Expect Simon Yates to shine on Giro d’Italia mountains this weekend, say sports directors

Maglia rosa Yates is tipped by the other Giro directors to be the strongest rider on the back to back summit finishes at the race this weekend

Simon Yates on stage seven of the 2018 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Simon Yates should out-shine his rivals in the summit finishes this weekend based on his impressive Mount Etna performance, say the Giro d'Italia teams.

The Giro's eighth stage climbs 17.1 kilometres to finish on Montevirgine di Mercogliano. The back-to-back summit finish weekend sees the riders climbing to 2135 metres at Gran Sasso on Sunday.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.