GO FOR GOLD CLIMBER: JERICHO LUCERO

The 20-year-old Go For Gold Continental rider Jericho Lucero, who hails from Caloocan City, was born on 21 November 1999 in Barangay Sapang Palay, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

He is the second among four children that include his brother Jhon Byron Lucero, a budding cyclist of Go For Gold.

Through listening from the cycling coverage at an early age, his first interest and awareness in cycling developed. Though cycling was not his first liking.

In 2016, Lucero, along with George Luis Oconer, set his sights on joining the LBC Ronda Pilipinas Trial. At that time, the passionate lad liked to give professional cycling a shot. Needless to say, his endeavor paid off as the summer spectacle qualified him alongside his supportive friends.

Later, Go For Gold Coach Edz Hualda scouted the then underaged but promising Jericho Lucero, and advised the fledgling apprentice to observe and wait his turn.

On 30 December 2017, Lucero joined the one-day Tawau Cycling Challenge in Malaysia, a non-UCI competition, under Junior Category. After the race, the whole team celebrated the new year aboard an airliner during the team’s return flight.

Tawau Cycling Challenge in Malaysia in 2017

In the same year, Lucero joined LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2017.

The following year, Lucero became LBC Ronda Pilipinas’ 2018 third best young rider in stage race.

In 2019, Jericho Lucero took part in PRUride PH, his first UCI race, held at SBMA, Zambales. Jericho Lucero placed third in the U23 Category while his teammate Daniel Ven Cariño was declared the three-day race champion in the U23 Category of that UCI 2.2 race.

Daniel Ven Cariño is flanked by a Korean rider and teammate Jericho Lucero

In turn, Lucero joined several UCI 2.2 races in 2019:

  • Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Asian Cycling Championships in Uzbekistan
  • Tour de Singkarak and Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen in Indonesia
  • Cuộc đua xe đạp “Về Điện Biên Phủ năm in Vietnam, which he placed second at the final stage, and
  • Tour de Linggarjati in Indonesia.

Early in 2020, he joined the UCI 2.2 race in Cambodia Bay Cycling Tour.

Cambodia Bay Cycling Tour

In February of the same year, he competed at LBC Ronda Pilipinas Anniversary Race.


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