Simon Yates surges up Mount Etna to take race lead in Giro d’Italia

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• British rider crosses line in second spot but takes pink jersey
• Yates allows team-mate Esteban Chaves to win and go third overall

Britain’s Simon Yates has taken overall lead in the Giro d’Italia after finishing second on stage six behind his Mitchelton-Scott team-mate Esteban Chaves.

Yates started the day in third place, 17 seconds behind the race leader Rohan Dennis, before the gruelling 169km stage to a finish on Mount Etna. He becomes the fourth Briton to wear the pink jersey after Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and David Millar.

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This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/10/simon-yates-surges-up-etna-take-race-lead-giro-d-italia under the title “Simon Yates surges up Mount Etna to take race lead in Giro d’Italia”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.