2007 Vuelta a Murcia cancelled

By Antonio J. Salmerón

Francisco Guzmán, organisation member of the Vuelta a Murcia, announced that the race will not take place in 2007 due to "difficulties to complete its budget." Problems also arose to reach a broadcasting agreement between the national television (TVE) and the Spanish organisers. Gúzman highlighted that, "we had been planning the Vuelta a Murcia since last September, and the route is ready, as well as all the details."

The 'Club Murciano Organizador de Carreras' presented the route that had been laid out for 2007, with five stages: San Pedro del Pinatar - Las Torres de Cotillas; Totana-Fortuna (with the Collado Bermejo climb); Port Lumbreras - San Pedro del Pinatar; Alhama de Murcia - Aledo; and Ceutí - Molina de Segura. According to the organiser, many squads were interested in participating, such as Discovery Channel (Ivan Basso), Saunier Duval (Gilberto Simoni), CSC (Carlos Sastre) and Caisse dEpargne-Illes Balears (Alejandro Valverde).

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