Simon Yates - so long under the shadow of Chris Froome - now leads the Giro d'Italia which has returned to its native land. Well Siciliy anyway where yesterday Yates, 26, attacked in the last two kilometres of the 163km stage to Mount Etna with his rivals for the general classification unable to react. He now leads from reigning champion Tom Dumoulin by 16 seconds, with Chaves 26 seconds back.
Chris Froome sits eighth, one minute 10 seconds behind his compatriot, after crossing the line in the second group.
At 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) and 58 kg (9.1st) he is a tiny lad but with a growing reputation. Has his time come? More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Yates_(cyclist)
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