Mikel Landa climbs into overall lead in Tour of the Basque Country

Sky new recruit Mikel Landa wins stage two of the Tour of the Basque Country to take the general classification lead after a successful escape

Mikel Landa wins stage two of the 2016 Tour of The Basque Country

(Image credit: Watson)

Mikel Landa took his first victory for Team Sky on Tuesday, claiming stage two of the Tour of the Basque Country in Spain.

The Spaniard had broken free from the lead group with Dutchman Wilco Kelderman (LottoNL-Jumbo). They worked together to grind out a steady pace up the steep final climb to the line, opening up a significant gap over the chase group.

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