Yates extends Giro lead with 11th stage win, Froome slips further

Froome vows to ‘keep fighting’ in Giro

"I know I'll lose some time there", Yates said, looking ahead to the 34-kilometer individual race against the clock in Stage 16.

Former junior and U23 World Champion Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) took his first Giro d'Italia stage victory after opening his Grand Tours account at La Vuelta a year ago.

Three breakaway riders Alessandro De Marchi, Leon Sanchez and Fausto Masnada were caught five kilometres from the line before two steep climbs to the finish.

Dumoulin responded well to limit his losses, with Domenico Pozzovivo and Thibaut Pinot close behind, but Yates was able to sustain his tempo over the crest of the final climb to cross the line two seconds in front of the Dutchman, also picking up four bonus seconds for victory.

The four-time Tour de France victor lost time in the mountains of the southern Abruzzo region on Sunday, and is 11th overall after nine stages. "I'm super happy but would like a few easy days now before we get to the mountains". Maybe I pulled a bit more than him.

"That's why I gained three seconds in an intermediate sprint today".

Chris Froome finished safely in the pack and moves up to 10th in the general classification, still two-and-a-half minutes adrift of Yates in the race for the pink jersey.

Wet roads in the finale made for treacherous conditions, causing punctures for Dumoulin and Richard Carapaz, who is fifth overall and leads the young rider classification.

Ireland's Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) won a reduced bunch sprint for third place to keep the pressure up on Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) in the battle for the maglia ciclamino after the Italian was dropped early on alongside Chaves. I'm motivated, the team's motivated and we're going to do as much as we can'.

"I was going to go for the bonus sprint because I need to gain time on Dumoulin but, when I saw Pinot getting a lead out, I went past him, " Yates said. "I felt good all day and I'm really pleased that I took advantage of the opportunity".

The route passed by the site of the Rigopiano avalanche, which killed 29 hotel guests and staff past year.

Tonight's Stage 11 is another lumpy one, covering 156km from Assisi to Osimo.

Then after a couple of milder stages, the race heats up again with a climb up Monte Zoncolan on Saturday and a gruelling leg through the Dolomite Range on Sunday.

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