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Mikel Landa Discussion Thread

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Well he still wants to win a GT ?
I guess its the Vuelta he will target

Who is the competition ?

Well I'm guessing there will be no Roglic or Remco or Pogocar at the Vuelta and if Kuss is leading possibly no Vingegaard

So he will have to beat Kuss or a few of the up and coming youngsters like Ayuso, Almedia or Uijtdebroeks and maybe a Yates twin ?

 
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Well he still wants to win a GT ?
I guess its the Vuelta he will target

Who is the competition ?

Well I'm guessing there will be no Roglic or Remco or Pogocar at the Vuelta and if Kuss is leading possibly no Vingegaard

So he will have to beat Kuss or a few of the up and coming youngsters like Ayuso, Almedia or Uijtdebroeks and maybe a Yates twin ?

Yes, he is targeting the Vuelta. I agree that if he gets B-tier opponents, he has a shot as a B-tier GT rider himself. Vuelta last year showed he's able to definitely ride podium if not all the best riders participate.
 
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I read a belge article saying that this will be the full programme of Landa. I try and find the link:

Figurea Classic
Volta Algarve
Volta Catalunya
Itzulia Basque Tour
Ardennes Classics
Dauphine
Tour de France
Vuelta España
World championship
That schedule has basically been confirmed. But he is also now doing some races at Challenge Mallorca next week, as a warm up for Figueroa and Algarve. Excited. I think probably altitude training camp comes after Algarve, before the big Catalunya - Ardennes block..
 
Not Roglic but Mikel Landa helped Sepp Kuss win the Vuelta

The Spanish rider of Bahrain Victorious caught up with Kuss and said: “If you want to win the Vuelta you have to follow me,” the 29-year-old rider of Visma | Lease a Bike in the documentary series. In the last kilometers of the grueling final climb, Landa functioned as a master servant for the American. Kuss came in 19 seconds behind his teammates, to his surprise this was enough to retain the red jersey. “I thought I had lost the jersey. Landa will never have to pay for his own beer again!”