Mikel Landa

Romain Bardet sees himself, Mikel Landa and Richard Carapaz as maybe the 'three best' at the Giro d'Italia

There might be 12 riders within 90 seconds of each other at this year's Giro d'Italia after nine stages, but for Romain Bardet there are two riders he is looking out for. Speaking from Italy via Zoom on the second rest day, the Team DSM rider said that "maybe" himself, Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) are the "three best" at this year's race.
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The eternal optimist - Mikel Landa at the 2022 Giro d’Italia

The Flemish have a saying, 'optimists live longer than pessimists', and when it comes to Mikel Landa at Grand Tours in general and in the Giro d'Italia in particular it's a motto that fits the 32-year-old perfectly. In last year's Giro, for example, Landa was in great early shape and...

Mikel Landa looking to tackle Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in 2022

When he rolled across the Ruta del Sol finish line at Otura on stage 3, Basque racer Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) was nearly three minutes back on winner Magnus Sheffield (Ineos Grenadiers). But his big grin as he eased to a stop to take a recovery drink from team soigneurs was testament to the Basque's powerful riding late on the stage, and the immense satisfaction he had taken from it.

Mikel Landa explains why he abandoned Vuelta a España 2021

Mikel Landa has abandoned the 2021 Vuelta a España after struggling to find his top form. The Bahrain Victorious rider came into the race with a very strong team and optimism after he took the overall title at the Vuelta a Burgos, but that quickly faded as it became clear he did not have the legs to stay with the best riders at the race.

Vuelta a España: I've been feeling rubbish, says Mikel Landa

Bahrain Victorious' GC hopes in the Vuelta a España now rest 100 per cent on the shoulders of Jack Haig, but while the Australian is going from strength to strength, the team’s pre-race overall contender Mikel Landa is struggling to hit form. After a solid start to the race, with...

Mikel Landa admits he was lacking confidence heading into first mountain finish at Vuelta a España

Mikel Landa revealed that he had no confidence in himself heading into stage three of the Vuelta a España 2021. Landa seemed like he was on top form when he sent his entire Bahrain Victorious team to the front of the peloton to pace up the Picón Blanco, with two-time Critérium du Dauphiné stage winner Mark Padun doing the lion's share of the work.