Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Published in Sun Star Cebu Newspaper on June 29, 2010 Tuesday issue
by Marian Baring, Asst Sports Editor
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor

CEBUANO junior cyclist Luis Miguel "Igi" Maximo snagged second place in the Individual Time Trial of the Tour of Clark, the fourth leg of the Philippine Premiere Cycling League, last Sunday at the Clark Freeport Zone.

Maximo, the 15-year-old cyclist of Springdale School, finished 44 seconds after RP junior triathlete Allen Santiago.

Maximo posted 15 minutes 14.90 seconds in the 10.6-kilometer event. Santiago registered a better time of 14:32.91. Rudolph Carolino of Dagupan City finished third in 15:45.47.

Maximo's father Jonathan said Igi could have finished better had he not been overcome by fatigue.

"He was slower compared to his previous local ITT races here in Cebu. Fatigue was the culprit. We underestimated the travel time and traffic from Manila to Clark. We arrived at around midnight and had to assemble the bike so Igi had to sleep by 2 a.m. and wake up early for the 7 a.m. race. Wala pa kasugod ang lumba, na laspag na," said Jonathan.

Igi, however, said he was satisfied with his results.

"It was a good thing I was able to hold on to second place in spite of the unfavorable conditions. Bawi na lang next time," said Igi.

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