Melaka MTB

Posted: November 6, 2009 by Trowel in races
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Philippine team leaves for Malaysia on Wednesday to compete in the 15th Asian Mountainbike Championship from Nov. 5-8 in the state of Melaka. The four cyclists will be led by top female rider Marites Bitbit, Nino Surban, Joey Barbar and John Rene Mier. Joining the four-person squad is PhilCycling president and Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino ,chairman Boying Rodriguez and Dep. Secretary General Atty. Avelino Sumagui.
Bitbit won the gold medal in the women’s road race and the bronze in the mountainbike cross-country event in the 24th SEA Games in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Surban won gold in the Southeast Asian mountainbike championships in Brunei early this year and pocketed a bronze in the men’s cross-country event in the 2007 SEAG. Barba also was a gold medal winner in the last SEA Games in the men’s downhill while this will be the second international event for Mier, who just saw action in the last Asian Junior Cycling Championships held in Indonesia last August.

Comments
  1. Coilover says:

    The Chinese gold olympians wrecked a lot of damage on all contingents.

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