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2018 TIPS FOR MTB, BMX and Off Road Discipline

Posted: September 11, 2018 by Trowel in announcements, BMX, MTB

TIPS AND ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DOWNHILL, MTB, BMX, FLATLAND, FREESTYLE RIDERS, SKATEBOARDERS, LONG BOARDERS. In connection with the preparation for the Seagames 2019, you are advised that the possible venues for your event will be in TAGAYTAY CITY and the NEIGHBORING TOWNS. Should you intend to represent the Philippines for the Seagames, be ready to shred the trails around these areas and establish your convincing runs and laptimes. The UCI quality BMX track and skateboard park will be ready soon and there is a possibility that the Ternate Caybiang downhill might be used for downhill longboarding. For purposes of qualification, join the different races across the country and even abroad. Results in such races will be given credit by Philcycling into your inclusion for the Philippine Team. Whenever you race, be sure to get a copy of the race results and pictures of the event. This time, even your “pistahan” races will count, provided your certified race can be verified to have occurred. However, sanctioned Philcycling races will have more points. Race classifications will be given points depending on distance, terrain, elevation gains and its technical aspects. While you are enjoying your training, step it up and aim for some millions. Money doesn’t have to come from lotto, sometimes we have to pedal more. It’s time to be in the headlines.


Posted: September 11, 2018 by Trowel in announcements
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: To all those who are asking for our preparations for the Seagames, we are shaking the team right now for that and our main goal is a shot at the Tokyo Olympics of 2020 which we never had since 1992. The qualifying points will start this October and the campaign starts at that month. Since the Seagames 2019 will be held in November, the team and cyclists who have campaigned for the Olympic points (ending Oct 2019) will then be highly prepared for the Seagames. Our renewed campaign is being supported by Air 21, LBC, Standard Insurance, Go for Gold, MVP Foundation, 7-11, Cong. Abraham Tolentino and of course, PSC and POC.
As a result of that vision, the Board announces that the Federation has dissolved the Road and Track Cyclists and Coaching Staff, the dissolution of which takes effect on September 15, 2018; to give way to the formation of the super team which has been floating over the newspapers for several months.
The initial list of cyclists composing the National Team shall be based on the UCI ranking and the ranking they may have from local and international competitions. The coaching slates are also open to all applicants who are duly equipped with proper certifications as to their level of experience, education, ability to discipline the athletes and psychological ascendance. Thus the criteria shall be objective in character. Director Lorenzo Jun Lomibao Jr. has been designated as Head of the qualification/selection of cyclists, coaches and their staff.
Applications may be directly sent to in pdf form. Should you have submitted before, you are advised to re-submit your applications together with all the attachments you may deem best evaluated. You may also send your application via surface mail to Philcycling at Sumagui Law Office, Mendez Crossing, Tagaytay City, 4120. The application is not limited to Filipinos as we are also accepting applications from Foreign Coaches.
Without a vision, we may never attain the best for our cyclists. Critics will say it is an impossibility to be in Olympics, but if we don’t give it a shot, then truly it will be impossible because we have never tried. God be with us on this endeavor.

ACC New Email

Posted: March 16, 2017 by Trowel in announcements

Greetings from Asian Cycling Confederation

Please note that the new email ID of the Asian Cycling Confederation is


Onkar Singh Secretary General, Asian Cycling Confederation

SEAGAMES June 10-14 for Cycling

Posted: May 26, 2015 by Trowel in announcements, events, races, records

SEAGAMES BOUND CYCLIST leaving on June 8 for Singapore. Have all the luck and power to bring glory to Philippines. Jerry Aquino, Mark Mark John Lexer Galedo, Rostum Lim, Jan Paul Morales, George Oconer, Ronald Oranza, and the Females: Avegail Rombain, Marella Salamat.
Games starts on June 10 up to 14. Accompanied by Chris Allison, Coach Lobramonte and Bert Oconer. Our President will be in Singapore to check you out for real presence and support.

BECAUSE of the recent success of Danao City’s hosting of the 2015 Asean MTB Cup last weekend, Integrated Cycling of the Philippines (Philcycling) president Abraham Tolentino thought it best to bid for the hosting of the Asian Mountainbike Championship.

Tolentino, who is also a Tagaytay City congressman, said they are looking to bid for the hosting of the Asian event in either 2017 or 2018 as the 2015 and 2016 events have
already been awarded.

Tolentino was in town to witness the Asean MTB, which was held in Manlayag, Patag in Danao City last weekend.

Tolentino said they came to show the support of the race, which is rated Class 3 by the international governing body, UCI.

“If we can win the bidding, then we would ask the Philippine Sports Commission for support,” he said adding that Danao would be a perfect candidate for the venue because of its world-class tracks and because the City has always given its all out support to the sport.

THE PhilCycling—inspired not only by the competitive nature of its sport but more importantly its contribution to saving the environment—will push for the reactivation of cycling as a regular sport in the Palarong Pambansa the soonest in 2016.

In a resolution forged during the federation board’s meeting that coincided with the kickoff leg of the Asean Mountain Bike Cup Series in Danao City, Cebu, on Saturday, PhilCycling Chairman Bert Lina and President, Tagaytay Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, and the board agreed the annual Palarong Pambansa would significantly support their grassroots development program centered on finding young talent and developing them into potential national athletes.

But the competitive aspect of cycling is just one of the objectives why the PhilCycling wanted its sport back in the Palaro.

“Cycling is no longer just a sport or a hobby or a form of physical fitness—it is an advocacy to help save the environment,” said Tolentino, adding representations will be made with the Department of Education through Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro and Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali, the Palarong Pambansa Secretary General.

“The campaign to use the bicycle practically every day—as a mode of transportation to and from the work place and schools—has gone global and almost every country in the world is one in promoting the bicycle to help halt global warming,” said Lina, considered as the godfather of Philippine cycling, and who bankrolls the annual international multi-stage Le Tour de Filipinas.

Former Tour champion Modesto Bonzo of Pangasinan initiated the move to bring cycling back to the Palaro. He was fully backed by fellow-ex champion Paquito Rivas and former stars Juancho Ramores and Cornelio Baylon, who both started their illustrious careers in the Palarong Pambansa as cyclists during their high school years in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Danao City Administrator Oscar “Boying” Rodriguez, the PhilCycling Technical Commission head, vowed to encourage his province of Cebu to help in the campaign and pledged to create a mountain bike program suitable for kids of elementary and high school age.

Please congratulate former National Track Team Cyclist Wilson Blas for winning races on both Southern California / Nevada Cycling Association’s (SCNCA) 2014 Elite and Masters Track Championships! That’s 4 gold medals and a bronze medal!
His race results from SCNCA Elites Track Championships (June 14-15, 2014):
1. Team Sprint with Quinn Hatfield and Edward Horvet – 1st place, gold medal – Champion
2. Keirin – 3rd place, bronze medal
And more race results from SCNCA Masters Track Championships (July 12-13, 2014):
1. Match Sprint – 1st place, gold medal – Champion
2. 30-lap Points Race – 1st place, gold medal – Champion
3. Team Sprint with Henry Shibata and Kirk Edwards – 1st place, gold medal – Champion
4. 30-lap Scratch Race – 5th place
In addition, please congratulate:
2013 3-km Team Pursuit Masters Champion Christina Ricafort for becoming a repeat Champion:
1. 3-km Team Pursuit with Jan and Elise – 1st place, Gold medal – Champion
2. 2-km Individual Pursuit – 3rd place, Bronze medal
2011 and 2013 Team Sprint Masters Champion Tony Zaldua Jr. for winning the 1-kilometer Individual Time Trial:
1. 1-km ITT – 1st place, gold medal – Champion
2. 30-lap Points Race – 3rd place, bronze medal
3. Team Sprint with Deo and Shon Halasi – 3rd place, bronze medal
4. 30-lap Scratch Race – 4th place
And finally, our 1984 Olympian Deogracias Asuncion for winning the 3-km Team Pursuit:
1. 3-km Team Pursuit – 1st place, Gold medal – Champion
2. 500-meter Individual Time Trial – 2nd place, Silver medal
3. 20-lap Scratch Race – 2nd place, Silver medal
4. 24-lap Points Race – 3rd place Bronze medal
5. Team Sprint with Shon Halasi and Tony Zaldua, Jr. – 3rd place, Bronze medal




Back-to-back Tour of Luzon cycling marathon champion Cornelio Agaid Padilla Jr. died of heart failure at St. Luke’s Global City Medical Center on Sunday (December 8). He was 67.

Padilla carved a name at the pinnacle of national sports in the 1960’s when he won the grueling Tour of Luzon cycling championship twice in a row, in 1966 and 1967.

His popularity soared during the time that his victories were widely credited to have placed cycling in the national sports consciousness.

In 1966, Padilla topped the 15-lap TOL, clocking 60.45.31 in 1,999.82 kilometers of bicycle race.

The following year, Padilla again emerged on top after eight laps of cycling. He clocked 70.34:57 for the 1,634-kilometer competition.

Known as Paddy to friends and family, Padilla retired early from the sport in order to devote his time to his college studies. His winnings helped him finish a law degree at the Far Eastern University.

As a lawyer, Padilla became a member of the the legal department of Cacho Printing press before his stint at the National Book Store as personnel manager and house lawyer. He worked his way into the corporate ladder to become one of the NBS’s top executives, handling the firm’s vast human resources department.

Padilla also spent much time to humanitarian service by making himself active in Rotary International activities. He was charter member of the Rotary Club of Quirino-Quezon City under RI District 3780, serving as its president from 1994-95.

“He excelled in sports in the same manner he won the hearts of many Rotarians for his unstinting efforts to serve above self,” said former Assistant Governor Fol Rana, former RCQQC president.

The late cycling icon remained loyal to cycling until a heart attack struck while negotiating steep Antipolo mountains on his racer bicycle some 15 years ago.

He survived but decided to give up cycling as part of his exercise regimen. Padilla turned to bowling to become one of the top caliber bowlers of Rotary.

Manila-born Padilla is survived by wife, labor attaché to US Luzviminda Gumatay-Padilla; and children, Jennifer, May, Nathalie and Eli.

His remains lie in state at the Funeraria Paz on Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. Interment will be announced later.

By Marlon Bernardino
Mon, 09 Dec 2013

Medical Exam for SEAG

Posted: November 21, 2013 by Trowel in announcements

The Philippine Center for sports Medicine will conduct a pre-participation Physical Examination for 27th SEAgames bound athletes on 21-22 November from 8-4:30pm . Contact this number for details: 5250808 local 207 and 208 for your schedule. (from COL JEF TAMAYO , Chef of Mission)

Fil-Am Cyclist Arland Macasieb sets Philippine record for 1-hour track time trial doing 162 laps at Velo Sports Center in Carson, CA on September 15, 2013. (PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN SALANSANG)