Mohoric Sprints To Stage 🔟 Win🎉 As Yates Extends Lead⬆

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Slovenian rider Matej Mohoric sprinted to victory in the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, while there was no change in the general classification, with Simon Yates retaining the pink jersey.

Bahrain-Merida rider Mohoric held off a strong challenge from German Nico Denz, who rides for AG2R La Mondiale, after the duo made a late break on 239-kilometre route from Penne to Gualdo Tadino, the longest stage of the race.

“I was not confident to beat Nico Denz. That’s why I tried to attack him before,” an elated Mohoric said after his gruelling ride. “When I saw that he was not passing, I gave it my all.”

British rider Yates extended his lead in the general classification over France’s Tom Dumoulin, the defending champion, to 41 seconds, with another Frenchman Thibaut Pinot a further five seconds back in third place.

Team Sky’s Chris Froome’s struggles continued, with Britain’s four-time Tour de France champion now two minutes and 30 seconds behind the leader in 10th place.

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