Mikel Landa looks set to be one of Chris Froome's key helpers at Tour de France

Mikel Landa looks like being one of the nine Sky riders who take to the Tour de France startline in Düsseldorf on July 1

Mikel Landa

Mikel Landa

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The Spanish media are reporting that Mikel Landa looks likely to be one of Chris Froome's key helpers at next month's Tour de France.

The rider impressed the Team Sky management in the final week of the Giro d'Italia when he transformed his ails from the opening two weeks to win the mountains jersey, take a stage win and three further podium finishes.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.