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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 ……
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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.

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 )

pLEAse take note of the Le Tour Press Conference on April 6, 2011 at 10 am at the Manila Pavillion.

All officials are required to attend this event.

THANK YOU.

MANILA, Philippines – A national champion’s jersey will be awarded to each of the winners of the massed start and individual time trial races of the PhilCycling’s National Open for Road which kicks off today and tomorrow in Tagaytay City.

The jerseys are in accordance with regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world governing body for cycling which, through its president Pat McQuaid, has recently reaffirmed its recognition of Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino as the legitimate cycling federation president of the PhilCycling.

The national champion will be wearing the champion’s jersey-which is coveted and considered sacred by the global cycling community – in all local and international UCI races he will compete in for the duration of 2010. He is also entitled to UCI points which are necessary for him to be invited to major international races.

Le Tour de Filipinas set in April 2011

Posted: December 3, 2010 by Trowel in announcements, events, races
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MANILA, Philippines — The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has again approved the inclusion of the Le Tour de Filipinas (Tour of the Philippines) on the Asia Tour calendar in 2011.

The Le Tour de Filipinas, also held under the auspices of the Asian Cycling Confederation and the ASEAN Cycling Association, is scheduled on April 16 to 19.

The four-stage race will again feature at least four UCI continental teams vying against the Philippines’ best cyclists, as well as club teams from Asia and the rest of the world.

Last year, Ireland’s David McCann topped the inaugural staging of the Le Tour de Filipinas.

McCann, a former Tour of Ireland champion and riding for Taiwan-based Giant Asia, ruled the four-day race that included stages in Tagaytay City, Manila (Roxas Boulevard) and Subic.

A brainchild of former PhilCycling President Bert Lina, the Le Tour de Filipinas is one of 27 races on the 2011 calendar of the UCI’s Asia Tour.

The Le Tour put the Philippines back on the world cycling map after more than a decade. The Philippines was on the radar of the world’s top cycling teams when the Marlboro Tour went international from 1996 to 1998 through the efforts of now UCI president Pat McQuaid.

At least four European teams and Marco Polo, perhaps the most competitive continental squad in Asia, have already asked to be invited to the 2011 Le Tour de Filipinas.

Race Photos and Videos of Le Tour

Posted: April 23, 2010 by Trowel in photos
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Race Photos and videos of Le Tour de Filipinas are available at this site.

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David McCAnn wins Le Tour

Posted: April 21, 2010 by Trowel in news items, races, records
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SUBIC—Six-foot-four and 37 years old, with an impressive résumé that includes participation in Le Tour de France, David McCann proved too much for the rest of the field.

The three-time Irish national road-race titlist and five-time trial champion put an exclamation point to a dominating performance in Le Tour de Filipinas, ruling the final stage and the overall crown on Tuesday.

McCann wore down German Sascha Damrow in the final sprint to head a 1-2-3 finish by foreign riders of the four-stage Union Cycliste Internationale Asia Tour race presented by Tanduay, copresented by Smart and Air21 and organized by the Dynamic Outsource Solutions Inc., under the auspices of former PhilCycling president Bert Lina.

story by Dir. Jun Lomibao at Business Mirror

WHO IS HE:
David McCann (born March 17, 1973 in Belfast) is an Irish professional road bicycle racer. He used to cycle for the Taiwan-based UCI Continental team Giant Asia Racing.

McCann was the Irish national road race champion in 2000, 2001 and 2006. He has also won the Irish national time trial championships a record 5 times (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 & 2009).

In 2005, McCann captured the overall title at the Tour de Korea. In 2006 he won the Tour of Indonesia; 2 stages in the Tour of Thailand; 1 stage at the Tour of Qinghai Lake and 1 stage in the Tour of Azerbaijan. He represented Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games time trial, finishing 5th.

McCann was hit with a six-month ban following a positive test for the substance Norandrosterone in 2002 during the Tour of Austria, which returned a reading 3nanograms above the permitted level of the substance. Laboratory tests showed a legal glutamine supplement he was using contained norandrosterone not listed on the label. This evidence led to him being given the minimum allowed six month suspension and fined 2000 Swiss Francs. Like several other British athletes suspended around this time, McCann was sponsored by sport nutrition company Maximmuscle.

On 20th Sept 2009, McCann broke Chris Boardman’s long-standing British 25 mile time trial record in Port Talbot. Later that week, he finished an excellent 11th in the World Championships Elite Time Trial in Mendrisio, Switzerland. His time of 1:01:36.35 was 3 mins 40 secs behind the gold medallist Fabian Cancellara. This was McCanns best ever performance at the World Champs. (wikipedia)

SUBIC — James Ball became the second South African to rule a stage in the 2010 Le Tour de Filipinas, topping a bunched finish at the Boardwalk here and beating by a hair Filipino Tots Oledan.

“We wanted the victory that is why we worked hard in catching up with them,” said Ball, 32, and the sixth man of the DCM team who clocked three hours, 14 minutes and 11 seconds in ruling the 146.6-km stage that started in Quezon City and passed through two of the country’s finest highways, the North Luzon and Subic-Tarlac Expressways.

more on Manila Bulletin

Tour 2010: Foreign bets keep Pinoy riders at bay

Posted: April 19, 2010 by Trowel in news items, races
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David McCann of Giant Asia Riding Team, who ruled the opening stage, continued to cling on to the yellow jersey as he had the best aggregated time after two stages with 4:51:01, a 2:34 lead against second-running Filipino Lloyd Lucien Reynante (7-Eleven) and 2:36 over Baler Ravina (Team Pilipinas-Batang Tagaytay).

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