International Cycling

Landa to lead Team Sky's Giro bid

2016-05-03 15:31
Mikel Landa (Gallo Images)

Paris - Spain's Mikel Landa will head up Team Sky's challenge at the Giro d'Italia starting on Friday as the leader of a nine-man team.

Landa won two stages as he finished third in last year's race with Astana and goes into the season's first Grand Tour in good form after winning the Tour of Trentino last month.

Landa will be joined by compatriots David Lopez and Mikel Nieve, who will provide support in the mountains along with Colombian Sebastian Henao.

Italian Elia Viviani, a stage two winner in Genoa last year, was also included in the team.

The 99th edition of the Giro begins with a 9.8km individual time trial around Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.

Sky team at Giro:

Mikel Landa (ESP), Ian Boswell (GBR), Philip Deignan (IRL), Sebastian Henao (COL), Christian Knees (GER), David Lopez (ESP), Mikel Nieve (ESP), Nicolas Roche (IRL), Elia Viviani (ITA)

Read more on:    mikel landa  |  cycling

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.