Yates looks real deal as he leaves Froome be­hind

Daily Mail - - Cricket -

SI­MON YATES goes from strength to strength at the Giro d’Italia while fel­low Brit Chris Froome ap­pears to be go­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. Yates stormed clear in the fi­nal kilo­me­tre to take stage nine and now leads by 32 sec­onds from Mitchel­ton-Scott team-mate Es­te­ban Chaves, with last year’s win­ner Tom Du­moulin of Hol­land six sec­onds adrift of the Colom­bian. Froome could not keep pace with the Yates group on the sum­mit fin­ish at Gran Sasso d’Italia and slipped to 11th, 2min 27sec down. But his Team Sky chief Ni­co­las Por­tal said: ‘It’s not per­fect, but they will keep fight­ing, and they won’t give up.’

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Stormer: Si­mon Yates yes­ter­day

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