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Anna Sanchis Chafer (Spain)
Spanish TT champion moves from Bizkaia
Spanish time trial champion Anna Sanchis has signed a contract with women’s professional team Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling for 2014.
In a statement released by the team, the 26-year-old said, "I'm so happy to be riding for Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling next season. 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."
Sanchis has spent the last four seasons at the Bizkaia - Durango team in Spain. She was national junior time trial champion in 2005 but broke through in 2012 to win both the elite road and time trial championships. She retained her time trial crown this year. Along with a strong pedigree against the clock, Sanchis has finished seventh in the Giro Donne.
"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.
"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."