Published in Cebu Daily Newspaper on May 4, 2013 Friday
by Jonas Panerio, Correspondent
Rick Gabuya, Sports Editor
THIRTEEN-YEAR OLD Ana Patricia Maximo is starting to make a name for herself as she established a milestone of national proportions during the Pilipinas Cycling League's Tour of Clark, which was held over the weekend at the Clark Air Field in Angeles City.
Maximo is the younger sister of champion junior cyclist Luis Miguel Maximo of the Ateneo de Manila University. This time, the younger Maximo stepped out of her brother's shadow and became the youngest lady biker to compete in the said event, wherein she won the title in the youth girls 12-15 class' 10km individual time trial.
Maximo navigated the two-loop race in 18 minutes and 10 seconds and had an averaged speed of 30 kilometers per hour and a maximum speed of 41 kph achieved in downhill routes.
A day before the race, she also competed in the international Asian Triathlon Championships, bagging a respectable eight place finish in the 350-meter swim, 10-km bike and 2.5-km run in the Mini-Sprint Girls 13-14 division held in the nearby Subic Bay Freeport, Olongapo City, Zambales.
Maximo is currently attending the TRAP Triathlon Camp for the national youth development pool under coach Melvin Fausto and organized by president Tom Carrasco./CORRESPONDENT JONAS PANERIO