Simon Yates loses time to Tom Dumoulin on Giro d'Italia stage 18 as his pink jersey lead is halved

Yates has his pink jersey lead halved to 28 seconds as Maximilian Schachmann wins stage 18

Simon Yates and Tom Dumoulin and Carapaz on stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia 2017 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) showed his first signs of weakness in the 2018 Giro d'Italia as he lost half of his advantage at the top of the general classification on stage 18's summit finish, which was won by Maximilian Schachmann from the day's early break.

Yates had looked comfortable for most of the climb to Prato Nervoso but was put in trouble after Chris Froome (Team Sky) countered a move by Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) which the Dutchman then followed.

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