Mikel Landa: 'Seeing my Giro rivals weaker gives me morale going forward'

The Basque rider put a strong showing in on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia to gain valuable time

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Mikel Landa (Movistar ) blew the group of favourites apart in stage 13 and gained 1-41 minutes at Lago Serrù, a "morale boost going forward" to the next mountain stages in the 2019 Giro d'Italia.

The Basque rider shot free with 15.7 kilometres to race in the 20km climb to Lago Serrù at 2247 metres.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.