Mikel Landa abandons the Giro d'Italia with illness on stage 10

Team Sky leader Mikel Landa was dropped early on stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia and later abandoned the race through illness

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Team Sky leader Mikel Landa has abandoned the Giro d'Italia midway through stage 10 with illness, according to the British team.

Landa was pictured early in the stage by former pro Marco Pinotti riding off the back of the peloton with three Sky teammates supporting him. After 70km Landa was over six minutes behind the pink jersey group.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.