Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling is delighted to announce that Anna Sanchis will be joining the team in 2014. The 26-year-old from the Communidad Valenciana region of western Spain is the reigning Spanish time trial champion – a title that she won in 2012 when she was also road race champion – and has represented Spain several times at World and Olympic level.
“I’m so happy to be riding for Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling next season,” said Sanchis. “I’m really happy to be joining one of the best teams at world, which is so organised and professional. I look forward to riding with a group of really good riders, who will motivate me to work as hard as possible to help the team’s leaders to win a lot of races.
“After four years in Bizkaia, the team has given me everything they could possibly offer and whilst I’m very grateful that they have developed me to this level, I’m now ready for a change and to step up to the highest level,” she added. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone from my previous team, Bizkaia, and all the other wonderful people who have supported me until now.
“On behalf of all the past Bizkaia athletes, I’d like to thank Jon Elorriaga and Dennis Gonzalez who have stood by us during the good times and, especially through those bad times when they had to personally struggle to offer their athletes all they could. I will be forever grateful.”
Daughter of former professional José Salvador Sanchis, Anna began her career in 2007, finishing seventh in her debut at the Giro Donne the following year. She finished 16th in the eight-stage race in 2013, after performing well in the mountain stages.
Her all-round ability to climb and time trial will make her a valuable asset to the team in stage races and team time trials.
“My own objectives are the stages races like the Giro or the Route de France, I want to do the best that I can in these races.”
Sanchis will be Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling’s first Spanish rider, joining the multinational line up from Great Britain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Japan and Sweden.
“Wiggle is delighted to welcome Anna Sanchis into the Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling team line up for 2014,” said Adam Ryan, Wiggle’s Head of Brand Marketing. “Anna is obviously a very talented athlete that will strengthen our team with her climbing abilities and overall work rate.
“It is also a very special signing for Wiggle as Headline sponsor to be able to support a Spanish professional female cyclist,” Ryan added. “Wiggle has enjoyed serving its growing Spanish customer base for many years now and we look forward to keeping them up to date with Anna and the team’s performances throughout the season.”