Simon Yates impresses established Grand Tour stars with commanding Giro performance

Yates and his Mitchelton-Scott team have impressed the established GC stars like Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin

Simon Yates at the 2018 Giro d'Italia. Photo: Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

British Giro d'Italia leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) has impressed both Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin with his Grand Tour improvement.

Yates took the pink jersey lead with a hard acceleration at the end of stage six up Mount Etna. On Gran Sasso, he rode the favourites off his wheels and won the stage to solidify his lead with bonus seconds.

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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.