Mikel Landa apologises after blasting Simon Yates over Giro d'Italia crash

Landa lost over 44 seconds on stage four of the Giro d'Italia

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Mikel Landa (Movistar Team) took aim at Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) after the Giro d'Italia riders arrived scraped and bruised. The Spaniard later apologised for remarks made against Yates.

Several crashes marred the fourth stage to Frascati, south of Rome. Yates fell and lost time, and Movistar team leader Mikel Landa broke his bike in half in his crash.

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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.