Thursday, September 29, 2011

IGIMAX MISAKMIT OG LAING TITLE

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Published in Banat News on September 29, 2011 Thursday issue
by Lemuel Maglinte, Staff Writer
Yoyo Abayan, Sports Editor


Subling gipamatud-an ni Cebuano teen cycling sensation Luis Miguel "Igimax" Maximo nga usa siya sa mga banggiitang junior cyclist sa nasud human siya mikampiyon sa Stage 1 Road Race 90KM sa Tour of Bohol niadtong Sabado.

Ang Sportswriters Association of Cebu (SAC) awardee nga si Igimax naghari sa Junior division human niya gitapos ang lumba sud sa duha ka oras, 53 minutos ug 23 segundos.

Dili sayon ang kadaugan ni Igimax tungod kay gawas sa hanginon nga rota, nakahiagum usab siya og sakit sa tiyan sa adlaw sa lumba.

Daku usab og natabang sa kampanya ni Maximo ang bag-ong bike equipment nga gihatag kaniya sa Fizik & YKK.  "The Fizik saddles is very comfortable to sit on even if you have to ride 90km.  Its like sitting on a sofa."  matud ni Maximo

Gawas ni Maximo, laing Sugbuanong mipakita og maayong labok sa maong lumba mao ang The Freeman columnist nga si JV Araneta, kinsa mipahiluna sa ikawalong dapit sa oras ng 2:27:48. (Lemuel Maglinte). 

LIVESTRONG DAY CRITERIUM RACE

LIVESTRONG DAY CRITERIUM RACE 2011
October 2, 2011Sunday
Bonifacio Global City

Category 3: 30 minutes + 2 laps
Category 4: 30 minutes + 2 laps

To register please visit http://livestrongdayph.com/

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MAXIMO WINS TOUR OF BOHOL

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Published in Sun Star Cebu Newspaper on Sept. 28, 2011 Wednesday issue
Januar Yap & Marian Baring, Editors this issue


Cebuano Junior Cycling Luis Miguel "Igimax" Maximo of YKKBikes bagged the Junior title in Stage 1 Road Race 90KM of Tour of Bohol last Saturday.

Igimax, 16, is a SAC awardee and a fourth year high school student and Student Council President of Paref-Springdale School in Cebu City.

Another Cebu Cycling rider, JV Araneta, made a good showing and landed in the Top 10 (8th place) in the Men's Open Category 4.  The tough race was participated by amateur and executive cyclists from Manila, Luzon, Cebu, Bohol and other cities.

2012 WORLDS OFFERS A HILLY CHALLENGE

Published in Velo News on September 27, 2011
by Andrew Hood


The 2011 world championships are now in the rear-view mirror, but officials in Holland are already busy at work to prepare for next year’s series of races.

After Copenhagen’s relatively flat, sprinter-friendly course that left some fans empty, the 265km course in the hilly Limburg region has the potential to deliver an explosive, attack-ridden world championship race.

If Copenhagen was Mark Cavendish’s course, next year’s worlds in Valkenburg seems tailor-made for Philippe Gilbert.

The most striking feature of the 2012 worlds will be the Cauberg. The emblematic climb (1.2km at 5.8 percent) has been the battleground of four world championships as well as the annual spring classic with the Amstel Gold Race. The Cauberg climb will be the finish-line staging area for all time trials and road race events, except the junior women’s time trial.

The finish line will be dramatically different from what the pro men are used to seeing at the Amstel Gold Race, however.

The checkered-flag will be 1.7km beyond the Cauberg hill summit — about 1km longer than the Amstel Gold Race finish-line — providing a very similar scenario to the 1998 world championship battle when Oscar Camenzind beat back Peter Van Petegem and Michele Bartoli, with Lance Armstrong fourth.

The undulating Limburg region of southern Holland is known for its narrow, technical farm roads, heavy winds and short, but grueling climbs. Renowned as Holland’s cycling mecca, the region will be hosting its fifth world championships by putting some new touches on how a world championships is presented.

Picking up the trend of incorporating point-to-point racing at the worlds, the elite men’s road race will start in Maastricht and cover 100km point to point before hitting 10 finish laps on a 16.5km circuit. The opening 100km will trace part of the route of the Amstel Gold Race and tackle seven rated hills over narrow, technical roads.

Two climbs will be featured on each lap, with the Bemelerberg climb (with the maximum grade of 17 percent) coming about midway through each circuit. The route continues about 4km over slightly climbing terrain before descending into the edge of Valkenburg. The route turns left onto the Cauberg, which features ramps as steep 12 percent.

From there, it’s a slightly downhill run to the finish line 1.7km after the Cauberg summit.

There’s another interesting twist for the time trial races. Four different regional towns will host the start lines for the events against the clock. The pro team time trials will start in Sittard, with the women hitting two climbs and the men three climbs. Landgraaf will see the starts of the U23 and men TTs, with Eijsden seeing the starts for the junior and elite women’s TTs. The elite men will start in Heerlen on a demanding, hilly course feature three hard climbs, with all the TTs, except the junior women, finishing over the Cauberg.

The dates are set for September 15-23, with a week-long series of competition as well as the revival of the professional team time trial race the weekend before.

The Limburg region is no stranger to hosting major events. Along with the annual Amstel Gold Race as well as stages in the Eneco Tour, the Ster Elektrotoer and other regional races, the Limburg has hosted the world championships five previous occasions.

Valkenburg and the Cauberg climb featured in four of those world’s battles, with Marcel Kint (1938), Briek Schotte (1948), Jan Raas (1979) and Oscar Camenzind (1998) all claiming the rainbow jersey after powering up the short, but steep hill.

Nearby Heerlen played host to the 1967 worlds, when Eddy Merckx won the first of his three world crowns.

Tentative schedule for 2012 world championships
Saturday, Sept. 15: Time trial training; public ride Sunday, Sept. 16: Professional team time trial (31.9km women, 50.8km men) Monday, Sept. 17: ITT, junior men (26.6km); U23 men (36km) Tuesday, Sept. 18: ITT, junior women(15.6km); elite women (24.1km) Wednesday, Sept. 19: ITT, elite men (46.9km) Thursday, Sept. 20: no competition; UCI Congress in Maastricht Friday, Sept. 21: RR, junior women (66km) Saturday, Sept. 22: RR, U23 men (165km); elite women (132km) Sunday, Sept. 23: RR, junior men (132km); elite men (265km)

CAMINGAO, TIPLES RULE BOHOL TOUR

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Published in Philippine Daily Inquirer Newspaper Sept. 28, 2011 Wed issue


MANILA, Philippines—Favored James Tiples of PLDT-Liven and newcomer Romeo Camingao of Excellent Noodles shared the limelight in the Tour of Bohol held recently.

Tiples, a category 4 rider, topped the 90-kilometer road race while Camingao stole the limelight in the 22-km individual time trial of the two-day event organized by Bike King.

The host province also made its presence felt as Roberto Sanial and Antonio Beronio of Paseo De Loon finished one-two in the Category 4 ITT race.

Action in the event supported by Triathlon Association of the Philippines, Pocari Sweat, Orbea Bicycles and Corratec Bicycles began Saturday with the road race held in an out-and-back course at the Loay Municipal Hall.

Tiples recorded the best time at 2:20:53, narrowly nipping Paolo Sauler at the finish line.

Camingao finished third at 2:21:56 but bounced back in Sunday’s ITT race, where he displayed his climbing skills to finish in 46 minutes and 40 seconds.

RG Roa and Mark Ellis of Fitness First contented themselves with second and third places in 47:22 and 49:13, respectively.

Sanial and Beronio rode on their familiarity with the uphill race course to claim first and second spot with times of 48:56 and 51:18. Excellent Noodle’s Ferdinand Ojerio took third in 52:44.

“The objective in holding the first ever cycling event in the 3rd District of Bohol is to showcase our beautiful scenes, to promote the district as a sports destination, and to provide opportunities for our locals to showcase their talents,” said Rep. Arthur Yap.

Cebu Cycling’s Igi Maximo ruled the Junior division with times of 2:53:23 and 53:33 in the two-stage race.

Female rider Ting Joson of Bike King Joson negotiated the road race in 2:54:17 and recorded 1:12:34 in the ITT while Malaysian Aina Farid finished the mountain climb in 1:11:57.

DIFFERENT RIDERS DOMINATE FIELD IN TOUR OF BOHOL

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Published in The Philippine Star Newspaper on Sept. 28, 2011 Wed issue


MANILA, Philippines - Competition in the two-day Tour of Bohol held last weekend at the third district of the province of Bohol proved to be tough that different cyclists ruled the categories at stake in the race.

Category 4 rider James Tiples of PLDT-Liven emerged the best in the 90-kilometer road but new face Romeo Camingao of Excellent Noodles stole the limelight in the challenging 22-kilometer Individual Time Trial that saw riders passed through the lust man-made green forest in Bilar.

The host province also made its presence felt as Roberto Sanial and Antonio Beronio of Paseo De Loon finished one-two in the Category 4 ITT race, an indication that the talents are abundant in the said district.

“The objective in holding the first ever cycling event in the third district of Bohol is to showcase our beautiful scenes to promote the district as a sports destination and to provide opportunities for our locals to showcase their talents. I think we achieved our goals,” said Congressman Arthur Yap who threw his all-out support to the two-day race organized by Bike King.

Action in the event also supported by Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP), Pocari Sweat, Orbea Bicycles and Corratec Bicycles, began Saturday with the road race held in an out-and-back course at the Loay Municipal Hall with Fitness First Team doing most of the pacesetting. In the last 10 kms the pair of James Tiples of PLDT-Liven and Paolo Sauler escaped from the lead pack to record the best time at 2:20:53, with Tiples out sprinting Sauler by a few inches.

Camingao fell short by 63 ticks at 2:21:56 in the road race but bounced back in Sunday’s ITT race where he displayed his climbing skills leading to a solid 46 minutes, 40 seconds peformance.

RG Roa and Mark Ellis of Fitness First could only watch Camingao from the distance as they contended themselves with a second and third place showing at 47:22 and 49:13 time, respectively.

Sanial and Beronio meanwhile rode on their familiarity of the uphill race course to claim first and second spot with 48:56 and 51:18 time. Excellent Noodle’s Ferdinand Ojerio took third with 52:44.

Cebu Cycling junior rider Igi Maximo ruled the Junior division with 2:53:23 and 53:33 performance in the two-stage race.

Female rider Ting Joson of Bike King and Malaysian junior rider Aina Farid also showed their stuff in the race that also drew the support of The Philippine Star, Summit Media, Women’s Health magazine, Men’s Health magazine and Runner’s World as event’s media partners.

Joson negotiated the road race in 2:54:17 and recorded 1:12:34 in the ITT while Farid took part in the mountain climb and clocked at 1:11:57.

IGIMAX MAKES WAVES IN TOUR OF BOHOL

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Published in The Freeman Newspaper on September 28, 2011 Wed issue
by Emmanuel B. Villaruel, Sports Editor


Cebu, Philippines - Promising Cebuano junior cyclist Luis Miguel "Igimax" Maximo of YKKBikes bagged the juniors title in Stage 1 of the 90-kilometer Tour of Bohol over the weekend.

The 16-year-old Igimax, a fourth year high school student and Student Council President of PAREF-Springdale, finished the lung-busting race in two hours, 53 minutes and 23 seconds.

"It was a tough race for me. I was behind by 33 minutes from the overall winner and that is a big gap in our sport. I could have done better if not for a stomach upset (hyper acidity) during race day," said the Sportswriters Association of Cebu (SAC) awardee.

It was also the first time that Igimax made use of his new equipment courtesy of Fizik, an Italian cycling company which is the lalest addition to his growing list of corporate backers.

"What I like most about the race is that I was able to try my new equipment provided by Fizik and YKK. The Fizik saddle is very comfortable to sit on even if you have to ride 90 kilometers," Igimax said.

Another Cebuano rider and The Freeman columnist JV Araneta also made a good showing as he landed at eighth place in the men's open category 4 with the time of two hours, 27 minutes and 48 seconds.
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The tough race was participated in by amateur and executive cyclists from Manila, Luzon, Cebu, Bohol and other cities.

It was sponsored by the 3rd District of Bohol under Rep. Arthur Yap and Loay Mayor Rose Imboy and organized by Bike King Phils., a Manila-based sports event firm headed by Raul Cuevas.— (FREEMAN)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ITALIAN CYCLING COMPANY SUPPORTS CEBUANO RIDER


Published in The Freeman Newspaper on Sept. 24, 2011 Saturday issue
by Caecent Noot-Magsumbol, Staff Writer
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor


CEBU, Philippines - Luis Miguel "Igimax" Maximo, Cebu's most popular junior cyclist, will test an equipment from a new sponsor as well as apply whatever he learned out of his trip from Spain in the two-day Tour of Bohol today.

Maximo has just been sponsored by Fizik through YKK Trading. Fizik is an Italian cycling company that manufactures high performance saddles.

"I am thankful for the support they have given me. I know that Fizik saddles are the best in cycling. The seat is made of high quality material and it won't hurt my butt even if I do a century (100km) ride. Aside from that, it is very light at 175grams which helps keep my racing bike lightweight,” said the 16 year-old Igimax.

The Fizik saddle will be good for the Paref-Springdale Student Council president and top athlete as he puts his learnings out of watching the Giro de Italia and Vuelta a EspaƱa live.

“How I feel of my ride with the Fizik saddle, I will have to inform them for their Research & Development (R&D) efforts," added Igimax, who is also backed up by Ridley, Token, Lazer, FSA, Kenda, YKK and OZ Racing.

Aside from Igimax, several executive and veteran riders from Cebu will also see action in the Bohol event, which features a 90-kilometer road race from Loay to Jagna (vice versa) and an individual time trial covering 20 kilometers from Loay to Bilar via the man-made forest. - (THE FREEMAN)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

KIA IRONLEGS

KIA IRONLEGS
July 23-24, 2011
Bohol, Philippines

Day 1 Stage 2: ROAD RACE 55KM
Tagbilaran City to Chocolate Hills, Carmen

LUIS MIGUEL "IGIMAX" MAXIMO

MICHAEL "BIGMIG" FLORES

JOSE VICENTE "JV" ARANETA

FRANCIS "KIKO" LIM

ANTONIO "TATA" CODINA

RALDY VIOS


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

LPGMA CRITERIUM SERIES

LPGMA CRITERIUM SERIES - LEG 3
September 25, 2011 Sunday
ASEANA, Macapagal Avenue
Paranaque City, Phl

7:00AM Female & Juniors - 18km (6 loops)
8:00AM Male Exec 45 & Above - 30km (10 loops)
9:00AM Male Exec 35-44 - 30km (10 loops)
10:00AM Male Exec 23-34 - 30km (10 loops)
11:00AM Awarding

Fee: P300.00 w/ free breakfast

Awards:
Medals, Cash prizes
Male Exec - Top 3 per Age Group
Female - Top 3 Over-All
Junior - Top 3 Over-All

Register @ Tour of Luzon Bike Shop Tel 401.8990

CEBU CYCLING CRITERIUM 09.10.11

CEBU CYCLING CRITERIUM
September 10, 2011 Saturday
Reclamation, Mandaue City, Phl

GOLDEN BOYS CATEGORY



ORMOC BIKE TOUR

ORMOC CITY MEDICAL SOCIETY BIKE TOUR 2011
October 9, 2011 Sunday 7:00AM
Ormoc City, Phl.

Road Race 70KM
MTB Race 70KM
Route: Ormoc to Merida to Milagro

Fellowship & Lunch @ Badminton City, Linao, Ormoc City

Fees:
Road Race P300
MTB Race P200
Inclusive of shirt, lunch & snacks

Prizes:

Road Race
1st - P3,000.00
2nd - P2,000.00
3rd - P1,000.00
4th to 10th - medals

MTB Race
1st - P2,000.00
2nd - P1,000.00
3rd - P700.00
4th to 5th - P500.00

Details c/o Dr. Gatchalian 0928.507.2427, Tel 561.7937

RUN WITH THE TITANS

RUN WITH THE TITANS 2011
November 20, 2011 Sunday
Parkmall, Mandaue City

Categories & Fees:
15K Open P300.00
7K Open P250.00
3K Open P200.00
200m Springdale Grades 1 & 2
300m Springdale Grades 3 to 7
500m Springdale High School
7K Springdale Parents & Teachers

Register @
Parkmall, Mandaue City
Cebu Doctors University Hospital
Shell Station - Lahug

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CEBU CYCLING CRITERIUM 09.10.11

CEBU CYCLING CRITERIUM
September 10, 2011 Saturday
Reclamation, Mandaue City
CATEGORY A

Basirgo (right) wins the Cat A race



Cebu Elite Team used the criterium race as a warm up for the upcoming LBC Ronda Pilipinas.

Monday, September 12, 2011

CEBU CYCLING CRITERIUM 09.10.11

CEBU CYCLING CRITERIUM
September 10, 2011 Saturday
Reclamation, Mandaue City, Phl

CATEGORY C

Art Lambo (right) of VECO electrified the crowd on his way to capture 1st Place in Category C

JV Araneta (right), last week's Champion, leads in chasing the peloton

Junior cyclist Igi Maximo (right) desperately trying to "takdo" with the peloton again.

Raldy Vios (2nd right) seems to be in good form

Tata Codina leads the pack

Saturday, September 10, 2011

LBC RONDA PILIPINAS 2011 ROUTE

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LBC RONDA PILIPINAS KICK-OFF EVENT

TdM TRAINING RIDE

Who: Cyclists
What: Training Ride (Tempo) 100km @ 30kph
When: Sept 11, 2011 Sunday 6:30AM (prompt)
Where: Mc Donald's Mambaling

Distance: 100km
Terrain: relatively flat
Target Average Speed: 30kph +-3
Condition: non-stop riding (bring extra drinks/food)
Note: Motor Pacing is available

Route: South Cebu
Start @ McDo, set 0km in Mananga Bridge, Talisay
Right @ Naga Uling, turn around @ 3rd bridge, back to main highway
Right @ main Highway, towards San Fernando, Carcar, Sibonga, etc.
Turn around upon reaching 50km distance
Follow the route again
End of ride when 100km is completed
Ride safe

Join the ride!

Friday, September 09, 2011

WARRIOR 50

WARRIOR 50 ULTRAMARATHON
September 10, 2011 Saturday
Be Hotel, Mactan Island
Lapu-Lapu City, Phl.

Event: 50km

Categories:
Men & Women Open

OSMENA RUN

DON SERGIO OSMENA SR. MEMORIAL RUN
September 9, 2011 Friday
Cebu City, Phl

Events: 7.5km & 15km

Categories:
Men & Women Open
Masters 45-49, 50-59, 70-79

Prizes:
Awards up to the 15th placer

Sunday, September 04, 2011

CEBU CYCLING CRITERIUM 09.03.11

CEBU CYCLING CRITERIUM
Sept. 3, 2011 Saturday
Reclamation, Mandaue City

CATEGORY C


Going for the Pong-It points



Saturday, September 03, 2011

CEBU CYCLING CRITERIUM 09.03.11

CEBU CYCLING CRITERIUM
September 3, 2011
Reclamation, Mandaue City

CATEGORY C






 
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Friday, September 02, 2011

BIKE UNITED


October 21-23, 2011
Subic Bay, Philippines





Entry Fees:
Category 1: Free
Categories 2-4: P1,000.00/stage

News Articles:
Unilab Active Health Bike United at Subic - PhilStar 09.20.11

Thursday, September 01, 2011

TOUR OF MATABUNGKAY

TOUR OF MATABUNGKAY 2011
October 21-23, 2011
Lian, Batangas


Stage 1: Road Race 90km
October 21 Friday (morning)

Stage 2: Team Time Trial (TTT) 30km
October 21 Friday (afternoon)

Stage 3: Road Race 120km
October 22 Saturday

Stage 4: Individual Time Trial (ITT) 40km
October 23 Sunday