Saunier Duval likely option
Iban Mayo has officially broken off negotiations with Euskaltel-Euskadi, and could well sign with Saunier Duval-Prodir. The Basque rider told ETB television on Monday that he was not able to reach a satisfactory agreement with Euskaltel. The team confirmed this on its website, stating, "The reason given by the rider not to continue with the team was his disagreement with the internal code of conduct, a document that all Euskaltel-Euskadi riders must sign."
As for his next team, Mayo told ETB, "Saunier Duval has made me a great financial offer. I am thankful and will be talking to them now. It is the team that is interested in me the most, and in addition, my friend Sabino Angoitia is there. That is very important for me. We will see what happens in the following days, but it is the team closest to me."
Joxean 'Matxin' Fernandez, Saunier Duval sports director, was aware of Mayo's declarations, and told El Faro de Murcia. "We think that he is a very charismatic and usable rider. In Saunier Duval, he can find the necessary motivation. But, we have not still negotiated with him."
Courtesy of Antonio J. Salmerón