April 30, 2011, President Bambol Tolentino meets VP Jun Paholio while attending the Annual Convention of Masons in Davao. On the side trip, Dep. Sec. Gen. Atty. Sumagui visited Davao and had a chance to ride with Vice Pres. Jun Paholio together with Col. Tibayan on a trip to Samal Highland on the occation of hosting by the “On Any Sunday Riders” a lunch for the concluded National Bike Convention in Davao City.

LBC LAUNCHES CYCLING TOUR

Posted: April 25, 2011 by Trowel in announcements, news items, races
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The country’s leading remittance and courier company unveils the grandest stage for cycling pros and enthusiasts in the Philippines.

LBC Ronda Pilipinas is set to take participants through challenging but scenic courses that showcase the various terrain in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. “Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in the Philippines and we want to give our athletes a venue to train and develop in the sport in preparation for international competitions,” says LBC SVP-Marketing Javier Mantecon. “Moreover, this is the perfect opportunity for us to promote LBC’s GO GREEN Advocacy in order to raise awareness of and action towards environmental preservation.”

LBC launched two major environmental campaigns last year: the switch to biodegradable pouches, and Linis Dagat, a livelihood project that aids 15 families in Lian, Batangas who clear the shoreline of plastic waste, which is then sent to an LBC facility where it is cleaned, melted down, and converted into shelving units and sold to LBC offices nationwide. Proceeds from the sales go to the families as regular salaries.

GO GREEN has since become an integral part of all of LBC’s initiatives, with Ronda Pilipinas being the latest addition to its projects.

Scheduled for late September to October 2011, LBC Ronda Pilipinas will consist of a 20-day route of 12 stages, at about 140 kilometers per stage for an estimated total distance of 1650 kilometers.

Twelve teams (six cyclists per team) made up of professional men’s teams or elite clubs will be invited by the Ronda Pilipinas committee, based on qualifying rounds held in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao pegged for May.

Meanwhile, an executive race will be open to non-professional males for two to three stages of the race. It will be open to executive clubs with six cyclists per team.

At stake? A total of more than P7 million in prizes, including the top individual prize of P1 million and top team prize of another P1 million.

LBC Ronda Pilipinas is organized by LBC and Multi Event Enterprise, in collaboration with PhilCycling.

“We’re excited to already have so much support from both our local and international partners,” Mantecon says. “We want LBC Ronda Pilipinas to be monumental. If there’s one event that cyclists should look forward to in the country, this should be it.”

The executive race is open to all professional and elite level cyclists based in the Philippines who are at least 19 years of age. Registration is from April 1 to 29, 2011 at Ronda Pilipinas Secretariat (LBC Express Solutions, Inc. 2308 Natividad Bldg., Don Chino Roces Extension, Makati City). For details, visit http://www.rondapilipinas.com or call (02) 8405551.

Le Tour unfolds

Posted: April 18, 2011 by Trowel in announcements, races, records
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CONGRATULATIONS !!! 
ERICSON OBOSA 7 ELEVEN RTS RACING TEAM
BY ROADBIKE PHILIPPINES
2ND PLACE – 1ST STAGE – LE TOUR DE FILIPINAS 2011
GOOD WORK !!!
ROADBIKE PHILIPPINES CYCLING TEAM
GO GO GO TEAMS ……

75 cyclists ready for 2011 Le Tour de Filipinas

Posted: April 15, 2011 by Trowel in news items
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Seventy-five cyclists, half of them foreigners with wide international experience, will answer the starting gun on Saturday Stage 1 of the 2011 Le Tour de Filipinas.

But before the riders vie in the 89-km opening stage on Roxas and Macapagal Boulevards in the cities of Pasay and Manila, the cyclists, their coaches and their managers will be honored with a lavish opening ceremony.

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim and Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim have been invited to grace the ceremony at the Palacio de Manila on Roxas Boulevard.

Joining them are PhilCycling President and Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, former PhilCycling president and Air21 chairman Alberto Lina, and Le Tour organizing committee head Edgardo Cayton.

The 2011 Le Tour will again consist of 4 stages that will culminate with a ride to Burnham Park in Baguio City—the trademark route of the Philippine tour.

REGISTRATION OF ROAD RACES

Posted: April 12, 2011 by Trowel in Communications
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To National Federations

 

Dear President,

Like each year at this time, the Sport and Technical department is pleased to send you the file concerning the measures for the registration of Road races, in order to prepare the calendars for the 2011-2012 season.

All documents regarding the registration are available on the link hereafter: http://extranet.uci.ch/Federation/Pages/Pre-calendar-ROA.aspx

 

Please enter your username and password which has been provided to Atty. Avelino Sumagui, the Deputy Secretary General

Should you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact the UCI Sport and Technical department.

 

LE TOUR DE FILIPINAS… UNFOLDING

Posted: April 12, 2011 by Trowel in races
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LE TOUR DE FILIPINAS INTERNATIONAL
WILL TAKE OFF ON APRIL 16, 2011 7:30 AM
STAGE 1  CRITERIUM    MACAPAGAL BLVD,  ROXAS BLVD.
STAGE 2  BALANGA BATAAN TO IBA ZAMBALES
STAGE 3  IBA TO LINGAYEN PANGASINAN
STAGE 4  LINGAYEN TO BAGUIO ( VIA KENNON ROAD )

RACE SCHEDULE

Posted: April 11, 2011 by Trowel in announcements, events
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Here’s the link for some races happening in the Philippines and some parts of the world.

http://philcycling.wordpress.com/race-schedule/

CONGRATULATIONS !7 ELEVEN RTS RACING TEAM

Posted: April 11, 2011 by Trowel in announcements, races
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The Princess Maha Chakri Siridhorn’s Cup
“Tour of Thailand 2011” 1st – 6th April 2011
Pattaya, Thailand, after covering the distance of more than 700kms of the six stages of the tour of Thailand 2011, the 7 Eleven-RTS Racing by RoadBike Philippines finish 3rd in the team general Classification (56:17:50) behind winner City of Perth Australia (56:14:00) and 2nd placer HCK Denmark (56:14:25) ahead of bigtime teams from Iran, Kazasktan, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and 9 other countries from the ASEAN Region.
7 Eleven-RTS Racing by RoadBike Philippines was also crowed the Best Asean Team (56:17:50) ahead of 2nd placer Thailand national Team (56:23:36), 3rd placer Custom Cycling Indonesia (56:56:57)
In the individual general classification Lloyd Lucien Reynante finished 12th (18:45:59), Ericson Obosa 13th (18:46:02), Irish Valenzuela 34th(18:53:32), Tots Oledan 42nd (18:53:54) and Mark Galedo 58th (19:02:13) behind eventual winner Tobias Erler of Germany, Tabriz Petrochemical Pro Cycling Team of Iran (18:44:05)
Lloyd Lucien Reynante and Ericson Obosa finished 2nd and 3rd respectively behind the Best ASEAN rider competetion winner Boonratanathanakorn Thurakit of Thailand National team (18:45:47) missing it by just 12 and 15 seconds.
Nevertheless this is by par the best result ever achieved by the team in this year campaing after just competing in two UCI 2.2 sanction races the 1st one that of the Jelajah Malaysia last march with four podium finishes in the final GC(3rd in the Team GC, 1st in the Best ASEAN Team GC, 2nd ands 3rd in the Individual Best Asean Rider GC), The Letour de Filipinas this coming April 16 to 19, 2011 in the Philippines will be the next stop for this team and with the way the team goes it looks like they have a very good chance of performing beyond expectation.

funds for SEAG athletes

Posted: April 5, 2011 by Trowel in news items
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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will do its share to augment the Philippine Sports Commission’s meager funds for the preparation and campaign of Team Phl in the 26th Southeast Asian Games through its own “godfather” program.

According to POC chairman Monico Puentevella, the Olympic body will approach the country’s business tycoons and largest corporations to possibly tap them as “godfathers” for the different national sports associations (NSAs).

“We plan to approach the Ayala de Zobels, John and Lance Gokongwei, Andrew Tan, Lucio Tan, Ramon Ang, the Gotianuns, Yuchengcos, Gabby Lopez, Oscar, Piki, and Manolo Lopez, Lhuilliers, and others who have been silent and unsung heroes of sports for many years,” Puentevella said.

Additionally, the POC will also try to sell the athletes to multi-national companies such as Samsung, Nokia, Hyundai, and Daewoo. “This would form part of their social responsibility portfolio,” he said.

The POC’s godfather project will be patterned after the successful scheme of the 1980s during which taipans footed the bill for various sports – Danding Cojuangco for basketball, Roberto S. Benedicto for swimming, Lucio Tan for weightlifting, Panfilo Domingo for lawn tennis, and Dominador Pangilinan for baseball.

The footsteps of the late Pangilinan is being followed by his son Manuel, whose companies PLDT, Smart, and Meralco, are taking care of boxing, taekwondo, tennis, badminton, basketball, football, and wrestling, among others.

“Just like MVP, I believe there is no reason why the others would not gladly contribute to the cause,” Puentevella said.

Both the POC and the PSC are scrambling for extra funds for Team Phl as no extra money from the national government is forthcoming. President Aquino himself told sports leaders in a recent meeting. The PSC has allocated P30 million for the SEAG campaign but with the delegation expected to balloon to 700 or 800, it faces a shortfall of P60 million.

 

7-11 on Tour of Thailand

Posted: April 4, 2011 by Trowel in races
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7 Eleven Racing Team
by ROADBIKE PHILIPPINES
to Compete in TOUR OF THAILAND 2011
April 1-6, 2011