Simon Yates strengthens Giro d’Italia hand with stage 11 victory

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  • Mitchelton–Scott rider attacked with 1.5km to go
  • Team Sky’s Chris Froome slips 40 seconds further back

Overall leader Simon Yates gained a few more seconds on closest rival Tom Dumoulin by winning the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday.

The Mitchelton-Scott rider attacked with about 1.5 kilometres remaining in the 156km leg from Assisi to Osimo and held off Dumoulin on the steep climb to earn his second stage victory of the race. Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome lost more time on the leaders and his chances of winning are disappearing.

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Written by Associated Press
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Simon Yates strengthens Giro d’Italia hand with stage 11 victory

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