Mikel Landa: 'Froome could pay for his Giro efforts at the Tour'

The Spaniard will ride in a three-way leadership of the Movistar team at the Tour de France in July

Mikel Landa at 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico. Photo by Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Froome is the top favourite as he heads to the Tour de France to try to win a fifth title, but his former Team Sky helper Mikel Landa says that the Giro d'Italia could weigh heavy in his legs.

Landa, who finished fourth at one second from third place in 2017, will lead the Movistar team with co-captains Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde. The race starts on July 7 in Vendée.

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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.