Sam Bennett wins stage seven of the Giro d'Italia

Colombia's rider of team Mitchelton Scott Johan Esteban Chaves smiles in Beer Sheva prior to the start of the 3rd stage of the 101st Giro d'Italia

Some 26 seconds later Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) crossed the line to round off the podium and then it was a case of seeing how much damage to GC hopes the climb up Mount Etna made.

In second place was Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) who moved into the top spot of the General Classification.

The two riders had broken from the leading pack at 10 kilometers from the finish.

The 27-year-old has been a highly touted prospect in Irish circles having claimed a European Junior Points Race Championship in 2008 and represented the Irish national team during the 2009 Tour of Ireland. Keeping you up to date about what is happening in Colombia is costly and not without risk.

The overall favourites will face a far tougher assignment on Saturday as the race heads back into the mountains for the 209km eighth stage, with the final climb at Montevergine di Mercogliano 17km long with an average gradient of five percent.

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"I felt really good", Yates said.

Viviani had looked on course to take his third stage win of the race after taking the lead with the line in sight, but the Quick-Step Floors rider had to settle for second place on the same time.

Bennett, 28, produced another solid ride, finishing with a time of 4:16:37, just 26 seconds behind stage victor, Esteban Chaves of Colombia. He'd been out on the road all day so I think he deserved it'.

He is on a long-term project to transition from a time trial specialist into becoming an overall contender for the three-week Grand Tours - the Giro, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana.

Esteban Chaves is third, a further 10 seconds adrift, with Chris Froome a minute and 10 seconds behind Yates after a hard start to his bid for a third consecutive Grand Tour title. Interestingly, Roche took the Maglia Rosa for good in 1987 at Sappada where the Giro returns this year for the first time, on May 20, for the 15th stage. The peloton remained ever-watchful of those early breaks but eventually allowed a group of 28 riders to go clear, including Jacques Janse van Rensburg for Africa's Team.

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