The Uling Classic Road Race, organized by Ome Rodriguez of Cebu Cycling, is a two-stage road cyling event held in the Queen City of the South. Stage 1 is the 10-lap Criterium Race around the SRP Lantaw in Cebu City. Shown below is the Men 40 & Above Category race:
Right at flag-off, the cyclists, initiated by Art Lambo, attacked the field.
A 3-man breakaway was formed in the early part of the race.
The main peloton was composed and just let the break get away.
The youngest participant, 16-year old female cyclist Ica Maximo (right), powered by YKKBikes
, drafts behind the duo of Dr. Jonathan Simbajon (left) and Ome Rodriguez (middle)
Philip Sainz of Ormoc City (left) attempts to chase the breakaway with Boy Pagnanawon (2nd left) reacting to the move.
Ica Maximo, with her trusted Token T38 tubular wheels, stood up to give a chase too.
Sainz (3rd left) and Pagnanawon (2nd left) successfully bridges the gap, putting pressure in the breakaway group.
Icamax, riding a Ridley Liz bike and without let up, continues to chase the peloton.
57-year old Boy Pagnanawon (right), the ex-pro former Marlboro Tour champion, pulls the breakaway to the finish line. Pagnanawon eventually won the race over Philip Sainz in a very close sprint finish.