Mikel Landa Discussion Thread

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I think he is trying to say, if Bernal doesn't have back problems, it'll be difficult for Landa to win. Because there's an ITT on the last stage and his opponent is a former Tour winner afterall.
Yes, that is what I said. Bernal had today a bad day. I think Landa would have been with almeida at least, Maybe the gravel day he could have lost a little as Yates, but I think he would be in pink today.
 
Was looking this weekend but couldn't see anything (at least from English language news).

I went back and checked the injury report and while a broken collarbone & fractured ribs are both annoying injuries they could definitely be recoverable from in time depending on severity (particularly with pro medicine and treatment).

Probably depends on whether he's able to get on the bike early & comfortably enough that he's riding freely, and I suspect the radio silence means they're weighing that up at the mo. If it was a gentler first week I think he'd race, but with MdB and a TT early and then a reasonably hefty first weekend it's easy to see him out of the race before it even really gets going if he's not at 100%. Perhaps better to just heal up and be freshest come La Vuelta.
 
A friend of mine sent him a message.. He said that things are going well, but step by step (dijo en español poco a poco)..so I cant add much more.
Yeah, I think the cracked ribs are a bigger problem than the collarbone.
You can start training on a stationary bike rather early if it's just a collarbone, but good luck going hard and breathing heavy if you have a few cracked ribs.
 

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