Landa Tests His Legs With Daring Tour De Suisse Attack

Mikel Landa Meana (Movistar) and Hugh Carthy (EF Education First - Drapac) on the move suring stage

Mikel Landa ( Movistar ) showed his mettle with a stinging attack on the final climb to Leukerbad during stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse on Wednesday. While the effort was ultimately unsuccessful, the Spaniard said it showed that his race fitness was coming back after two months away from competition. "I'm really happy because this shows I'm on track to do well in July," Landa said. "I had spent many weeks without racing, and being able to compete for a win on day five after coming back is a good sign." The Movistar man opted to hit out on the long category 1 ascent to Leukerbad with 6.8km to go, and quickly opened up a gap, putting pressure on race leader Stefan Kung (BMC Racing) - who was quickly dropped, leaving teammate Richie Porte to pursue the yellow jersey. "It was a somewhat crazy stage. The pace was ...

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