Category: Simon Yates

Yates, Mitchelton-Scott to regroup following ‘heartbreaking’ Giro d’Italia

With no major health problems or crashes, Simon Yates will try to understand what went wrong at the Giro d’Italia

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Bookwalter forced to abandon Giro, Yates plugs on

American rider withdraws from Giro d’Italia for health reasons. His departure leaves a hole in Simon Yates’ Mitchelton-Scott team

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Final week hero: Could Yates do a Froome?

Simon Yates was the victim of a final week ambush in the 2018 Giro. This year, he’s the most likely candidate to instigate such a move

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Giro d’Italia: Richard Carapaz holds off Simon Yates to take overall lead

• Ecuadorian leads by seven seconds after winning stage 14
• British rider finishes second and now lies ninth overall

Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz won stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia to grab the overall race lead. Movistar’s Carapaz raced clear on the penultimate climb of the day before holding off Britain’s Simon Yates to lead by seven seconds from Primoz Roglic.

The overnight leader Jan Polanc finished the 131km stage from Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur more than seven minutes down to concede the pink jersey. The lead looked set to move from one Slovenian to another until Carapaz attacked the leading group with around 28km remaining.

Stage 14 Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur, 131km

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Giro favorites brace for first major mountain battles

The GC favorites are ready for the first major mountain stages following nearly two weeks of flat racing

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Primoz Roglic strong favourite for Giro after crushing time trial win

• Slovenian makes light of rainy conditions to take ninth stage
• Simon Yates loses 3min 11sec to the stage winner

Primoz Roglic emerged as the overwhelming favourite for the Giro d’Italia when he won the ninth stage, a 34.8km individual time trial from Riccione to San Marino. Britain’s Simon Yates, among other contenders, suffered a heavy loss of time to the Slovenian in wet conditions.

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Results from Stage 9 time-trial Riccione to San Marino, 34.8 km.

1. Primoz Roglic (SLO) Team Jumbo – Visma 51:52 2. Victor Campenaerts (BEL) Lotto – Soudal +11 3. Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek – Segafredo +1:00 4. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Bahrain – Merida +1:05 5. Tanel Kangert (EST) EF Education First +1:10 6. Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb +1:14 7. Bob Jungels (LUX) Deceuninck – Quick-Step +1:16 8. Hugh Carthy (GBR) EF Education First +1:30 9. Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana Pro Team +1:43 10. Mattia Cattaneo (ITA) Androni Giocattoli – +1:52 Sidermec

Overall standings

1. Valerio Conti (ITA) UAE Team Emirates 36:08:32 2. Primoz Roglic (SLO) Team Jumbo – Visma +1:50 3. Nans Peters (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale +2:21 4. José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team +2:33 5. Fausto Masnada (ITA) Androni Giocattoli – +2:36 Sidermec 6. Andrey Amador (CRC) Movistar Team +2:39 7. Amaro Antunes (POR) CCC Team +3:05 8. Valentin Madouas (FRA) Groupama – FDJ +3:27 9. Giovanni Carboni (ITA) Bardiani – CSF +3:30 10. Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana Pro Team +3:32 11. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Bahrain – Merida +3:34 12. Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek – Segafredo +3:45 13. Pieter Serry (BEL) Deceuninck – Quick-Step +3:47 14. Bob Jungels (LUX) Deceuninck – Quick-Step +4:08 15. Mattia Cattaneo (ITA) Androni Giocattoli – +4:34 Sidermec 16. Hugh Carthy (GBR) EF Education First +4:36 17. Davide Formolo (ITA) BORA – hansgrohe +4:42 18. Rafal Majka (POL) BORA – hansgrohe +4:43 19. Sam Oomen (NED) Team Sunweb +5:02 20. Richard Carapaz (ECU) Movistar Team 

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Mitchelton-Scott to regroup following Yates’s stunning TT losses

With Yates now 3:46 down on Roglic, Mitchelton-Scott need to go back to the drawing board and sketch out a new plan for the mountains to come.

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Time trial could give Roglic more advantage

In the absence of Tom Dumoulin, Primoz Roglic is hot favorite for stage 9’s time trial. However, the hilly profile means GC contenders Simon Yates and Miguel Angel Lopez should be more than able to limit losses.

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Simon Yates made ‘massive’ leaps as a grand tour cyclist

Now he’s plugged the gap in his armor – the time trial – Yates has the rounded skill set required for grand tour glory.

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Why did Roglic give away the leader’s jersey?

After leading the Giro d’Italia since the start, Primoz Roglic and his Jumbo-Visma team let the pink jersey ride away from them on Thursday’s sixth stage

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