Simon Yates earned his second stage win at the 2022 Giro d'Italia ©Getty Images

Britain's Simon Yates earned his second stage win of the 2022 Giro d’Italia in Turin, as Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz moved into the race lead after a gruelling day of racing.

The 147-kilometre mountain stage from Santena to Turin featured five categorised climbs, with a high pace set early on.

Spain's Juan Pedro López was expected to relinquish the race lead on stage 14 after 10 days and his resistance was broken with 30 kilometres remaining.

A blistering acceleration by Carapaz saw the Olympic champion open a gap to his general classification rivals.

The Ineos Grenadiers’ rider saw his advantage cut on the Colle della Maddalena, the final classified climb of the stage.

Australia’s Jai Hindley, Yates and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy made contact with Carapaz at 10 kilometres remaining.

A move from the retiring Nibali proved unsuccessful, with Yates then seizing his opportunity to attack on an incline.

Yates, who rides for BikeExchange-Jayco, moved clear and secured the stage victory in a time of 3 hours, 43min, 44sec.

The British rider added to his time trial success on stage two, with the result providing some consolation, after his general classification hopes were effectively ended last week in Blockhaus.

"In the final move I had the advantage to not being racing for general classification anymore but I came here to win the Giro," said Yates.

"This is my sixth stage win.

"It doesn't make up for my disappointment of the time lost on the Blockhaus.

"There's one week to go but today was a big effort.

"I don't know if I have something left for the last week."

Olympic champion Richard Carapaz moved into the race leader's pink jersey ©Getty Images
Olympic champion Richard Carapaz moved into the race leader's pink jersey ©Getty Images

Hindley won the sprint with Carapaz for second place to gain a bonus second.

Nibali completed the top four on the stage, with the three riders ending 15 seconds behind Yates.

The result saw Carapaz move into the overall race lead, with the Ecuadorian seeking to repeat his 2019 triumph.

"I'm delighted with how it went," Carapaz said.

"It's a first positive step for the team. 

"Now we'll try to defend the Maglia Rosa."

Hindley, the 2020 runner-up, lies seven second adrift of the leader.

Portugal’s Joao Almeida completes the top three at 30 seconds back, with Lopez having dropped to ninth overall at 4:04 down.

A 178km stage between Rivarolo Canavese to Cogne will take place tomorrow, before the final rest day of the race.