Blockhaus renders harsh verdict but Giro d’Italia picture remains unclear

Simon Yates needed a few moments to compose himself after reaching the top of the Blockhaus over 11 minutes down on stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia, adding another wing to the house of pain he has built at this race. He sat against a barrier past the finish line, while a scrum of cameras and microphones formed loosely around him.

A week ago in Budapest, Yates looked the favourite to win the Giro after his confident victory in the time trial over the Danube, but a lot of water had passed under the bridge since.

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