Mikel Landa says there was a 'problem of overlapping objectives' at Movistar

Landa says he's excited about being the outright leader in Grand Tours at Bahrain-Merida next year

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Basque rider Mikel Landa moves to Bahrain-Merida in 2020 and leaves behind Movistar where he said the "overlapping objectives" were a problem.

Landa rode with Astana, Sky and Movistar in recent years, placing third overall in the Giro d'Italia and fourth in the Tour de France. At Bahrain-Merida, he hopes to have space to spread his wings.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.