Mikel Landa (Team Bahrain McLaren) will not compete at this year’s Paris-Nice due to an injury he sustained last month.
On the 1st of February, Landa suffered a cracked rib during an incident with a car while training. Officials from the medical team have determined the injury, although minor, will take some time to heal. Mikel, along with the team’s medical staff have therefore concluded a regular training plan is more beneficial to his season’s aims than riding Paris-Nice.
Team Bahrain McLaren’s head doctor, Dr Carlo Guardascione said, “The persistence of stress pain caused by last month’s road accident requires Mikel to have a less physically demanding schedule over the next two weeks”.
Mikel Landa said, “I am disappointed to be missing this famous Race, and was looking forward to competing with my Team Bahrain McLaren teammates in front of France’s passionate fans. The best thing for me now is to train and get back in full shape as soon as possible, and I look forward to competing again soon – fully fit.”