‘We have to attack’: Expect aggressive riding from Mikel Landa at the Tour de France after stage six failed attempt

The Basque rider is also wary of Geraint Thomas after his strong climbing performance

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mikel Landa will be looking for attacking opportunities to make up time in the 2019 Tour de France.

The joint Movistar leader launched a trademark move early on the final climb of stage six, La Planche des Belles Filles, but his effort was in vain as he was swept up without gaining time.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.