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On the eve of the opening of the 2014 FIM Women’s Trial World Championship, thirteen times FIM Women’s Trial World Champion Laia Sanz has chosen the moment to announce that she has retired from her favoured discipline in order to concentrate fully on Enduro and Rally.
"I do not know if it's a goodbye or so long, but it is true that this year I will pause and we'll see," said Laia having not fully decided to completely leave the sport in which she has excelled. "It was a very difficult decision to make, but with the fixture list, it was impossible to continue to ride Enduro and Trial. I think opting for Enduro is the right decision me at this moment.”
Twenty-eight year old Sanz continued. "The problem is that I do not have much time to train and Trial is a motor sport that requires more hours on a bike. It is very technical and difficult, and to be good you have to train many hours, something that is not possible now. Moreover, Enduro is more similar to Dakar and it is easier to align the two. Trial is very different and calls for very different physical preparation.”