Mikel Landa and Michal Kwiatkowski to lead Team Sky at Clasica San Sebastian

Team Sky announce Mikel Landa and Michal Kwiatkowski will race the Clasica San Sebastian, with plenty of domestique talent to challenge for the win

Mikel Landa and Michal Kwiatkowski (Photos: Sunada)

Team Sky have announced a strong team to challenge for the Clasica San Sebastian on Saturday, with a team led by Mikel Landa and Michal Kwiatkowski.

Landa comes to the one day race in his native Basque Country off the back of helping Chris Froome win the Tour de France, while Kwiatkowski recently raced at the Tour of Poland.

The pair are joined by Michal Golas and Peter Kennaugh, who relinquished his place at the Olympic Games because of a lack of form and fitness after breaking his collarbone in a crash at the Tour of California in May.

Spaniards David Lopez, Mikel Nieve, Xabier Zandio are also present, as is Irish champion Nicolas Roche.

Sky have never had a rider reach the podium in the hilly post-Tour Classic. Brit Adam Yates goes into the race as defending champion, with several riders, including Movistar's Alejandro Valverde, using the race as a preparation for the Olympics road race the following Saturday.

Team Sky squad for Clasica San Sebastian

Mikel Landa, Michal Kwiatkowski, Peter Kennaugh, Michal Golas, David Lopez, Mikel Nieve, Xabier Zandio, Nicolas Roche.

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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.