Really? I have the impression that new Sky recruits either hit the ground running, or they never do. With his illness during the Giro, Landa's situation is a bit different of course, but Sky aren't exactly renowned for their patience with non-performing riders. I doubt he has as high of a standing in the team this year as when he was signed, and might have to accept being co-leader, at least officially.lartiste said:I believe, he has pretty good chance to perform much better during next year. Many of riders experienced problems during first year with Sky, but improved during the following years... .JRanton said:Lots of rumours that he wants to leave but will seemingly have to honour his contract with Sky for 2017.
Maybe he hasn't been given outright Giro leadership by Sky for next year. Despite his troubles this year he's still Sky's second most likely rider to win a grand tour. If Poels rides the Giro then he deserves a protected role but no more than that.