Whatever happens as this year's race unfolds, Dennis has already had the honour of leading the Giro d'Italia, as well as showing - on stage 2, in particular - that he has the wherewithal to fight for the top spot on the GC after the disappointment of an agonising near-miss in the opening time trial in Jerusalem on stage 1.
The Irishman, who rides for Bora-Hansgrohe, jumped Italian rival Elia Viviani in the final stages of the 159 kilometres route from Pizzo.
Yates reeled him in near the end of a brutal 15km climb, but was happy to go without the stage win, safe in the knowledge that he would have the maglia rosa on his back.
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First, the riders will take on the summit finish of the Montevergine di Mercogliano - a 17.1 kilometre climb which is less hard than stage six's Etna, but is likely to still only leave the best climbers standing at the end, due to the length of the climb. "I had the power, I knew what I was capable of, but it's one thing having the belief and another thing doing it", said the Carrick-on-Suir man. "I'm not that far behind the leaders, and what I'm thinking is that if I can stay somewhat within reach, then hopefully I can still perform quite well, and the [stage 16] time trial will help me out as well".
There was an early break of three cyclists and the peloton allowed Davide Ballerini, Markel Irizar and Maxim Belkov an advantage of more than four minutes before it began to reel them in.
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BRITAIN'S Simon Yates followed in the footsteps of fellow countrymen Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and David Millar by taking the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia after finishing second on stage six.
Yates now leads Tom Dumoulin by 16s in the race for the pink jersey, while Chaves' victory lifts him up into third place.
Four-time Tour de France victor Froome was in eighth place, 1 minute, 10 seconds behind. A bit stressful at the final as always but OK.
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Saturday's eighth stage is a 208km ride from Praia a Mare to Montevergine di Mercogliano.