Mikel Landa: I expected to lose more time on Giro d'Italia first stage

Mikel Landa says he thought he would finish more than 21 seconds down on Giro d'Italia rival Vincenzo Nibali in the first stage of the Grand Tour race

Mikel Landa on stage one of the 2016 Giro d'Italia (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Team Sky's Giro d'Italia started as planned, if not better, in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn. Their classification leader Mikel Landa says that he thought that he would lose more time to start rival Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in the opening 9.8-kilometre time trial.

Landa placed 67th at 11-43 minutes, 40 seconds behind stage winner and new leader Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin). To Nibali, who rode 11-22, he lost 21 seconds.

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