29/06/05

The Strategist

Manuel Saiz Balbás

Technical Director of the Liberty Seguros Würth team
Date of birth: 16 Oct.1959

Career: Milestones

1990 – 2003: Technical Director of ONCE team
Since 2004: Technical Director of the Liberty Seguros Würth team

Successes as Technical Director/Trainer:

  • Several times best team at Tour de France (1992, 2000), Vuelta (1995), Giro (1990)
  • Trainer of several Vuelta winners (e.g. Roberto Heras, Alex Zülle)
  • Trainer of several world champions (e.g. Melchor Mauri, 1994)
  • ONCE won the UCI World Cup Ranking under his leadership in 1995