Simon Yates strengthens Giro d’Italia hand with stage 11 victory

  • Mitchelton–Scott rider attacked with 1.5km to go
  • Team Sky’s Chris Froome slips 40 seconds further back

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.

British compatriot Chris Froome lost more seconds and the four-time Tour de France champion’s chances of winning are all but over.

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