Giro d'Italia Stage 15: Yates extends race lead with third stage victory

Giro d'Italia Stage 15: Yates extends race lead with third stage victory

Joe Robinson 20 May 2018 Dumoulin loses time to Yates as Englishman takes yet another stage victory to Sappada Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) laid down his biggest marker yet for the pink jersey at the 2018 Giro d'Italia taking stage victory number three to Sappada and extending his lead in the pink jersey. Defending champion Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) will have sore shoulders tonight as the remaining General Classification men leaned on the Dutchman for the chase to the final before eventually dropping him towards the finish. Dumoulin fought valiantly to rejoin this group finishing 40 seconds adrift of Yates. Chris Froome (Team Sky) paying for his efforts on Monte Zoncolan, went backwards after going forwards eventually losing 1 minute 30 seconds to stage winner and race leader Yates. Yates used the penultimate climb of Costalissoio to launch a double attack which was enough to shrug off Dumoulin and co providing ...

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