- May 13, 2015
Based on interviews and what Taxus has said Landa is a sensitive guy but I'm confident that even if he isn't happy with Martinelli/vino he will not abandon Aru. I think he will work his *** off for Aru as long as he maybe gets one more chance for a stage win. But the more Martinelli tries to control Landa the more he will fight back, if Martinelli keps quiet then Landa will help Aru.staubsauger said:Landa actually has been pretty loyal to Aru all season long. They seem to get along quite nicely. Aru also has had some warm words for Landa after the Giro.
I doubt this call by Martinelli was in Aru's interest. He clearly has become the boss of Astana right now. Probably he even dismissed Nibali as a leader already, as we saw on stage 2.
Landa would've been an excellent luxe domestique for the upcoming cols. Yesterday he wouldn't have been much useful help for Aru anyway. That's why it was just a pure goofy move by Martinelli. Especially after the Giro.
It was disrespectful after what happened already in May. Aru always showed respect to Landa, it seems. Martinelli once again ain't got no at all. If Landa now is pissed of and fully plays his promised free-role, it's Martinelli's goofiness that cost Aru a strong helper.
Just my 2 cents.