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23 Sep 2018

“I want to enjoy the race as it deserves”

Sandra Santanyes (Olympia Factory Cycling) repeats in GAES Catalunya Bike Race shifted by XTR with the aim of enjoying the route being aware that the level will be very high.


This is my last year as a professional cyclist and GAES Catalunya Bike Race shifted by XTR will be very special as it will be one of the last races "at home". Last year due to health matters I couldn’t enjoy that I would like. I want to enjoy it as it deserves.

You face the race…

La Cerdanya is Hermida zone and I consider he is a true Mountain Biker. That is a guarantee that we will like what prepares us. The intention is to go out and enjoy the race as much as possible, although the level will be very high.


The team goal is…

The goal is to be on the final podium. We have a strong and balanced team, and I think that if there are no problems we are able to fight for the overall. Being always aware of the high level of the race.


You repeat in this second edition because…

I love the stages races that have a unique venue, that makes it special and everything is more concentrated. The logistics are easier for the bikers as well as the staff of the teams and the organization.


Change in the route and the venue.

I fully trust the criteria of José Antonio Hermida and I think he enjoys making us "suffer" and enjoy at the same time. Finish in the Bike Park is a guarantee that you will finish with a huge smile and that is what you end up in memory to repeat the following year.


La Cerdanya is an ideal zone for mountain biking

The landscapes are spectacular and has a bit of everything, long, short climbs, strecthes, technical descents ... at the end the riders want to feel that you have done a bit of everything and above all finish with a smile.




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