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Bad luck for Mikel Landa: the leader of Movistar needs to go under the knife after broken collarbone in the first European contest

The Spaniard Mikel Landa has Thursday in the Trofeo Ses Salines, the first race of the Challenge Mallorca (1.1), are rechtersleutelbeen broken. That confirms his team Movistar.

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Landa had after a crash, the fight came to a halt. He was by ambulance and transferred to a medical centre in Palma. There showed a scan of the fracture.

Tomorrow/Friday will Landa home in Alava back. Within 48 hours he will be operated on.

The 29-year-old Landa is beginning his second season at Movistar. Before that, he wore the jersey of Euskaltel (2011-2013), Astana (2014-2015) and Sky (2016-2017).

His big breakthrough came in the Tour of Italy 2015, in which he became third (after Contador and Aru), and won two stages. The same year he won a stage in the Vuelta. In 2017 grabbed Landa is again a stage win and the mountains jersey in the Giro. Then he fell as the fourth just off the podium in the Tour. Last year was the Spaniard’s seventh in La Grande Boucle.

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