Simon Yates sets aim at Giro d'Italia 2019 to rid himself of 'bitter taste' left by this year's race

The British rider who spent 13 days in the maglia rosa in 2018 wants to 'finish the job off'

Simon Yates on stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Simon Yates will return to the Giro d'Italia in 2019, aiming to put memories of this year's race behind him and 'finish the job off'.

The 26-year-old spent a full 13 days in the maglia rosa, putting in dominant performances that saw eventual winner Chris Froome call him 'untouchable'.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.