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Saunier Duval happy with Vuelta route

After the official presentation of the 2006 Vuelta España, Saunier Duval-Prodir's sports director Joxean Fernández Matxin said that he was very happy with the course. "I like this race's parcours very much, especially when I think of Koldo Gil and José Ángel Gómez Marchante," he said. "With a short time trial, there is every indication that the winner will be a climber.

"It's also a big opportunity for Mancebo and Sastre," said Matxin, pointing to two of the biggest favourites for the Vuelta. "In the case of foreign riders, predictions are much more difficult. Millar? I don't think this route is completely optimal for him. My bets are on Koldo and Marchante!"

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