Landa: Giro d'Italia could be my first Grand Tour win

Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)
Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Two years after he lost his podium position in the Giro d’Italia on the last day possible, Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) returns to the Italian Grand Tour with unconcealed ambitions to go much higher than a top-three placing.

Landa last raced in the Giro in 2019, claiming fourth overall after he was ousted from the podium by Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) in the final time trial. While he then went on to claim sixth in the Tour de France, his prior successes in the Giro have included a King of the Mountains title in 2017 and a third place in the 2015 race, the latter his only top three finish in a Grand Tour to date.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.