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Impressive Simon Yates on the cusp of securing Giro d'Italia glory

Impressive Simon Yates on the cusp of securing Giro d'Italia glory

SIMON YATES retained the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia as Elia Viviani claimed his fourth stage of the race yesterday.

Yates finished in 28th place behind defending champion Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands and four-time Tour de France victor Chris Froome.

"Obviously I wanted to come here to win a stage and I was hoping to do that in Israel in the opening time trial", he said.

"I just have to hold on for as long as possible". At least three times during this day Luis Leon was in different breakaways, the last one was neutralized with just 10 kilometers to go, Kazinform has learnt from the club's press service.

The 28-year-old's poor luck continued with his bike suffering more mechanical problems in finishing 3m 4s behind stage victor Rohan Dennis to slip to 10th in the overall rankings.

Chris Froome finished fifth, 35 seconds behind Dennis, to move into fourth overall.

Dumoulin is 56 seconds adrift, but Italian Domenico Pozzovivo is a fair distance behind in third, three minutes and 11 seconds shy of Yates' overall time of 66 hours, 39 minutes and 14 seconds.

"I felt good in the first half".

"I'm really happy", Yates said after finishing 22nd in the race against the clock. "I was trying to hold on to my position".

It only changes my tactics for the coming days. "Unfortunately for the fans I can be a lot more defensive". But also today was a big target for me. "I really gave everything there".

"I'm very happy even if I have to be careful in the stages to come", he added of the race which finishes in Rome in five days. Dumoulin was third, 22 seconds behind the BMC Racing Team cyclist.

"It's pretty good to beat time-triallists like Tony Martin and Tom Dumoulin", the 27-year-old said. "From the start I felt I wasn't great", said Pinot who posted the 66th best time.

Wednesday's 17th stage over 155km from Riva del Garda to Iseo, east of Milan, should suit the sprinters.

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