By Antonio J. Salmerón
Saunier Duval-Prodir director Joxean Fernandez Matxin has outlined the events he expects Iban Mayo to contest in 2007, which include the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France. "Giberto Simoni, Koldo Gil and Iban Mayo will be take part in the Vuelta a Murcia," Matxin told Cyclingnews. Speaking from a hotel in Murcia where the team are currently training, Matxin said: "We want him to begin next season with a good physical form, so that he will participate in the Vuelta a Andalucia, Vuelta a Murcia and Paris-Nice."
While Matxin sees those events as important for Mayo, he added: "I want that his best form to be reached in the Vuelta al País Vasco and in the classics of April."
Mayo will aim to contest the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, in which he will be accompanied by Gilberto Simoni, Koldo Gil, David Millar and Gómez Marchante.