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Summary

  1. Stage start: 11:50 BST
  2. GB rider Yates finishes in second place to take overall lead

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Overall standings

    1 Simon Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) 22hrs 46mins 3secs

    2 Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Team Sunweb) +16secs

    3 Esteban Chaves (Col/Mitchelton-Scott) +26secs

    4 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita/Bahrain-Merida) +43secs

    5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra/Groupama-FDJ) +45secs

    6 Rohan Dennis (Aus/BMC Racing) +53secs

    7 Pello Bilbao (Spa/Astana Pro Team) +1min 3secs

    8 Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +1min 10secs

    9 George Bennett (NZ/LottoNL-Jumbo) +1min 11secs

    10 Fabio Aru (Ita/UAE Team Emirates) +1min 12secs

  2. Full result of stage six

    1 Esteban Chaves (Col) Mitchelton-Scott 4:16:10

    2 Simon Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott

    3 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:00:26

    4 George Bennett (NZl) LottoNL-Jumbo

    5 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida

    6 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team

    7 Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team

    8 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb

    9 Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates

    10 Chris Froome (GB) Team Sky

  3. Yates speaks

    "The start was crazy. I didn't really have to do anything, I could sit in the wheels and save energy.

    "I felt really good. I looked across the road and everyone was looking at each other. I took a chance.

    "Chaves had been out on the road all day, so he deserved the stage win."

  4. What a ride from Simon Yates

    And what a stage. Yates has looked good since the opening day time-trial in Jerusalem, but this was way beyond good - he bided his time on that long climb and then exploded away - he could have taken the bonus seconds for the win but let his team-mate Chaves take the glory. This sort of result is what happens when you agree to write the BBC Sport website's stage-by-stage guide. Good things happen to good people, yeah?

  5. YATES LEADS THE GIRO

    Yup - he's in pink by around 16 seconds, Dumoulin second in the GC, Chaves third in the provisional at 26 seconds - I think Froome will be a minute 10 back in eighth.

  6. Here comes the pack

    Pinot, Dumoulin, Froome come through the line - I don't think they're close enough, Dennis is nowhere - Simon Yates should have his hands on the maglia rosa here...

  7. CHAVES WINS ON ETNA

    Yates lets him have it - because is the Briton in pink?

  8. Yates closing in on leader Chaves

    1,000m to go, can the man from Bury get across?

  9. Yates attacks!

    He was in third overnight - he's having a crack, can he make it stick?

  10. Froome on elastic

    The four-time Tour champion just about holding on, dropping back and then making contact again, Fabio Aru working hard to stay with them. Chaves 23 seconds up the road.

  11. Dennis out of team-mates

    Pozzovivo, Bennett, Pinot... and Simon Yates, gaining five metres on Dumoulin. Froome another five metres back, 2.3km to go.

  12. Froome battling

    He's got back on that group for now - Dennis still dropping back, Etna blowing this all apart...

  13. Chaves charges

    3.7km to go, and Chaves has half a minute on the small group, with 19 seconds back to the peloton.

  14. Froome in trouble...

    Dumoulin attacks off front of that third group, Simon Yates with him... and Froome can't go with them!

  15. Dennis dropped!

    The maglia rosa in trouble - off the back of the peloton, we could have a new leader tonight...

  16. Chaves goes...

    Here comes the Colombian - up to the young Italian, straight past him.

  17. Ciccione has 15 seconds

    Peloton a further 34 seconds back. Chaves attacks!

  18. Peloton chases

    Astana and Sanchez working it, Sky's white jerseys up after the pale blue with Elissonde and Froome, Yates in the black and yellow of Michelton-Scott.

  19. Group of six at the front

    53-second gap - De Marchi, Henao, Chaves, Ciccione, Hermans, Gesink. Ciccione's attacking again...

  20. 8km of climbing ahead

    Giulio Ciccone has a pop at the front, the young Italian from Bardiani–CSF opening up a small gap. In the peloton. Simon Yates there with Dumoulin, Luis Leon Sanchez destroying himself for Lopez.