Landa: I'm going to the Giro d'Italia to try and win

Itzulia Basque Country 2021 - 60th Edition - 4th stage Vitoria-Gasteiz - Hondarribia 189,2 km - 07/04/2021 - Mikel Landa (ESP - Bahrain Victorious) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/BettiniPhoto©2021
Mikel Landa continued in top 10 on GC heading into final stage of Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Never one for half-measures, Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) has confirmed that he will head to the Giro d’Italia this year with a clear plan of going for the win.

Third in the 2015 Giro d’Italia, and just eight seconds shy of a repeat podium position in the same race in 2019, Landa is already showing strong form on the climbs in his home race, the Itzulia Basque Country.

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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.