Angel Suarez - The YT Mob

Angel Suarez

Vigo, Spain

Objectives for 2019

  • Try to be a consistent top 10 rider at the World Cups
  • Get my first World Cup Podium
  • Find the next Young Talents!

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Name: Angel Suarez
Nick Name: Pata Negra
Date of Birth: December 8, 1995
Height (cm): 186
Weight (kg): 77
Residence: Vigo, Spain

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 9th at Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup 2018.

General career goals:
I would like to win a World Cup race one day and be a consistent 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)

  • 9th World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN)
  • 13th World Cup Vallnord (AND)
  • 14th World Cup La Bresse (FRA)
  • Four Top 6 splits at World Champs Final

2016 Highlights

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

2015 Highlights

  • 16th World Cup Lenzerheide (SUI)
  • 28th World Cup Val Di Sole (ITA)
  • 48th World Cup Leogang (AUT)

2014 Highlights

  • 18th European Cup Pila (ITA)
  • 48th Qualifying Meribel World Cup
  • 10th Enduro del Vigo, Bike Contest