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Gilberto Simoni has confirmed his participation in the mountain bike World Cup on Spanish island Gran Canaria in Maspalomas on March 17. The two-time winner of the Giro d'Italia moreover contemplates a complete switch to the discipline of mountain biking after the Italian Grand Tour.
The Saunier Duval rider and current marathon mountain bike Italian Champion wants to participate in all the events of the World Cup this season. "The mountain bike motivates me a lot, and taking part in the Marathon World Cup is a challenge," Simoni said. In fact, it seems probable that the 35 year-old Italian will be trading his slicks for knobbies for good after the 2007 Giro.
At the moment, Simoni is training hard in a bid to renew his victories at this year's Giro de Italia - the hard 90km marathon event in Maspalomas will be another milestone in his preparation for the month of May and also another step in the transition from road to mountain biking.