Fernand Sanz

Fernando "Fernand" Sanz y Martínez de Arizala (28 February 1881, Madrid – 8 January 1925, Pau) was a Spanish-born, naturalized French citizen, younger of two illegitimate sons of Alfonso XII, King of Spain, and his mistress, Elena Sanz y Martínez de Arizala.[1][2]

Fernand Sanz
Fernand Sanz, deuxième du Grand Prix de Paris amateurs en 1902.jpg
Sanz at the amateur Grand Prix of Paris in 1902
Personal information
Full nameFernando Sanz y Martínez de Arizala
Born28 February 1881 (1881-02-28)
Madrid, Spain
Died8 January 1925 (1925-01-09) (aged 43)
Pau, France
Medal record

He was also a racing cyclist who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century; he participated in cycling at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris for France, and there won the silver medal in the men's sprint.[1] Georges Taillandier won gold.


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Fernand Sanz". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  2. ^ "Fernand Sanz". Olympedia. Retrieved 25 December 2020.

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