Yates extends Giro lead with 11th stage win, Froome slips further

Yates extends Giro lead with 11th stage win, Froome slips further

Two riders tumbled out of the top 10, with Michael Woods losing 65 seconds, while Chris Froome's horror Giro continued, losing 40 seconds.

Overall leader Simon Yates produced a superb finish to win the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday and gain a few more seconds on closest rival Tom Dumoulin ahead of next week's individual time trial.

The 21-year-old from Bogota captured his fourth win of the year, taking the 157 kilometre (98 mile) stage in 4 hours 14 minutes, giving him an overall top time of 7:16:13.

With 90km left, the second group gave up the chase and attention turned to the front, where Yates nipped ahead of Pinot to take the three bonus seconds from the intermediate sprint. Each has won a stage, but the Briton is now the undisputed team leader after the Colombian fell away today.

"I feel as if I've been progressing throughout the race, still just chipping away and hoping to do the best I can". Defending champion Dumoulin finished two seconds behind, and now lies 47 seconds adrift of Yates, who gained six additional seconds after time bonuses.

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The overall plan from the start in the bus was that we wouldn't chase through the stage because usually there are guys faster than me in a finish like that.

France's Thibaut Pinot would end eight seconds adrift of Yates on the stage, which took place in the hometown of the late Michele Scarponi, who was killed in a training ride past year.

It was another hard day for reigning Tour de France and Vuelta a España champion Chris Froome, with the Briton losing another 40 seconds.

Froome is more than three minutes behind now.

The Englishman, riding for Mitchelton-Scott, launched an opportunistic late attack in the run-in to the finish of stage 11 in the hilltop town of Osimo.

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