Simon Yates wins ninth stage to extend overall lead in Giro d’Italia

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• Briton retains the pink jersey going into rest day
• Chris Froome loses ground and slips out of top 10

Simon Yates extended his overall lead in the Giro d’Italia to more than half a minute with victory on stage nine at Gran Sasso d’Italia.

Yates pounced in the final 100 metres of a climb that finished above the snow line to beat Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and his Mitchelton-Scott team-mate Esteban Chaves, putting him 32 seconds clear of Chaves in the standings going into Monday’s rest day.

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This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/13/simon-yates-wins-ninth-stage-extend-lead-giro-ditalia under the title “Simon Yates wins ninth stage to extend overall lead in Giro d’Italia”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.