Mikel Landa to undergo surgery after Giro d'Italia crash

Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) in pain after crashing in the finale of stage 5 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) in pain after crashing in the finale of stage 5 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Mikel Landa is set to undergo surgery on his broken collarbone after his crash during stage 5 of the Giro d'Italia.

The Bahrain Victorious leader left the race after he was among three riders to go down after colliding with a road marshal five kilometres from the finish in Cattolica. He crashed along with mountain classification leader Joe Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates) and AG2R Citroën's François Bidard, both of whom left the race due to their injuries.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

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As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

 

Season highlights from 2024 include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.