Landa makes a single birthday wish for 'good health' in 2022

LAGOS DE COVADONGA SPAIN SEPTEMBER 01 Mikel Landa Meana of Spain and Team Bahrain Victorious competes during the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 17 a 1855km stage from Unquera to Lagos de Covadonga 1085m lavuelta LaVuelta21 on September 01 2021 in Lagos de Covadonga Spain Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) during the Vuelta a España (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mikel Landa turns 32 on Monday, December 13th and when he was asked what he wanted as a birthday wish for his 2022 season, the Bahrain Victorious racer said it was very simple: "good health."

Landa's succinct list of goals for next season is understandable, given how his season was rendered far more complicated than he desired thanks to a major crash in the first week of the Giro d'Italia which left him with serious injuries.

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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.