Froome kept the lead and won the race

Britain's Chris Froome in the pink jersey of the overall leader makes his way to the start of the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia

Chris Froome (Team Sky) will tomorrow become the first British victor of the Giro d'Italia after withstanding a flurry of attacks from his closest rival, Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), on the final climb of the race.

Team Sky's Froome backed up his astonishing solo attack of Friday, when he turned the race on its head, with a controlled ride and will take a 46-second lead into Sunday's final processional stage into Rome.

Froome, who is still under investigation over an adverse doping test result, became the first British victor of the Vuelta a Espana last year and the third man to complete the Tour de France-Vuelta double in the same year.

Victory on the Giro will see the 33-year-old emulate Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault, the only riders to have won three Grand Tours in succession.

"I don't think I've ever attacked 80 kilometers from the finish, riding on my own and going all the way to the finish", Froome said. "It has been such a brutal race but I have to say, it has been a handsome, attractive event".

"After what happened yesterday, it was very important for our team to make it up with a stage victory", Nieve said after his team's fifth win of the race.

What an incredible Giro d'Italia. Though that gap did slip in the final kilometres, it was enough for him to cross the line solo, 2-17 ahead of second place Gesink.

Sony CEO comments on original PlayStation Classic Edition
Nintendo has already announced plans to bring back its NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition later this year. God of War , the newest entry in the long-running action-adventure franchise, was originally released on April 20th.

Thibaut Pinot had entered the stage in third overall but the French rider cracked on the penultimate climb and dropped far behind, enabling Miguel Angel Lopez to take the final podium spot, 4:57 behind Froome.

Long-time leader Simon Yates, who started the day three minutes and 22 seconds ahead of compatriot Froome, ended the stage with his Giro hopes in tatters after blowing up and finishing 35 minutes adrift in the general classification.

With two stages to go and with only remained mountain stage Chris Froome is the new pink jersey with a 40-second advantage over Tom Dumoulin, seconds in the GC.

As the peloton arrived at the base of the penultimate climb it was still over 5 minutes in arrears but the big story was it was not just Yates suffering the shame of being dropped today, third placed rider on GC, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), was also tailed off at the base of the climb, conceding time rapidly, as he nearly ground to a halt. His only previous highlight in the race was winning Stage 14 up Monte Zoncolan, one of the toughest climbs in Europe.

"I know inside that I didn't do anything wrong", Froome said. I should know. past year I was in the shape of my life. I did everything right.

Froome, who is still under investigation over an adverse doping test result following a urine sample at last year's Vuelta which showed excessive use of an asthma inhaler, again showed his class in the mountains.

Related News:

Most liked

Is Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress a Ripoff? This Designer Claims It Is
Meghan Markle has been bestowed one of the Queen's most trusted aides - and she's an Aussie. But all in all, Markle's friend was glad to experience the monumental event.

North and South Korea leaders meet following a whirlwind 24-hours
South Korean presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan said Moon will reveal details of his meeting with Kim on Sunday. Moon, who returned to Seoul on Thursday morning after meeting Trump in Washington in an effort to keep the U.S.

Russian Federation says 4 of its soldiers have been killed in Syria
The biggest number of casualties came in March when a transport plane crashed at Syria's Hmeimim airbase, killing all 39 people on board.

LOGAN Director in Talks for BOBA FETT Film
But the studio has been developing its slate of character-driven standalone Star Wars films for a while now. Well, after months of uncertainty and speculation, we finally know what's happening with the bounty hunter.

Moto G6 U.S. availability: pre-orders, release date, carriers, and more
"We are happy to tell you that your Moto G5s Plus will receive the Official Android 8.0 Oreo Software update soon". At the front, the Moto G6 plus features an 8MP, f/2.2 camera with LED flash.

European clubs boss suggests Champions League overhaul
Relegation was looming after a 2-0 loss to Everton left Liverpool only off the bottom of the Premier League on goal difference. The contrast in experience will be stark in the Ukrainian capital as Madrid seek a fourth Champions League in five seasons.

Joshua Holt, American held hostage in Venezuela, arrives in Washington
There was one last-minute scare. "You've been very courageous , actually, you've been incredibly fearless ", Trump told Holt. Bob Corker of Tennessee tweeted, hours after saying in a statement that he was accompanying the Holts back to the U.S.

Cavaliers Kevin Love ruled out for Game 7 against Celtics
You got to be able to get down and get dirty. "Understanding the situation and understanding the moment that you're in", he added. Boston quickly closed the gap in the second half and had an 11-point lead of their own within a minute of the fourth quarter.

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says
Staying in the position for 10 minutes helps to calm down your mind, and prepare you for a restful night's sleep, she said. Scientists have long known about the connection between how much you sleep and how long you live.

Jason Seaman released from hospital following Noblesville school shooting
Both Barnes and Jowitt said a school resource officer was inside the middle school and responded when the shooting occurred . She also noted specifically where he was shot: once through the abdomen, once in the hip, and once in the forearm.

Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors
That's according to All-Star guard Klay Thompson after the Warriors tied the Western Conference Finals at 3-3 in California. The Warriors went on a 12-0 run to start the game, notching a stop on each of their first 10 defensive possessions.

Cavaliers' Kevin Love to Miss Game 7 vs. Celtics With a Concussion
James said. "If I'd have told you at the beginning of the season we only needed one game to make the NBA Finals, we'd take it". James is averaging 33.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 8.8 assists and has had seven 40-point games and two-buzzer beaters.

Smith to make shock cricket comeback in Canada
Whitney had reached out to Warner last month after the 31-year-old became embroiled in controversy. The former Australia vice-captain will play for Randwick Petersham, his club in Sydney.

More final heartache as Jürgen Klopp's luck runs out in Kyiv
They also have pre-tournament friendlies against Colombia on June 1 and Belgium five days later. Madrid and Zidane had already wrapped up their very own hat-tricks by then, though.

Voters in Limerick thanked as abortion referendum looks set to pass
The country's largest newspaper, the Irish Independent described the result as "a massive moment in Ireland's social history". The size of the win for abortion rights exceeded expectations and was cast as a historic victory for women's rights.