Simon Yates recognises going for second overall is 'more realistic' in Giro d'Italia

Simon Yates wins stage 19 at Giro d'Italia
Simon Yates wins stage 19 at Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Stage 19 winner Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) has recognised that  second overall is currently his most realistic target in the final days of the Giro d’italia, but has promised to continue pushing for the overall victory if at all possible.

In the last two mountain stages, Yates has regained nearly a minute and a half on overall leader Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) and the Colombian recognised on Friday that the Briton is currently the stronger of the two.

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