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)

The Arland Macasieb RECORD ATTEMPT

Posted: September 9, 2013 by Trowel in announcements, events, records


ORMER Ronda Pilipinas champion Mark Galedo reasserted his status as one of the country’s top road riders yesterday by topping the 144-kilometer qualifying race for the 27th Myanmar Southeast Games in Tagaytay.

Carrying the colors of 7-Eleven-Roadbike Phils., Galedo, who won last year’s lung-busting cycling marathon, beat LBC-MVP Sports Foundation’s Junrey Navarra in a photo finish, both clocking three hours, 31 minutes and 33.38 seconds in the race organized by the Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines.

Navarra’s teammate, Ronald Oranza, overcame a crash in the final ascent to bag third in 3:31.34 in the race that started at Canyon Woods and ended in front of the Tagaytay City Hall.

“Pinatunayan ko na may karapatan akong maging miyembro ulit ng national teamt,” said Galedo, a double silver medalist in the 2011 SEA Games, who will turn 28 on Sept. 11.

The top finishers are shoo-ins for the national squad that will compete in the 27th SEA Games set on Dec. 11-22 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Rounding up the top 10 were 7-Eleven’s Boots Ryan Cayubit (3:31.40.56), LBC-MVPSF’s Lim (3:31.58.81), Navy’s John Paul Morales (3:32.13.99), Cycleline’s Raymond Lapaza (3:33.21.69), Standard’s Joel Calderon (3:36.44.41), 7-Eleven’s Baler Ravina (3:36.48.29) and RP Track’s Arnold Morales (3:37.01.00).

After the race, PhilCycling president Bambol Tolentino said all the winners will be pooled together under the current national coaches.

“We will determine the final nine cyclists who will compete in the SEA Games. They will be pooled and will be quartered to be trained under the national coaches. Those who will not follow the rules will be removed immediately from the list,” he said.

2013 Terry Larrazabal Bike Festival

Posted: August 29, 2013 by Trowel in announcements, races
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Pls find below details of the 2013 Terry Larrazabal Bike Festival. Events: Road “Tour de Larrazabal” 3-day, 4-stage road race* * (Limited to 200 slots/competitors) Time Trial 5 kms. Road Race 90 kms. Mountain Stage Race 140 kms. Criterium 2km / loop MTB Cross-Country Single-Speed Cross-Country 27.5 / 29er Cross-Country Downhill Competition BEER RUN – after completing a pre-determined cross-country course, participants must finish drinking 5 bottles of beer, before being declared as winner. BMX Supercross CYCLOCROSS FOLDING BIKE Non-cycling events: Pineapple Trail Run (Off-road marathon – the trail runs through and across a pineapple plantation) Schedule of activities: October 24 9:00 a.m. Start of on-site registration / confirmation 2:00 p.m. Kids riding clinic 10:00 a.m. Start of “FilBike” 5:00 p.m. END OF REGISTRATION 7:00 p.m. TEAM MANAGERS MEETING October 25 8:00 a.m. ROAD I.T.T. 8:30 a.m. MTB Downhill (seeding Run) 1:00 p.m. ROAD Road Race 6:00 p.m. TEAM /COMPETITOR MEETING 7:00 p.m. NIGHT RIDE (TLBF Secretariat) 7:00 p.m. Live Bands Night October 26 5:30 a.m. Pineapple Trail Run 7:30 a.m. ROAD Mountain Stage Race 9:00 a.m. MTB Downhill (final run) 6:00 p.m. TEAM / COMPETITOR MEETING 8:00 p.m. Chill-out night party/Live Bands Night October 27 7:30 a.m. MTB Cross-Country 9:00 a.m. Folding Bike Adventure Race 1:00 p.m. ROAD Criterium 7:00 p.m. Dinner 8:00 p.m. Awarding ceremonies 11:00 p.m. PARTY Event Categories: MOUNTAIN BIKE Cross-Country Youth 14 – 17 yrs. old Juniors 18 – 23 yrs. old Seniors 23 – 29 yrs. old Masters I 30 – 39 yrs. old Masters II 40 yrs old. and above Womens OPEN Open/Pro OPEN Single Speed X-Country Open OPEN 27.5 / 29er Cross Country Open OPEN Downhill Competition Beginners /Hardtail OPEN Intermediate OPEN Executive OPEN Pro/Open/Foreign OPEN BEER RUN Open OPEN ROAD BIKE 3-day, 4-stage road race Total number of participants for the TdL = 200 “Tour de Larrazabal” EXECUTIVE CAT. • Time Trial CAT “A” 23 – 29 yrs. old • Road Race CAT “B” 30 – 39 yrs. old • Mountain Stage CAT “C” 40 and above • Criterium WOMEN BMX Supercross Pro/Open OPEN CYCLOCROSS Philippine Cyclocross Competition OPEN FOLDING BIKE 1st Philippine Folding Bike Adventure Race OPEN Registration may be done through the festival website: starting August 23, 2103. Participants may register from August 20, 2013 until October 15, 2013 at the following bike shops: LUZON: Bike Town Cyclery – 2240 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City (02) 387.2173 Cycling Zone – Shell Madrigal Gas Station, Alabang, Muntinpula City Specialized Store – 2241 Pasong Tamo St., Makati City The Brick – 1 Woodridge Apartment, Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Taguig City VeloCity Bike Shop – YSL Condominium, 2195 Leveriza St., Pasay City VISAYAS: Hotel Don Felipe – Ormoc City, Leyte Bikecology Bike Shop – Banilad Town Center, Cebu City Specialized Store – 424 Gorordo Ave., Lahug, Cebu City Dan’s Bike Shop – EAC Bldg., Lacson St., Mandalagan, Brgy. Banago, Bacolod City The Brick – 04A, J Center Mall, 165 AS Fortuna St., Bakilid, Mandaue City MINDANAO: Barney’s Bikes – 5th Level, Gaisano Mall of Davao, JP Laurel Ave., Davao City

CEBUANO cycling sensation Luis Miguel “Igi” Maximo is expected to hone his skills even more with the hopes of representing the country in future international competitions after he was selected to participate in the UCI World Cycling Center-Korea Satellite Training Camp next month in South Korea.
Maximo, a student of the Ateneo de Manila University who led the Cebu Multisport Team to gold in the recent Ironman 70.3 in Cebu, was endorsed to join the elite camp by PhilCycling, the country’s governing body of the sport, under president Bambol Tolentino. He will be joined there by national track coach Carlo Jazul.
The 50-day training camp will give the participants the opportunity to undergo a high-level training and education camp to develop their knowledge and skills. The coaching education program will be delivered by Keith Flory and Dr. Chester Hills of World Cycling Center in UCI Switzerland.
“I am willing to go and learn new and advanced cycling programs. I am thankful to Cong. Bambol Tolentino and Dir. Jojo Villa for the opportunity. But I am also a student and I need to seek permission and support from my school especially that I will be absent for 50 days,” said Maximo, a former awardee of the Sportswriters Association of Cebu (SAC) Sports Awards.
Maximo is no rookie when it comes to international exposure as he represented the country in the 2012 Asian Junior Cycling Championships in Malaysia and World Youth Day in Spain with the backing of his former school – PAREF Springdale School.
The biggest cycling distributor in the country, Cebu-based YKK Trading, will be supporting the youngster by providing him with race-ready Ridley frame, Campagnolo groupset, Token wheels, Lazer helmet and eyewear, Santini jerseys, FSA crankset, Vision basebar, Lake shoes, Kenda tires, Fizik saddle, CycleOps trainer, and Challenge tires which will be used in the training camp.

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Posted: June 26, 2013 by Trowel in announcements, races

Cycling Federation of Iran has the pleasure to invite your cycling junior team consisting of maximum of five(5) riders and three(3) team officials to participate in 20th TOUR OF MAZANDARAN, which is one of the major Men Junior (2.1) events in the 2013 UCI Calendar and is scheduled to be held 27thSeptember – 1st October 2013 in 5 stages.
The organizer (Physical Education Organization of Mazandaran Province) supplies lodging and feeding during the official dates which are from 26th Sep 2013 until breakfast on 2nd Oct 2013. Teams bringing more than three officials will be charged for their extra expenses.
This year the prize money is increased to a grand total of 40000 $ which will be awarded to the successful cyclists. Medals, cups and jerseys will also be given to champions of the stages.

You are kindly requested to confirm your participation before 30th June 2013. Please complete the slip and return it via email ( before the deadline. This will help us for better organization of this event.
We would appreciate receiving your early reply to facilitate the necessary arrangements. As we can accept limited number of teams, those with earlier responses will be given priority.
For further terms and conditions, please do not hesitate to email us at .


Navid Kasirian

Snapping a Photo of Dir. Larrazabal

Posted: June 6, 2013 by Trowel in photos

2013 elections.