Simon Yates takes back half a minute as well as stage victory

Simon Yates on the attack on stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia 2021

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One thing is for sure, Simon Yates will not give up until the final kilometre of this Giro d’Italia has been ridden.

The BikeExchange rider took off with 6.5km to go on stage 19, a third of the way up the final Alpe di Mera climb, yet could only take out a maximum of half a minute as he forged on ahead.