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Giro d’Italia: Richard Carapaz holds off Simon Yates to take overall lead

• Ecuadorian leads by seven seconds after winning stage 14
• British rider finishes second and now lies ninth overall

Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz won stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia to grab the overall race lead. Movistar’s Carapaz raced clear on the penultimate climb of the day before holding off Britain’s Simon Yates to lead by seven seconds from Primoz Roglic.

The overnight leader Jan Polanc finished the 131km stage from Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur more than seven minutes down to concede the pink jersey. The lead looked set to move from one Slovenian to another until Carapaz attacked the leading group with around 28km remaining.

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