Sandra Gómez: “It is a great pleasure to be compared with Laia Sanz, but I aspire to be Sandra Gómez”

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Sandra Gómez: “It is a great pleasure to be compared with Laia Sanz, but I aspire to be Sandra Gómez”

Sandra Gómez Cantero (Madrid, 1993) has become one of the big names on the Trial. The Spanish rider is often compared with Laia Sanz, the mirror in which many women drivers look today because of her success and perseverance. In the Andorran GP of Trial we are witnessing to her quality. She won the event on Saturday and Sunday remained on the podium. Definitely, one of the biggest talents in the paddock.

 

What do you think of the Andorran Grand Prix?
It was a difficult race, Andorra always is. The zones were very long and very steep and has been further complicated by the rain. It was all very wet, personally it has been a bit of a disaster. I believe that I have not ridden very well because I’m still adapting to the Gas Gas. It is about of coming to races and take hours on the bike to be full-prepared within a month and a week at the World Championship in England.
How much influence weather conditions in tests like this of this weekend?

It influences everything. If it was dry it would be a very affordable race, and we started on Saturday with a five and five in the six first areas. Therefore, with rain everything turns out complicated.

You said that you’re still adjusting to Gas Gas. How do you see the bike?

The bike is great and the team, incredible. I feel like in a family. The truth is that I love the bike, but it has been just a month since I’m here and I think I’m going through a fundamental process: training, taking hours by running all the races I can… I want to be well prepared for the World Championship.

How do you see that World Championship?

I have good vibes and a great desire. Last year I broke my foot and I could not finish. I’m really motivated and comfortable with the team. I want to win.

What do you feel when you are compared with Laia Sanz?

There is only one Laia Sanz. Of course, it is a great pleasure to be compared to her, but I aspire to be Sandra, I have my own goals, although some are similar, especially the Trial World Championship. It is a luxury to be compared with the queen, but there is only one.

Among those goals you mention, do you have the one of participating in different categories like she did?

Yes, of course. In fact this year I had thought on participating in any race in juniorm but I don’t have the level for it yet. Maybe the next year I could, I would like running with men, as she did, and in the Championship of Spain also compiting in TR3 and TR2 with men.

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