Monday, November 28, 2011


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Published in The Freeman Newspaper on Nov. 28, 1011 Monday issue
by Manny B. Villaruel, Sports Editor

CEBU, Philippines - Cebu's top junior cyclist Luis Miguel "Igimax" Maximo of Cebu-YKK Bikes made a podium finish during Stage 1 of the Tour of Clark last Saturday at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

The 16-year-old Maximo placed fifth overall in the Juniors (20-under) category of the 10-kilometer Individual Time Trial. He finished the race in 14 minutes and 32 seconds behind Ryan Bravo of Team 7-Eleven (13:30), Wilfren Arabe of Zamba Cycling (14:15), Miguel Gonzales of Jac Motors (14:20) and Kenneth Balunsay of JGMC (14:25).

Multi-titled Cebuano junior cyclist Luis Miguel "Igimax"
Maximo (L) heads to the finish line during Stage 1, a 10-
kilometer individual time trial, of the Tour of Clark last
Saturday at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.  The
16-year-old Maximo finished overall in the juniors
(20-under) category. (The Freeman Newspaper)

Completing the top 10 finishers were Kenneth Lacuesta of 7Lakes (14:36), Angelo Pimentel of JGMC) (14:38), Allen Santiago of JGMC (14:39), Gian Casamayor of JGMC (14:44) and Ronald Lomotos of Zamba Cycling (15:00).

It was a big improvement for Igimax's time trial ability compared to his previous races.

The lone entry from Vis-Min region and three-time champion in the 15-under division of the 2010 Philippine Premiere Cycling League used a bike designed by James Montecillo of YKK Trading.

Aside from that, his bike is also made of Ridley Dean frame, Token T50S wheels, Campagnolo groupset and Vision tri bars.

In adherence to the mandate of UCI (World Cycling Federation), the Student Council president of PAREF-Springdale utilized junior restricted gears. - THE FREEMAN

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