Mikel Landa clarifies Simon Yates comment after Giro d'Italia stage four crash

The Basque rider make comments about Yates that were reported in the media on Tuesday night

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The Giro d'Italia's fourth stage ran under rain but the tempers were hot when it finished in Frascati, so much so that Mikel Landa's flash comment on Simon Yates made headlines.

Spanish site AS reported that Movistar's Basque captain cursed Yates and called him "an idiot" for "going crazy" into a roundabout and then crashing. Landa apologised hours later via his Twitter account.

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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.