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Mikel Landa: ‘I improved riding next to Chris Froome at Team Sky’

This article is originally from Cycling Week

Spaniard Mikel Landa says that his experience riding with Chris Froome on Team Sky has helped him improve and given him confidence, which he will take to Movistar in 2018

Mikel Landa, Chris Froome, and Fabio Aru pm stage 12 of the Tour de France Credit: Yuzuru Sunada

Mikel Landa says that his two years riding with Chris Froome and Team Sky have made him “stronger and more confident”, as he leaves the British squad for Movistar in 2018.

Landa recently helped Froome win the 2017 Tour de France after he himself won a stage in the Giro d’Italia. After the 2016 and 2017 seasons, Movistar have signed him to lead their Grand Tour team next season.

“I feel stronger and I have more confidence in myself,” Landa told Cycling Weekly. “I’m a stronger rider than two years ago.”

Landa is currently in South China for the start of the Tour of Guangxi, his last race in team Sky’s black and blue colours. He joined Sky in 2016 after he previously rode for Astana, for whom he placed third overall and won two stages in the 2015 Giro d’Italia.

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“I learnt a lot because Team Sky is one of the best teams in three-week races and they have one of the best riders at this moment with Chris Froome,” he added. “It’s been a very nice experience, but now

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