Laia Sanz i Pla Giribert
13-time Women's Trial World Champion, 5-time Women's Enduro World Championship winner and has achieved a Top 10 finish in the Paris Dakar.
In addition, she is seven-time champion of the Rally Dakar, in the female motorcycle class, in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, in which she achieved the ninth place overall, the best finish ever for a female rider, 2016 and 2017.
Among the numerous prizes she has received, including awards from national and international magazines and newspapers, it is worth highlighting the Reina Sofia Premio Nacional del Deporte [National Sport Award] as the best female sports person of 2007.
In 2013 she received the Gold Medal from the Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo (Royal Order of Sports Merit), the highest sporting distinction available in Spain.
In 2016 Laia Sanz published her book Quien tiene la voluntad tiene la fuerza [With will, there is strength], a highly-recommended read for all those who love competition. Readers will be able to relate to and recognise the immense effort and huge sacrifices required every day to achieve success.