With Yates now 3:46 down on Roglic, Mitchelton-Scott need to go back to the drawing board and sketch out a new plan for the mountains to come.
Now he's plugged the gap in his armor - the time trial - Yates has the rounded skill set required for grand tour glory.
The front-end of the Giro d'Italia is stacked with long stages. What effect is this having on the racing?
Mikel Landa blamed Simon Yates for crash before issuing apology on social media
Primoz Roglic might have won the opening stage, but the Giro d'Italia opened with an old-fashioned 'polemica'