- NATIONALITY: SPANISH (PAMPLONA)
- DOB: 11/09/1989
- RESIDENCE: DERBY
- SPECIALITY: SPRINTER
- HEIGHT: 1.71 METRES
- WEIGHT: 64 KG
SPANISH SPRINTER AND FORMER MOVISTAR RIDER, ENRIQUE SANZ HAS HAD PODIUMS IN RACES SUCH AS CASTILLA Y LEON, BAYERN-RUNDFART AS WELL AS FOURTH BEHIND KITTEL AND CAVENDISH IN LIVERPOOL DURING THE TOUR OF BRITAIN. HE'S FAST AND VERY MOTIVATED TO BE RACING IN BRITAIN!
A new signing for 2017 was the signing of Spanish sprinter and former Movistar rider Enrique Sanz.
Stop Press: Enrique was second in his first ever National Series British event, the Klondike Grand Prix on April 2nd.
Sanz, with podiums in races such as Castilla y Leon, Circuito de Getxo, Tour Limousin, Bayern-Rundfart and Tour Poitou-Charentes as well as fourth behind Kittel and Cavendish in Liverpool during the Tour of Britain, is fast and very motivated to be racing in Britain.
With over 50 top ten places in pro races, Sanz is a rider who is capable of helping the team continue its success as well as enhance its palmeres from past years. Enrique Sanz started racing at 16 and as a junior, had fourteen victories including the Spanish Championship, and then followed that up with nine wins as an under 23.
From Pamplona in Spain, Enrique Sanz, as well as riding the track, has also learned a lot riding for a team such as Movistar from being a domestique to leading the team across the line as a sprinter. After an illness plagued 2016, Enrique says he’s very motivated for 2017 and looking forward to getting stuck in to the racing and celebrating winning races again.
In a recent interview, it is perhaps quite telling when he talked about his experience in the country’s national Tour. “In the Tour of Britain, on the second or third stage, I was with fever and it rained a lot, it was a 220 km stage with constant ups and downs … I had a terrible time. But days later, I recovered and on the last stage I was 4th, disputing the sprint with Kittel and Cavendish. If I had not suffered and dug in that day, I would not have been able to fight for that sprint”.
In 2017, Sanz has already had top 10s in the pro races including 5th on stage 3 of the Tour of Valenciana and it’s no surprise that Team owner Cherie Pridham is delighted to have had the opportunity to bring Enrique to Britain and join the team which has other fast riders such as Sebastian Mora and Yoeri Havik.