Pinoy riders outclass international teams at PRURide PH 2019

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 10, 2019 10:14 AM
Pinoy riders outclass international teams at PRURide PH 2019
Marcelo Felipe of 7-Eleven Cliqq Air21 Team was named overall champion of PRURide PH 2019 (7:57:15), followed by South African cyclist Brendon Davids of Oliver’s Real Food Team (7:58:02) and New Zealander cyclist Michael Vink of St. George Team (8:01:27).

Filipino cyclist Marcelo Felipe of 7-Eleven Cliqq Air21 Team was named overall champion of PRURide PH 2019 (7:57:15), followed by South African cyclist Brendon Davids of Oliver’s Real Food Team (7:58:02) and New Zealander cyclist Michael Vink of St. George Team (8:01:27).

Marcelo Felipe of 7-Eleven Cliqq Air21 Team

Felipe also bagged the titles for King of the Mountain and Best Filipino Rider, having gained a total of 16 UCI points at the affair.

Moreover, Filipino teams conquered the leaderboard of the General Team Classification, leading 22 other continental teams across Asia and Australia. Philippine Navy Standard Insurance bagged the team championship, followed by Go for Gold Continental Cycling Team and 7-11 CLIQQ AIR21.

Riders await the start of the PRURide PH 2019

Held on May 24-26 at Harbor Point, Subic, the cycling event was hosted by British life insurer Pru Life UK, featuring various races such as the UCI 2.2 Stage Race, Masters Race, Gran Fondo with 30, 60, and 100 kilometer rides, and an innovative virtual race.

Adding excitement to the event were the presence of PRURide PH ambassadors Zoren Legaspi, Gretchen Ho, and Kim Atienza, as well as Zumba sessions, Strider Cup, food booths, special bike rides, and an OPM concert with Gracenote and Callalily.

PRURide PH ambassadors Zoren Legaspi, Gretchen Ho, and Kim Atienza

Zumba Sessions

Special bike rides for kids

Callalily

Gracenote

Following the success of PRURide PH 2019 that kicked off in Filinvest, Alabang last April 7 with a Criterium race, Pru Life UK’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga looks forward to a bigger event next year. “We want to make sure that we’re at the level that is high enough in the UCI ranking but still allowing a lot of the local teams to participate. We still want, deep in our hearts, for the Pinoy teams to participate and win,” he said in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN Sports.

Pru Life UK’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga being interviewed by ABS-CBN Sports' Vince Velasco

“We want to help promote cycling as a way to be healthy, a way to conserve the environment, and decongest traffic. I do hope with the awareness we’re brewing, in due time, we’d be able to achieve those,” Tumbaga added.

 

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