After the announcement of Saunier Duval-Prodir keeping their ProTour license through 2010, the team is interested in retaining their star rider. According to Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Gilberto Simoni and Saunier Duval-Prodir are close to reaching an agreement that would prolong their contract from the end of 2007 to 2008. The 35 year-old rider from Palù di Giovo (Trento), winner of the 2001 and 2003 Giro d'Italia, is in discussion with the team's general manager, Swiss Mauro Gianetti.
Since leaving Lampre-Caffita at the end of 2005, Il Trentino has found new life in the yellow colours of the Spanish-Swiss team. For 2007 his goal will again be to win the Giro d'Italia, where he finished third in 2006.