Simon Yates climbs to stage nine victory

Simon Yates wearing the overall leader's pink jersey rides in the peloton during the seventh stage of the 101st Giro d'Italia

The advantage of Yates in the General classification after winning stage increased to 32 seconds.

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RACE leader Simon Yates won stage nine of the Giro d'Italia to tighten his grip on the pink jersey as Chris Froome's bid for a third successive Grand Tour win suffered serious damage.

Yates has held the race leader's pink jersey since stage six, when he finished second behind Chaves on the slopes of Mount Etna.

Four-time Tour de France victor Froome was the big loser of the day along with Italian champion Fabio Aru, as the pair fell behind with two kilometres to go.

The 225-kilometre route from Pesco Sannita to Gran Sasso d'Italia takes varied scenery as runs up the mountainous centre of Italy towards the summit finish.

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The struggle for the expected stage between the teams of the General classification, because in isolation, not one rider, who managed to maintain power after the hardest stage.

"Since the beginning of the day we believed in the possibility of winning the stage as well as defending the Maglia Rosa".

Attacks started from the break and Fausto Masnada got away before he too was reeled in 2.7K from the line, setting up the final attack and victory for Yates.

As a result of his efforts Chaves moved up to second place in the overall standings, demoting Holland's defending champion Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) into third, 38 seconds behind.

"Let's hope that we can quickly forget this stage".

After Sunday's exertions, Monday will see the riders enjoy a well-earned rest day, before Tuesday's to Gualdo Tadino which gives the riders little chance to re-find their racing legs with a 15km straight from the gun.

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