Chris Froome holds on to Giro d'Italia pink jersey as Mikel Nieve wins stage 20

Nieve reclaimed pride with a win for Mitchelton-Scott as Team Sky and Froome held off attacks from Dumoulin to stay in the pink

Froome's ride to pink will go down in history. Image: Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott) won the penultimate stage of the 2018 Giro d'Italia, having attacked and dropped his breakaway companions on the second of three cat one climbs - whilst Chris Froome and Team Sky rode a calculated race to maintain the pink jersey.

Stage 20's 214 kilometre route from Susa to Cervina opened with over a metric century of flat roads, before a biting final 90km which packed a punch with 4000 metres of elevation gain.

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