Angel Suarez


Athlete Profile

Name: Angel Suarez

Nick Name: Pata Negra
Team: The YT Mob
Team: YT TUES XL, YT Capra, YT Jeffsy
Twitter: @AngelSuarezDH

Date of Birth: December 8, 1995

Height (cm): 186cm
Weight (kg): 77kg 
Residence: Vigo, Spain

Website:
https://instagram.com/angelsuarezdh/

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Questionnaire

Why do you ride: It takes you to amazing places, and I love the sensation of going fast and getting my lines perfect What/who started you racing: A friend gave me a bike to try when I was 16, and I just loved it from the beginning.

Weakness: Getting injuries 
Marital status: Girlfriend 
Most important people in your life and career: My family and my manager
Racing since: 2013
Professional since: 2016
Best part of racing: Getting recognised for achieving my goals   
Hardest part: Injuries always
Worst moment in career: Season 2016 when I had some dislocations in both of my both shoulders and two surgeries at the end of the season, followed by the toughest recovery I’ve ever experienced.
Best moment in career: Finishing 16th at Lenzerheide World Cup 2015.
General career goals: I would like to win a World Cup race one day and be a considtent Top 10 rider.
Favourite food: Potatoes with eggs
Favourite reading: Where Is the Limit? By Josef Ajram
Favourite music:  Techno, but a bit of everything
Best idea of having good time: Riding with my friends and travelling with The YT Mob
Favourite place to travel to: Bike Park Ponte De Lima in Portugal
Most respected mountain bike riders: Greg Minnaar, Aaron Gwin
Other most respected athletes: Rafa Nadal, Javier Gomez Noya

Favourite Downhill Track: Mont-Sainte-Anne, it’s high speed and technical
Advice to beginners: Training hard but enjoy more
Other sports: Moto Cross
Other interests: Going out with my friends
If I was not a professional mountain biker….. Working with my father in the Moto Shop www.sportpasion.com

Objectives for 2017: 
Try to be a consistent top 20 rider at the World Cups
Defend Spanish National Title
Continue learning

Career Highlights

Year 2016 Highlights:
23rd World Cup Leogang (AUT)
Spanish National Champion
36th World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN)
37th World Cup Fort William (SCO)


Year 2015 Highlights:

16th World Cup Lenzerheide (SUI)

28th World Cup Val Di Sole (ITA)
39th World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN)
48th World Cup Leogang (AUT)

2nd Place Copa de Espana, Vigo


Year 2014 Highlights:

18th European Cup Pila (ITA)

48th Qualifying Meribel World Cup

10th Enduro del Vigo, Bike Contest

Race Results

Year 2017

  • Portugal DH Cup #3 - 12th
  • Portugal DH Cup #2 - 16th

Year 2016

  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 65th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Vallnord (AND) - 145th
  • World Cup DH #6 - Mont-Sainte-Anne - 36th
  • Spanish National DH Championships - 1st
  • World Cup DH #4 - Leogang (AUT) - 23rd
  • World Cup 4X #3 - Fort William (SCO) - 37th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Cairns (AUS) - 83rd
  • World Cup DH #1 - Lourdes (FRA) - 89th

Year 2015

  • Galician Cup Round 5 - Ferrol - 1st
  • World Cup DH #7 - Val Di Sole (ITA) - 28th
  • World Cup DH #5 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) - 39th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Lenzerheide (SUI) - 16th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Leogang (AUT) - 48th