'Conflict of interest' forces Mikel Landa to leave position in Euskadi Foundation

After rescuing the team in 2017, the UCI has apparently intervened in Landa's role after the Spanish outfit ascended back up the cycling pyramid last year

Mikel Landa at Tirreno-Adriatico 2021 (Getty)

(Image credit: Tim De Waele)

Mikel Landa has been forced to leave his role as president of the Euskadi Foundation due to a "conflict of interest", having saved the organisation in 2017.

The Bahrain-Victorious rider stepped up to help save the Basque cycling outfit, Fundación Euskadi then riding the 2018 season on the continental level before stepping up to ProTeam level last year, and it is this ascension back up the ranks that the UCI apparently has a quarrel with.

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