'Onwards and upwards' for Simon Yates after positive day on Giro d'Italia sterrato

Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange)
Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) was one of the few overall contenders to have profited from the Strade Bianche-style stage 11 at the Giro d’Italia. Although Yates lost time to maglia rosa Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers), he moved up four spots in the overall classification and now sits in fifth place 1:22 behind the Colombian.

“It was a good day today looking at the situation with the GC. I have moved up to fifth overall now so onwards and upwards," Yates said.

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