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VILLADIEGO SPAIN JULY 29 Mikel Landa Meana of Spain and Team Bahrain McLaren Gotzon Martin Sanz of Spain and Team EuskaltelEuskadi Red Mountain Jersey during the 42nd Vuelta a Burgos 2020 Stage 2 a 168km stage from Castrojeriz to Villadiego VueltaBurgos on July 29 2020 in Villadiego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Mikel Landa rides alongside Euskaltel-Euskadi's Gotzon Martín at the 2020 Vuelta a Burgos (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mikel Landa has resigned his position as president of the Fundación Euskadi after the UCI judged that his position at the organisation was a conflict of interest due to their sponsorship of the ProTeam Euskaltel-Euskadi.

The Bahrain Victorious rider had taken over position in order to save the organisation in 2017, when the team was still an amateur squad and before they rose up to Continental level the next year.

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Dani Ostanek
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