Mikel Landa: I'm more confident of my form after Burgos

ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS SPAIN JULY 30 Mikel Landa Meana of Spain and Team Bahrain McLaren during the 42nd Vuelta a Burgos 2020 Stage 3 a 150km stage from Sargentes de la Lora to Espinosa de los Monteros Picn Blanco 1486m VueltaBurgos on July 30 2020 in Espinosa de Los Monteros Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Mikel Landa took second place overall at the Vuelta a Burgos (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren) came to the Vuelta a Burgos with what he said were a fair number of questions about his underlying race condition, but he left with a second place overall and some strong climbing performances that, he says, have boosted his confidence considerably.

A former Burgos winner himself back in 2017, Landa was unable to follow stage winner Remco Evenepoel on Thursday’s summit finish to Picón Blanco. Meanwhile, on stage five’s finish in Lagunas de Neila, he was outpowered by Ivan Sosa (Ineos).

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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.