His name is Mikel Landa Meana, today in the first part of the Finestre there is a village called Meana di Susa.
Maybe is destiny.
Contador want the stage, but he will try that Mikel dont get nor the stage nor the second place.
I think Aru and Landa must attack from the beginig of the Finestre, if Contador want the stage he has to follow both of them or atack himself.
But I am not very confident in Astana tactics...
The smartest thing you ever said, congratulations! Sorry dude, but Astana used your boy like a wh0re this whole race. He could have won the blue jersey also today if he won the stage, and probably gotten second overall, but it's all about Aru Aru Aru. You better pray Landa is on another team next year or else he will just be someone's slave again. Astana is the worst team ever. But then again, will Landa show the same ridiculous form as the whole Astana team if he transfers? What a condundrum!! Anyway, Contador wins!
You dont know Landa, for him blue jersey it is not important, to him is important to beat Contador, or at least to show he is stronger, and he did, no more, that all, the car call him and just stopped him, this were his words: "Mikel, stop, Aru can win the Giro".
The situation is that, Astana knew they can win the Giro with Landa, but they prefer Aru second and Landa third...things sometimes are like this, and Landa has a long year and he want to race some important races...he showed he can beat Contador in the stages with the most important climbs, Mortirolo and Finestre and he is on the podium so it is ok.
For the Giro is better than Contador won, if no...Aru, no more options, and Astana is a semi italian team and want to be in good relation with Giro.
Aru is italian, young, and Landa could dont sign again with Astana.
Astana cant ask more from Landa, he could have won, and he give the second place and 2 stages to Aru.
Aru dindnt anything for Mikel, nor Astana... Mikel took advantage to be in such strong team, but Astana did NOTHING for him, everything for Aru.
So although if he leaves, the team must go with him at least: Burgos, San Sebastian, Vuelta, Lombardia.