Landa takes first victory in over a year with stage win at Coppi e Bartali

Mikel Landa (Movistar) pleased with the result

Movistar 's Mikel Landa took his first victory since winning a stage at Tirreno-Adriatico last March when he won stage 2 of the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali in Italy on Thursday. The Spanish rider has had a torrid time since last August when, having taken a very respectable seventh place overall at the Tour de France the month before, he crashed at the Clasica San Sebastian , fracturing a vertebra and a rib. Although Landa was able to return to racing at the Giro della Toscana in mid-September, he wasn't able to finish the race, and didn't finish any of the further five races he rode in September and October, but then spent the winter trying to get back to his previous form. However, a crash at his first race of the 2019 season in late January – the Trofeo Ses Salines-Campos-Porreres-Felanitx, part of the Challenge Mallorca – resulted ...

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