Saturday, December 04, 2010

Landa tempted by Giro

20-year-old Mikel Landa is not likely to do a Grand Tour in his maiden season in the Pro Tour, but he admits the thought of doing the Giro alongside heroes and team-mates Mikel Nieve and Igor Antón entices him. In an interview with El Correo here the other day, the newcomer said: "Igor Antón and Mikel Nieve will go to Italy, and to go along would be very good. They are both climbers, just like me, and this year (2011 that is) there will probably be quite a few great mountain stages". Given his age and relative inexperience though, it's highly unlikely, so we shouldn't get too excited. He'll start out with the Mallorca Challenge like the majority of his companions, before he heads of to Andalucía. He might do Murcia after that and maybe his very first Pro Tour race after that again; the Volta a Catalunya. "The idea is that I'll do a calendar that's pretty similar to the one I did this year, but that I'll add in some Pro Tour events so as to acquire some experience and get an understanding of what the level's like." He'll likely compete 50 or 60 days in all in 2011.


Bolsen3 said...

I'm not too excited about him doing one of the hardest GTs in the history of cycling in his debut season. It doesn't seem like a good idea...

Magnus said...

That's actually a very good point


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