Time trial improvements give Simon Yates valuable confidence ahead of vital Giro d'Italia stage

The Briton says he expects Primož Roglič to be the danger man on the difficult stage nine time trial

Simon Yates on stage one of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Simon Yates's time trial improvements gives him confidence heading into the Giro d'Italia's long time trial to San Marino on Sunday.

The race's stage nine climbs to the Republic of San Marino, 34.8km from the coast in Riccione. The Mitchelton-Scott rider will face other overall contenders including Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida).

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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.