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Laia Sanz Ready For First X Games
The Gas Gas and KH-7 rider Laia Sanz is ready for the most important extreme event in the world.
Laia Sanz is already in Brazil for the first edition of the Summer X Games. It will be tomorrow in Foz de Iguacu (Brazil), the first South American X Games location and considered as reference extreme games worldwide. U.S. television network ESPN, which in turn is the promoter and organizer of this spectacular sporting event, invited the Spanish enduro and trials champion to this challenge, which she accepted without thinking twice.
” It was a joy to think of me because for quite some time that this competition attracts me and I am very excited for a new experience like this. I could not do the Barcelona race because I was commited to the Enduro GP of Portugal, but I am free commitments for Brazil, so I did not think twice , “says the Gas Gas rider and KH-7. Laia Sanz compete tomorrow from 20h00 (1.00 am CET Spanish) with a Gas Gas 250 F in the women’s Enduro X. She will face Maria Forsberg, twice gold medal this competition, the Canadian Chantelle Bykerk, bronze in the final round held in the United States, and Puerto Rican motocross rider Tarah Geiger, among others.
Though she has 12 World Trials championships, a World Enduro Championship and 3 Dakar finishes, Laia Sanz displays caution: ” I have not many references on my rivals and I’m not sure how will the route, so I’m waiting. If it is a very technical test I will be fine, but if the track is fast and jumpy it will be difficult because most girls come from the motocross and are more accustomed to those features . ”
Laia Sanz, who is the only Spanish rider at X Games from Brazil and the only European motorcycle rider, and last month took part in the Super Enduro indoor of Tours (France), which was awarded and served to assess their level in Enduro X. ” On that occasion was rough so after returning from Dakar, but this time I have intensified my training and although I had a little elbow injury, I feel perfectly , “she says. now and just missing something more than 24 hours for the KH-7 pilot fights to add a new title to its huge achievements.