Froome still 'optimistic' and 'motivated' to continue Giro quest despite losing more time

Chris Froome says he hasn't given up hope of turning his form around in the Giro d'Italia despite a difficult first half of the race in italy

Chris Froome at the finish of stage 11 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome remains optimistic in his Giro d'Italia quest despite losing more time again on an uphill finish in central Italy.

Froome slid behind on the short and steep finish to Osimo in Marche. Fellow Brit Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won for a second time in the pink jersey, while Froome drifted in 40 seconds later.

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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.