Haimar made some things about his pre-season "failures" clear. He said that he got Influenza after the Vuelta al Mallorca where he did pretty good. Then he went to the Comunitat Valenciana but he didn't have much training because he had to take antibiotics because of a crash. He also rode Paris-Nice but he wasn't happy with his form there at all.
To prepare himself for the Tour de France he will ride the Tour de Romandie and the Dauphine Liberé. After the Tour he might ride the Vuelta if he's still in good shape.