Mikel Landa: 'I have to learn the cobbles for the Tour de France'

The Spaniard gets his first taste of cobbled racing at E3 Harelbeke

Mikel Landa of Movistar (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Spaniard Mikel Landa (Movistar) is racing the cobbles of Northern Europe for the first time to prepare for the Tour de France's Paris-Roubaix stage this July.

The ninth stage, including 15 sectors and 21.7 kilometres of cobbles, could become just as decisive, if not more, as the summit finishes for the mountain men like Landa. To prepare, he is racing the E3 Harelbeke, only his second time to even race in Belgium after the 2013 Flèche Wallonne.

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