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Landa and Carapaz headline Movistar in Giro d’Italia

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Mikel Landa tirreno adriatico 2018

Mikel Landa, Richard Carapaz and Andrey Amador are set to lead Movistar in the upcoming Giro d’Italia.

The Spanish team will mix some experienced riders with debutants to deliver a strong performance in the first grand tour of the season.

Landa, third in the Giro 2015, should have had Alejandro Valverde as a luxury helper, but the world champion pulled out from the race due to a bone edema in the sacrum that was produced after a training crash ahead of Liège -Bastogne-Liège.

Mikel Landa suffered from a broken collarbone this winter but now he’s completely recovered to face the grand tour. Carapaz will start in the race just after winning the Vuelta a Asturias for the second time in a row and aiming to improve from the fourth GC position he got in 2018 when he also won one stage.

Movistar team for Giro d’Italia: Andrey Amador, Richard Carapaz, Héctor Carretero, Mikel Landa, Lluís Mas, Antonio Pedrero, José Joaquín Rojas and Jasha Sütterlin.