Mikel Landa leads Spain's next generation with 'impressive' Giro ride

Spanish rider Mikel Landa, 25, has been the revelation of the 2015 Giro d'Italia with two stage wins and now lies in second place behind Alberto Contador

Mikel Landa attacks on stage fifteen of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Mikel Landa's ride in the 2015 Giro d'Italia has been second only to race leader Alberto Contador. Basque rider Landa may not have the pink leader's jersey to show for his efforts like Contador, but he does have two stage wins and is currently second place overall.

Twenty-five-year-old Landa’s career has been steadily evolving over the past few years. He has been coming on as slow as a night out in Spain: quiet town squares and half-full restaurants and then... bang. A fiesta that lasts until dawn.

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