Joan Verdú Sánchez raced to historic success in the 2021/22 season. With four victories in the European Cup Giant Slalom in Glungezer (twice), on the Reiteralm and in Oppdal, he won the overall ranking in this discipline and as a result became the first athlete from Andorra to secure a fixed starting place in all World Cup Giant Slalom events for the 2022/23 season. Joan Verdú Sánchez, born on May 23, 1995 in Andorra la Vella, also attracted attention at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. With his ninth place in the Giant Slalom he achieved the best result of any Andorran athlete at the Olympic Games. Joan Verdú Sánchez celebrated his World Cup debut in 2016 in Sölden. In the Giant Slalom in Kranjska Gora in March 2022, he finished 17th with bib number 33 and clocked the sixth-best time on the second run.