Landa's Tour de France chances: In it to win it

Mikel Landa (Movistar)

Movistar's Mikel Landa believes he can be competitive at this year's Tour de France , and is hopeful about making this year's podium, after just missing out last year. Ideally it would be the top step. The 28-year-old Spaniard missed out on third overall at last year's Tour – his first Tour – by a single second, and so that third step is certainly well within reach. "I didn't look at it as if it was important in the hours after the result," Landa said in a team press release on Wednesday. "I hadn't really looked at myself as a potential Tour podium contender during the race, and didn't feel disappointed about not getting that result. "But as time went by, I started thinking more about it, and I'd of course have loved to be there. It made me sad, but also made me realise that I had to continue ...

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