Participation of Mikel Landa in 2018 Vuelta a España 'very possible'
Jan 13 2018 02:43 pm CET

Participation of Mikel Landa in 2018 Vuelta a España 'very possible'
Participation of Mikel Landa in 2018 Vuelta a España 'very possible'
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Mikel Landa has confirmed that he will likely take part in the 2018 Vuelta a España. The Movistar rider said the race is compatible with him riding the Tour de France as well.

In a talk with Spanish magazine Ciclismo a Fondo, the Spaniard confirmed that his participation in the race is almost certain. "It is very possible that I will ride it. If I do the Tour as my first grand tour of the season, it is almost certain that I will be here, mostly to prepare for the World Championships.

"For me, to ride two grand tours right now is good because that means two opportunities. It is a year with a very demanding World Championships route that will suit climbers very well. So, I can't have a better preparation than the Vuelta."

Landa, who will skip the Giro d'Italia, thinks that the route of the Vuelta is hard but on some days he can see himself shining, particularly in his home region. "Any stage in the Basque Country is special, and if it's an uphill finish when I have possibilities of winning, even more," he explained.

"I like the route of the Vuelta. The race has been profiling itself with a lot of short, steep and hard finishes, as well as little time trial kilometres, which makes it perfect for any climber. It is demanding from the first day, you can't lose focus."




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