Mikel Landa unlikely to ride Tirreno-Adriatico as Team Sky debut seems delayed again

Mikel Landa is not likely to ride Tirreno-Adriatico next week as he resumes training after an illness, leaving him short of stage race options ahead of the Giro d'Italia

Mikel Landa wins stage fifteen of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Team Sky hope that Mikel Landa will deliver them their first Giro d'Italia title in May, but the Spaniard may enter the race quite unprepared as his racing season has yet to even start.

Ahead of the 2016 season, Landa announced he would race the Volta a la Valenciana in February, followed by the Tirreno-Adritico in early March. He changed his first race to the Ruta del Sol, but had to withdraw because of illness, and judging by his latest tweet he won't be riding Tirreno either.

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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.