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Dominant Yates extends Giro lead

Dominant Yates extends Giro lead

Slovenian rider Matej Mohoric sprinted to victory in the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, while there was no change in the general classification, with Simon Yates retaining the pink jersey.

Finally we hear from Sk's sports director Nicolas Portal about another bad day for Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana champion Chris Froome.

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Yates made his move in the final 1.5 kilometres to finish two seconds ahead of Dumoulin, while Italy's Davide Formolo finished third.

"I'm glad to be getting more time on Tom Dumoulin".

"He's getting better as the race goes on".

"The Giro has been in my head since last winter".

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He had been reduced to a spectator's role in the battle for the pink jersey which for now is a two-horse race between Yates and Dumoulin.

Froome slid behind on the short and steep finish to Osimo in Marche.

"I'm going to keep fighting, it's good to get this racing in the legs".

The hilly stage included a climb through Michele Scarponi's hometown of Filottrano in honour of the 2012 Giro victor who died after a collision with a van while training shortly before last year's race.

Just over 30km into the race Astana Pro's Luis Leon Sanchez (Spain), BMC Racing's Alessandro De Marchi (Italy), Androni Sidermec-Bottecchia's Fausto Masnada (Italy), Bardiani CSF's Mirco Maestri (Italy) and Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia's Alex Turrin (Italy) broke clear from the peloton. "Other teams did that for the stage win". We would try to get to the right-hander at the front and then I would do what I could from there and that actually worked out perfectly.

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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"I certainly haven't given up hope, " Froome said.

"I'm in a position where I need to gain time".

"Tom (Dumoulin) is the one who is worrying me, he's still too close", said Yates who is also King of the Mountains. "It's my objective this year".

Pinot is third overall at 1min 4sec behind, with Italy's Domenico Pozzovivo a further 14 seconds back.

That lead is still held by Simon Yates.

"It was a tough day, it wasn't as long as yesterday, but it was another pretty brutal finish", said Froome.

"I'm not going to lie it took a whack out of me that crash before the start over in Jerusalem, I've had a lot of pain down my right-hand side".

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Direct previous time trial comparisons are hard to come by.