Giro: Mohoric wins, Yates keeps pink

Svein Tuft

Svein Tuft

On a bittersweet - but predominantly bitter - day for Mitchelton-Scott in Le Marche, race leader Simon Yates picked up a few intermediate sprint bonus seconds to strengthen his grip on the pink jersey as team-mate Chaves cracked on the first of three categorised climbs to finish more than 25 minutes down on stage victor Mohoric.

Chaves had entered the stage in second place but dropped behind early on in the 244-kilometer (152-mile) leg from Penne to Gualdo Tadino in Umbria, which was the race's longest. With AP Photos.Overall leader Simon Yates gained three bonus seconds in the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia but it was a hard day for his Mitchelton-Scott team as Esteban Chaves dropped out of contention.

Mohoric beat Germany's Nico Denz in a sprint finish after a two-man break.

"Ireland's Sam Bennett was third at 34"; fourth Italy's Enrico Battaglin, fifth Italy's Davide Ballerini, sixth Denmark's Mads Wurtz, seventh Italy's Francesco Gavazzi, eighth Colombia's Jarlinson Pantano, ninth Italy's Gianluca Brambilla and tenth Portugal's José Goncalves, all with the same time.

His Mitchelton-Scott team mate Simon Yeats finished in the main bunch and now has 41 seconds to spare over second placed Tom Dumoulin, the defending champion, who recovered from a fall 18km from home.

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