'I gave it everything': Tearful Simon Yates vows to come back stronger after losing Giro d'Italia pink jersey

Simon Yates vows to come back stronger after Giro disappointment

Simon Yates on a lonely chase during stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) may have finished the 19th stage to Jafferau wearing the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey, but will not be in it in Rome after having a disastrous day in losing nearly 40 minutes on the penultimate day in the mountains.

Yates fell behind on the Colle delle Finestre climb and never recovered. His 28-second lead over Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) ended up being a 35-42-minute deficit on new race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky).

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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.