Published in Sun Star Newspaper on April 23, 2012 Monday issue
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor
SIXTEEN-year old Cebuano Luis Miguel "Igimax" Maximo joined the Pilipinas Cycling League Eagleridge Cycling Classic over the weekend in Cavite.
Igimax was the lone entry from Cebu in the Juniors 17-18 category that took cyclists in two grueling stages - a 30-kilometer Criterium Race and a 20-km Individual Time Trial (ITT) around the hot and humid conditions in Eagleridge Golf and Country Club. (PR)
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Phil Star. “Ito talaga ang inaabangan kong lap. Pangako ko sa sarili ko at sa coach, floating muna ako sa patag dahil dito sa Baguio magkaalaman at magkakainan ng oras (I made a promise to myself and my coach that I will make my move in this lap after floating in the flat roads of the first three stages. I knew that this was where the race will ultimately be decided),” said Calderon, whose stage win completed the Filipinos’ romp in all but one of the four laps in this bikathon that started up north in Sta. Ana, Cagayan... Read more
Sun Star Cebu. In those halcyon days, the day the Tour would pass in our hometown in Pangasinan, I’d take a bath early and next race to the plaza to await the cyclists whiz by on their way to Dagupan City from Tarlac or Malolos, Bulacan, maybe.
They were but a blur, yes, but the thrill of watching them was unmatched, as if their passing was magic without explanation.
PhilStar. Querimit, the Pozzorubio, Pangasinan pride, joined seven others in breaking away from the peloton entering the last 60 kms at Quezon town. He wisely conserved his energy up until the last 200 meters where he made one final push to overtake Lim and the rest of the pursuers in a sprint to the finish line in front of Isabela State U.
Lim, bronze medalist in last year’s Asian Junior Cycling Championships, was given the same time as Scholz, Joel Calderon of Mail and More, and Bradeley Hall of Plan B.
“Sa likod lang ako, nagpapahinga para sa sprint kasi alam ko ang lalakas rumemate ng kalaban. Nag-exert ako sa finish line at successful naman ang remate ko sa last 500 meters (I was lurking and conserving energy for the spring to the finish line and my effort to bolt away in the last 500-m paid off,” Querimit said... Read more