Tour de France - Mikel Landa: I don't want to be second again
Jul 17 2017 03:47 pm CET

Tour de France - Mikel Landa: I don't want to be second again
Tour de France - Mikel Landa: I don't want to be second again
Photo of Mikel Landa by the A.S.O.

Team Sky's Mikel Landa has discussed his future and the work he is doing for Chris Froome at the Tour de France.

The rider is reportedly leaving the British squad and he has made up his mind about the kind of position he wants in the future, considering the top form he has been showing in the current Tour de France. Landa has had to use this strength to work for his team leader Chris Froome.

"It is clear to me that this can never happen again," he said to Spanish News Agency EFE.

"Wherever I go there has to be something clear. I don't want to be second again, and if I do it, it's because I want to."

The Spaniard is aware of the comparisons of his current situation with the one of Froome and Bradley Wiggins in 2012. "I know it may be similar, but we have to consider that if in this Tour we would compete face to face, Froome would win because he still has a time trial. We are teammates, not rivals," he commented.

But for the rider it is clear that Team Sky went to the Tour to win it with Froome and he thinks the Briton would like for him to be on the podium in Paris as well. "We are working on that, we are happy, and I have the same feelings as in the first week. If it wouldn't affect Froome, I would love to be on the podium," Landa affirmed.

About the rivals for his leader in the General Classification, the rider has clear who is the strongest. "Individually, (Romain) Bardet is the strongest, and he has a good team. I don't see (Fabio) Aru and (Rigoberto) Uran too active and I think that Alberto Contador is getting better. He can cause trouble, so we have to keep an eye on him."




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