Chaves bursts to stage six win at Giro, Simon Yates overall leader

Chaves bursts to stage six win at Giro, Simon Yates overall leader

Yates had started the day in third place, 17 seconds behind overall leader Rohan Dennis, but he now goes into stage seven with a 16-second advantage over Team Sunweb's Tom Doumoulin, with Chaves moving up up to third. However, Yates allowed his teammate to take the stage, forfeiting the four bonus seconds it would have given him on the rest of the pack.

Chaves was part of a 28-rider escape group, which fell apart at the foot of Sicily's Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe.

Colombia's Esteban Chaves won stage six of the Giro d'Italia today as Mitchelton-Scott team-mate Simon Yates of Great Britain stormed into the overall lead with a second-place finish. I could save some energy.

Yates added: "I felt really good, I looked across the road and everyone was looking at each other".

Simon Yates has moved into the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia as the British rider finished second on stage six, just behind Mitchelton-Scott teammate Esteban Chaves on the summit of Mount Etna.

With Chaves confidently ahead on his own, Yates bided his time amid a series of further skirmishes before pulling away in commanding fashion to join the Colombian in the final kilometre. It's a dream to have the stage, pink jersey and blue jersey.

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"I just saw a bit of a moment where we'd been riding quite hard for a little bit and I had a very small gap".

Four-time Tour de France victor Froome is 1 minute, 10 seconds behind, in eighth place.

Chaves has moved up to third position and is 26 seconds back.

The seventh stage of the tour starts in Pizzo and finishes 159km later in Praia a Mare.

France's Kenny Elissonde helped shepherd Sky teammate Froome onto the climb with the four-time Tour de France victor finishing tenth among first chasing group alongside defending champion Tom Dumoulin.

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