Landa to ride first race for Sky in Coppi e Bartali

Mikel Landa should finally make his debut in Team Sky colours at the Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali. Landa will join Sebastian Henao, Gianni Moscon and last year’s runner-up Ben Swift in the line-up, according to the race organiser.

Landa has had several false starts so far this year, initially skipping the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana to focus on time trial training. He was then due to ride the Ruta del Sol, but was forced to miss it due to illness. Landa was also down to ride Tirreno-Adriatico this week but was later ruled out, thus making Coppi e Bartali his first race of the year.

The Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali is due to take place between March 24 and 27. Following that, Landa has the Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Giro del Trentino and Liege-Bastogne-Liege on his calendar before the Giro d’Italia.