Sky still to decide Giro d'Italia GC plans, says Brailsford

Illness has caused the British team to look again at plans for the first Grand Tour of the season

Team Sky top man Sir Dave Brailsford looked relaxed at the Challenge Mallorca during the weekend's racing. What's really going on in this photo? We're not quite sure.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Team Sky's year to dominate the Giro d'Italia for the first time after doing so in the Tour de France may come this year, May 6 to 29, but team boss Sir Dave Brailsford says that he needs to wait to see how new star Mikel Landa recovers from a winter's cold.

The Spaniard, third in the 2015 Giro behind winner Alberto Contador, fell sick and delayed his season start twice. He is now due to begin racing in Italy's Coppi & Bartali stage race on March 24.

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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.