Thursday, May 11, 2017

400 CYCLISTS SET TO JOIN GIRO D' LUCA

The Freeman Newspaper
CEBU, Philippines - The annual staging of Giro d’ Luca just got bigger as 400 cyclists are set to participate and ride around Bohol from May 26 to 31.

Organizer Gianluca Guidicelli teamed up with MotorAce and Kawasaki to stage this event that will aims to help in the preparation for the local cyclists and triathletes.
Foreign riders coming from Hong Kong, Mexico, Australia, Malaysia and United States have expressed their interest in joining the event.
In a press conference yesterday at the Ssangyong Cebu, Guidicelli said that they are working hand in hand with the Bohol Provincial government to ensure the security of the participants.
  “We had an overwhelming support so we are continuing this event. This year, we expect people to have fun and have a memorable experience,” said Guidicelli.
The first day covers a total of 200 kilometers from Bellevue Hotel in Panglao to Guindulman. The second day will have 140km from Bellevue to Carmen, while the final day covers 160km from Bellevue to Maribojoc plus a surprise route to Tubigon.
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This is also the first time that the participants will use timing chips. The organizers decided to use timing chips for proper monitoring of the time... Read more

Saturday, March 11, 2017

TOUR NI FRANK UNFOLDS TODAY

Cebu Daily Newspaper
James Savellon, Correspondent
Rick Gabuya, Editor
March 11, 2017 Saturday issue


Meanwhile, 17-year-old Ica Maximo of YKKBikes-Forza is unlikely to defend her Women Open title due to conflict with her academic obligations at Sacred Heart School–Hijas de Jesus.

“The race this year is very tough. It has three stages in two days. You need to prepare for this. School always comes first. There will be some other time,” shared Maximo.

Read more: http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/125630/tour-ni-frank-unfolds-today#ixzz4ay3722dC 

15th TOUR NI FRANK ROLLS OFF TODAY

The Freeman Newspaper
CEBU, Philippines - Over a hundred pedal pushers are all raring to plunge into action in the bigger and better 15th Tour Ni Frank, which will roll off today starting at the JY Square Mall grounds in Barangay Lahug and ending at Tops in Barangay Busay, Cebu City.
The categories to be contested are the men’s under-23, 39-under, 40-above and 50-above and the women’s open where the decorated Cebuano junior cyclist Ica Maximo is the defending champion.
The 17-year-old Maximo of YKK Bikes-Forza, however, is unlikely to defend her title due to conflict with her academic obligations.
"I cannot train. We have our mid-term exams this week and I need to study. I almost missed the SAC Awarding last Tuesday due to the school exams. I have to hurry back home, thus, I was not able to finish the awarding and participate in the group photo with my fellow athletes," shares the former Batang Pinoy champion who received her third award from the Sportswriters Association of Cebu.

"The race this year is very tough. It has three stages in two days. Last year, it has only two stages. You need to prepare for this. School always comes first. There will be some other time," shared the Grade 11 student of Sacred Heart School-Hijas de Jesus... Read more

Friday, March 10, 2017

PAGES: FRED UYTENGSU'S INSPIRING MESSAGE

“So how do we take what we learned as athletes and transform that into an endeavor that is meaningful? Some can become coaches and help the next generation of athletes to become better. Some go on to business. Some even pursue politics. Sadly, some have not prepared for that next chapter in life.

“What I want to leave everyone here with is that through sports, the lessons of teamwork, hard work, sportsmanship, discipline, motivation and sacrifice are amongst the greatest life lessons we can ever learn. Take these lessons to heart while you are an athlete competing but also remember these lessons and attributes when it is time for your journey to change...

Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/sports/2017/03/08/pages-fred-uytengsus-inspiring-message-529911



WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE LIKE MY SPORTS IDOL. Cycling awardee 17-yo student-athlete Ica Maximo with Sportsman of the Year Fred Uytengsu during the 35th SMB-SAC Cebu Sports Awards, March 7, 2017 held in SM City Cebu.

Friday, March 03, 2017

PAGES: THE 35TH SMC-SAC CEBU SPORTS AWARDS


Sun Star Newspaper
Match Point
by John Pages
March 2, 2017 issue

THIS Tuesday (March 7) from 2 to 5 p.m. will be “The Oscars” of Cebu sports. And while the Academy Awards was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, ours will be at the North Wing of the SM City Cebu. It’s that once-a-year gathering of Cebu’s best… and you’re invited!...


Other citation awardees are Lianne Maning, Jisha Zhyra Azur, Justin Ayra Azur, Dino Singson Jr., Janine Narboada, Jeremy Nopre, Gerald Baclaan, Felix Calipusan Jr, Precious Avegail Belicario, DJ Mae Dente, Nicholas Avila, Joseph Casquejo, Aubrey Codilla, ER Khimlord Labura, Kim Andrei Makiling, Ken Caniga, Noel Tillor, Lady Dragons, Atty. Ingemar Macarine, Andrew Kim Remolino, Karen Mae Andaya, Johann Matthew Tubesa, Jawad Cup organizers, Henze Dominique Lucero, Mary Daniese Adolfo Saether, Jan Godfrey Seno, Team Cebu City boys and girls tennis teams, Zethley Mae Alferez, Alyssa Mae Bornia, Jana Pages, Katherine Yu, Moira Frances Erediano, Karen Andrea Manayon, Jorry Ycong, Isa Molde, Fernando Agad Jr, Evangelito Dale Ceniza, Jeofrey Frasco Jr., Dino Singson, John Vincent Villa, Elwin Retanal, John Renee Mier, Ica Maximo...

Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/sports/2017/03/01/pages-35th-smb-sac-cebu-sports-awards-528652

Saturday, February 25, 2017

CONSOLACION MTB DUATHLON LAUNCHED

The Freeman Newspaper
Aside from a cash prize, the champions in the open/elite will also bring home a Lezyne Y9 Power GPS unit worth P6,800 courtesy of YKK Bikes.
The top finisher in each age-group will receive a Lezyne Y9 Mini GPS unit worth P4,900, while the winner in relay open will get two sets of Lezyne Stainless 12 Multi Tool. All finishers will receive medals... Read more

CONSOLACION SETS STAGE FOR DANAO XTERRA

“Our route (for the bike race) is very technical as it features nearly 90 percent off-road course. It is a single track and riders will have to tackle a lot of downhills and uphills. They will need to cross a river, pass by a cornfield, where they could encounter farmers, who will be hard at work at that time, plowing the field,” Choachuy said. 

The race will start with a 5-kilometer run, followed by a 20K bike and will finish with a 3K run. 


Choachuy is thankful for the support of his partners and registration centers YKK Bikes, Cycle Logic and Missking Link Cycling.

Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/sports/2017/02/25/consolacion-sets-stage-danao-xterra-527767

Thursday, February 16, 2017

SMB-SAC TO HONOR CEBU'S BEST IN ANNUAL AWARDS

SUN STAR CEBU NEWSPAPER
February 16, 2017

THE Sportswriters Association of Cebu will hold its annual San Migue Brewery-SAC Sports Awards on March 7 at SM City at 2 p.m.

Now on its 35th year, SAC will honor the various achievers in Cebu sports for 2016, a year that saw Cebu sports etch a new record with Mary Joy Tabal competing in the Olympics, Donnie Nietes extending his unbeaten reign and June Mar Fajardo winning his third straight MVP award...

The rest of the citation awardees are John Vincent Villa, Elwin Retanal, John Renee Mier, Ica Maximo, Dancesport Team Cebu City, Daniel dela Pisa, Kyla Sylverio, Kim Paller, Luis Drei Candia, Dartspeed Eslao, Raven Faith Alcoseba, Gudmoto B8, John Rex Tongco, Arthur Craig Pantino, Tabuelan 111 organizers, Rafael Trinidad, Team Cebu-Toyota Vios and Jette Calderon. Pooled Report

Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/sports/2017/02/16/smb-sac-honor-cebus-best-annual-awards-526049

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

MISSION POSSIBLE

Phil. Daily Inquirer
by June Navarro
Jan. 22, 2017 issue

“Our ultimate goal is to have a sustainable GRASSROOTS program to fuel our elite program. This will be the biggest purpose that the PSI will serve.”...

With Velasco at the helm, the PSI will have a three-pronged strategy beginning with grassroots sports DEVELOPMENT and the IDENTIFICATION of talented athletes. The second phase focuses on the high-performance TRAINING of elite athletes using a scientific approach, just like what the world’s sports superpowers have been doing...

Complementing these two structural programs is sports EDUCATION in which the institute will create an academy for scientific research and the education of the athletes in cooperation with the local government units and the Department of Education...

The PSI has forged links with regional training centers in Davao del Norte, Pagadian City, Tacloban, CEBU CITY, Ilocos Norte, Naga City, Legazpi City and Pili, Albay. A team of 15 monitors along with 60 coordinators will be sent across the country to provide technical support to the LGUs, which are at the forefront of discovering athletic talents...

Velasco’s reputation precedes him in the realm of sports science. He was pirated from the PCSM by the Hong Kong Institute of Sports in 2008 to handle the strength and conditioning programs of its teams in swimming, bowling, cycling, athletics and the differently abled. He spent his last 10 months there as the training supervisor of the HK rugby squad, Asia’s second best after Japan.

Lee, Hong Kong’s first-ever Olympic medalist in CYCLING, is Velasco’s finest ward. Already a double gold medalist in the Asian Games (2010 Guangzhou and 2014 Incheon), SHE won the bronze in the London Olympics and several medals in the UCI World Championships.

“We spent SIX years training [Lee],” Velasco says. “It’s a long, tedious process, but that’s how other countries create world-class athletes. We want to duplicate that process here with the PSI.”

Asked when the PSI will see the first big fruit of its labor, Velasco says the Filipino athlete can reach optimum strength in 2024. That’s the next Olympic quadrennial after Tokyo 2020... Read more

Thursday, January 19, 2017

PSC EYES NATIONAL TERTIARY TOURNEYS

Cebu Daily News
by Calvin Cordova
Rick Gabuya, Sports Ed
Jan. 18, 2017

“We are also trying to organize a university collegiate sports federation in the country. We will work with UAAP, NCAA, NAASCU, Cesafi in Cebu and other groups in Davao, north Luzon, so we could help support, nurture the collegiate athletes before going to the national scene,” said Ramirez...


The program will prioritize the focus sports, which include boxing, taekwondo, archery, shooting, cycling, fencing, swimming, athletics, weightlifting and surfing... Read more

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DAWN OF A NEW ERA

The Freeman Newspaper
Manny Villaruel, Sports Ed
Jan. 18, 2017 issue

"The PSI is the Commission's arm that will focus on grassroots sports program that caters to community in towns, cities, municipalities and provinces. The Institute aims to lay a strong foundation for Philippine sports and youth development, bridge the gap in sports development and excellence, produce new breed of sports professionals, practitioners, leaders and athletes with high levels of competence, ethical and moral values and global competitiveness," said Ramirez in a statement...

On the other hand, PSI's Grassroots Sports Development Program, which deals with the athletes identification program, comes in four stages;1. the training of pool of researchers to educate Physical Education teachers to identify poential candidates for later sports enhancement;2. testing phase to apply the 'standard norms' developed by the Philippine Centre for Sports Medicine in determining the right candidate is utilized;3.talent selection to screen all prospective athletes; and 4. inclusion in the Smart Kids program. Those selection will be part of PSI's Elite Sports Program (ESP) for inclusion in the national pool of athletes...Read more

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

PAGES: ED HAYCO, IN HIS OWN WORDS

Matchpoint
by John Pages
Sun Star Cebu

AS chairman of the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) since 2010, Ed Hayco has accomplished plenty. In his own words, Ed shares with us his thoughts:

ON CULTURE: Instead of accomplishments, we prefer to call it our contributions. At the top of our list is culture and believing in one’s self. Confidence would have been an easier word but believing in one’s self has a deeper meaning.

Let me tell you a touching story. The father of an archery athlete named Niño approached me in a gathering. I didn’t know him. He explained how happy he was that his son was helping out as a volunteer coach in Guadalupe public elementary. Their family was supposed to go on a three-week vacation but he pleaded with his father to cancel the vacation because he was assigned to give lessons in archery. The father recounted to us the story with so much pride in his son for how responsible he has become.

Another story was during the Batang Pinoy in Tagum. A father approached me during badminton competition. He wanted to say thank you and explained that his daughter was very shy. But as a volunteer coach during summer, her daughter was able to learn 3 things: 1) Overcome her shyness; 2) Develop leadership through coaching; and the most meaningful and the exact words of the father, 3): “My daughter developed “a heart for others!”

The Guinness records in archery, chess, arnis, and winning the overall title in Batang Pinoy, the summer grassroots, the volunteer coaching, etc. were all tools to achieve this culture. The success of any nation or business is its culture.

Our theme, “Transforming our youth thru sports,” is about character-building. Sports can either bring out the best or worst in an athlete.. the gold medal is just part of the journey, not the end.

2017 PLANS. To work closely with DepEd. 1) We have plans to implement a school for sports where all athletes will be in one classroom. They will have different class schedules. 2) An assistant principal for sports in the schools for sports. 3) Develop incentives for public school teacher-coaches and school principals so that the athletes and coaches will be better attended to. 4) Assign high level coaches to train public school teacher-coaches to raise the level of coaching competence. 5) Institutionalize strength and conditioning programs into public school sports programs. 6) Assign 25 volunteer high-level coaches to offer free coaching thrice-a-week, year-round in the Abellana sports center catering to Abellana high school and city central elementary. That’s a potential source of athletes having a population of 9,000 students. If this succeeds, we’ll do similar programs with other schools.

Why are our focus in public schools? Because the students have the least opportunities and resources and yet, they are our richest sources of athletes. Most of these kids cannot afford a P300/session coach. But these kids have the heart of an athlete — they thrive in adversity. We provide them with a hope for a better future.

ON BUTCH RAMIREZ. The PSC Chairman is supportive of Cebu because he has been closely watching our programs when he was chairman in 2005. Since then, we’ve been in touch and have always appraised him of our grassroots program which now covers 25 sports, and also our Guinness records.

Thru volunteerism, we develop the passion and dedication of the athlete for the sports, instead of being obsessed and entitled. This culture has a rippling effect. Winning medals now has a deeper meaning and a gold medal weighs heavier in a different way. When an athlete who has volunteered wins a medal, he wears it with a deeper sense of pride.

ON DEPED. I’ve been trying to lobby this idea, still a hard sell, that the PSC chairman needs to be the undersecretary of DepEd for Sports. As long as PSC is not part of or not an insider of DepEd, the sports programs policies of PSC cannot be implemented effectively, especially the grassroots program.

Just like CCSC. We have a sports program but who do we implement it with? There is no single unit in Phil. govt. that has the command of warm bodies. Only DepEd can make a memo, require and produce the number of kids. That’s why CCSC works closely with DepEd. All our programs are thru DepEd. Once we realize this organizational “flaw,” we can be an effective conductor of the orchestra. 

FINAL WORDS. I’m not really a sports person. During the Los Angeles Olympics, the stadium was in front of our hotel. I didn’t even watch! It doesn’t excite me to be in a competition. I’d rather watch Broadway! What an irony? In short, sports to me is a tool. A social screwdriver or pliers to pry open the potential of the underprivileged kids and “make them believe in themselves.” As businessmen, we approach the sports program like a social entrepreneur: we see coaches as managers, athletes as employees, the product as medals and the grassroots training pool. Right culture plus motivated employees equals productivity!

(john@pages.ph)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

GIRLS ON WHEELS


KARLIJN SWINKELS (NED) 18:21.77 mins (44.76 kph ave. speed)
Gold - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

LIZA MORSENTI (ITA) + 00:7.35 secs.
Silver - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

Bronze - JULIETTE LABOUS (FRA) + 00:21.35 secs.
Bronze - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

SKYLAR SCHNEIDER (USA) + 00:30.03 secs.
4th Place - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

HANNAH ARENSMAN (USA) + 00:34.05 secs.
5th Place - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

SIMONE EG (DEN) + 00:38.41 secs.
7th Place - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

ALESSIA VIGILIA (ITA) + 00:42:13 secs.
8th Place - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

MADELEINE FASNACHT (AUS) + 00:43.60 secs.
9th Place - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

SUSANNE ANDERSON (NOR) + 00:52.52 secs.
13th Place - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

CHRISTA RIFFEL (GER) + 1:02.27 mins.
16th Place - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

WIKTORIA PIKULIK (POL) + 1:22.01 mins.
24th Place - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km

MISUZU SHIMOYAMA (JPN) + 2:37.78 mins.
35th Place - 2016 UCI Road World Championships - Women Juniors ITT 13.7km


ICA MAXIMO (PHL) 2:56:22 hrs.
Ranked 1st - 2016 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships - All-Women Relay ITT 90km

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

MAYOR GULLAS CUP

MEN CATEGORY C
October 9, 2016
Talisay City, Cebu

Photos courtesy of Kenda Tires
Cebu Cycling got another boost when the Mayor Gullas Cup returned to the cycling scene this year after a three-year absence.

A total of 41 riders in the Men's Category C answered the starting gun, including SRAM equipped 17-year old female junior cyclist Ana Patricia "Ica" Maximo (2nd from right) of YKKBikes.com





2016 UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - ITT WOMEN JUNIORS


Karlijn Swinkels won the junior women's world time trial championships Monday in Qatar. Photo: Tim De Waele |TDWsport.com

Complete results

  • 1. Karlijn SWINKELS, (NED), in 18:21.77
  • 2. Lisa MORZENTI, (ITA), at :7.35
  • 3. Juliette LABOUS, (FRA), at :21.35
  • 4. Skylar SCHNEIDER, (USA), at :30.03
  • 5. Hannah ARENSMAN, (USA), at :34.05
  • 6. Franziska BRAUßE, (GER), at :34.26
  • 7. Simone EG, (DEN), at :38.41
  • 8. Alessia VIGILIA, (ITA), at :42.13
  • 9. Madeleine FASNACHT, (AUS), at :43.60
  • 10. Elena PIRRONE, (ITA), at :43.67
  • 11. Madeleine PARK, (NZL), at :48.87
  • 12. Maaike BOOGAARD, (NED), at :50.59
  • 13. Susanne ANDERSEN, (NOR), at :52.52
  • 14. Aurela Nerlo, (POL), at 1:01.32
  • 15. Chloe MORAN, (AUS), at 1:02.21
  • 16. Christa RIFFEL, (GER), at 1:02.27
  • 17. Johanne MARCHER, (DEN), at 1:04.42
  • 18. Karina KASENOVA, (RUS), at 1:08.43
  • 19. Tatiana DUEÑAS, (COL), at 1:13.30
  • 20. Sara MARTÍN, (ESP), at 1:13.53
  • 21. Karin PENKO, (SLO), at 1:16.72
  • 22. Léna Mettraux, (SUI), at 1:17.30
  • 23. Clara COPPONI, (FRA), at 1:21.71
  • 24. Wiktoria PIKULIK, (POL), at 1:22.01
  • 25. Laurie JUSSAUME, (CAN), at 1:29.95
  • 26. Andrea RAMÍREZ, (MEX), at 1:36.60
  • 27. Erin ATTWELL, (CAN), at 1:38.18
  • 28. Anne-Sophie HARSCH, (LUX), at 1:39.12
  • 29. Miriam GARDACHAL, (ESP), at 1:41.77
  • 30. Adela SAFAROVA, (CZE), at 1:47.11
  • 31. Mikayla HARVEY, (NZL), at 2:01.93
  • 32. Lynette Benson, (RSA), at 2:04.98
  • 33. Julyn AGUILA, (MEX), at 2:08.53
  • 34. Katja KERPAN, (SLO), at 2:10.78
  • 35. Misuzu SHIMOYAMA, (JPN), at 2:37.78
  • 36. Nicolene MARAIS, (RSA), at 2:51.92
  • 37. Chaniporn BATRIYA, (THA), at 2:52.84
  • 38. Jiahuan YANG, (CHN), at 3:31.22
  • 39. Kanyarat KESTHONGLANG, (THA), at 3:34.05
  • 40. Yue CHANG, (CHN), at 3:59.63
source: Velonews

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GIRO DE PILIPINAS





Stages 1 & 2 Race Map

Stages 1 & 2 Race Elevation

Stage 3 Race Map

Stage 3 Race Elevation

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

TRIMAX


#Ridley Dean TT #Campagnolo

#Lazer #Lake

#FSA #Kenda

#Token #Fizik #4ZA