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Chris Froome speeds to stage victory as Simon Yates extends Giro d’Italia lead

• Thrilling finale sees Team Sky cyclist triumph by six seconds
• Yates takes bonus for second place and extends overall lead

On the top of what is billed as the hardest climb in World Tour cycling, the Giro d’Italia entered its final week with the standings finely poised after a dramatic comeback from Chris Froome put the quadruple Tour de France winner back in the frame.

Simon Yates successfully held the pink jersey, gradually opening a gap on the defending champion, Tom Dumoulin, but his advantage does not look decisive. Not yet.

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