-18-lead-cut-half under the title “Simon Yates has Giro d’Italia lead halved by Tom Dumoulin’s late burst”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.