Mikel Landa: I'm fully recovered and ready to start Team Sky career

Mikel Landa will debut for Team Sky at Coppi e Bartali on Thursday after a lengthy lay-off with illness at the start of the season

Mikel Landa (Photo: Teamsky.com)

Mikel Landa will make his long-awaited debut for Team Sky at Italian stage race Settimana Coppi e Bartali on Thursday and admits he cannot wait to pin his race number on.

The Basque rider has been sidelined so far this year by illness, which has severely set back his preparations for the Giro d'Italia in May.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.