A bunch of riders in action during stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia.
What was expected to be a quiet transition stage - over the longest stage of the entire Giro - turned into a frantic day of racing after Chaves was dropped on the category two climb which opened the day's racing.
Several teammates spent precious energy trying fruitlessly to escort Chaves back to the main pack. "Straight after the rest day, you don't know how the body responds".
Chaves's time loss could work for Yates as the Colombian will now be exclusively a domestique for him.
Sport director Matt White said the team's goals have not changed, but its tactics will.
"Now all of our energy will turn to looking out for Simon and protecting the maglia rosa (pink jersey)", White said.
It could be a fruitful basket, with Yates extending his lead to 41 seconds after taking bonus seconds at an intermediate sprint point, and he - and Bennett - almost made further gains in a tense descent near the end of the stage.
Part of an initial 17-man break that came to nothing, Mohoric attacked again inside the final 40km to reel in lone leader Marco Frapporti (Androni-Giocattoli) before riding clear once Denz joined him following the final descent.
"They let me try and win a stage, although we're racing for Domenico Pozzovivo on GC".
Four-time Tour de France victor Chris Froome also finished in the main group despite being involved in another crash which left him with a bloody elbow. He's getting better as the race goes on.
Before the sprint, Mohoric glanced over his shoulder to check on Denz but the German never passed him and Mohoric won in slightly more than six hours. "We don't have each other to play off, but we still have a strong team". Tom was chasing me all the way to the line, ' Yates said. Four children and five adults were pulled alive from the snow and debris days after the avalanche. Yates attacked with about 1.5 kilometers remaining of the 156-kilometer leg from Assisi to Osimo and held off Dumoulin on the steep climb to the finish to claim his second victory of the race.
After another flat stage, the race features a climb up Monte Zoncolan on Saturday and a gruelling leg through the Dolomite Range on Sunday.