Deignan in Sky team for Giro

Deignan in Sky team for Giro

Letterkenny's Philip Deignan will ride as support for Team Sky's Spanish team leader Mikel Landa in this year's Giro d'Italia, which begins in Apeldoorn, Holland with a 9.8-kilometres time-trial on Friday.

Team Sky have eight Britons on their 29-rider roster, but none are in the squad for the Giro, which finishes in Turin on May 29.

Deignan is tackling his first big tour since the Vuelta in 2014.

Landa is one of the favourites for the pink jersey.