Simon Yates holds on to pink as Rohan Dennis wins Giro d'Italia stage 16 time trial

Dennis claims his second career Grand Tour stage win as Yates maintains 56 seconds on Tom Dumoulin overall

Simon Yates on stage 16 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) won the stage 16 time trial at the Giro d'Italia, while Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) held on to his overall lead by 56 seconds.

Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) had set an imperious time of 40-14 over the 34.2km course, but the German had to settle for second place ultimately with Dennis blasting fastest through both intermediate time checks and continued that to the finish with a time of 40 minutes dead.

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