GO FOR GOLD TIME TRIALIST: MARCRYAN LAGO

Go For Gold Time Trialist Marcryan Lago was born on 13 July 2001 in Taguig City. Lago is the fifth among the eight children of the first Filipino gold medalist in Duathlon, Mr. Ryan Mendoza, who is now part of the regular force of the Philippine Air Force and Ms. Vilma Lago, a homemaker.

His cycling desire started in 2015.

Early on, Marcryan Lago joined several amateur races in Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Laguna.

After he graduated in high school in 2018, Lago intently focused his career in cycling.

Months later, on 22 September 2018, Lago conquered the Larga Pilipinas Opening Salvo U21 Category, held in Marikina Heights.

His initial victory in Larga Pilipinas’ criterium race in Marikina City ushered in competing in the next major cycling races.

Subsequently, his cycling career once again flourished as the Caviteño rider was proclaimed the first-ever Philcyling-Go For Gold National Youth and Juniors Championship Junior Category race and Individual Time Trial champion held in Batangas and Cavite Province.

Among the top five winners of the National Youth and Juniors Championship handpicked by sports patron, Jeremy Randell Go in November 2018.

Among the top five winners of the National Youth and Juniors Championship handpicked by sports patron, Jeremy Randell Go in November 2018.

The noteworthy epic finish of the two junior riders, Marcryan Lago and Efren Reyes Jr, during the first-ever PhilCycling-Go For Gold National Youth and Juniors Championship, staged on 22 November 2018, in Batangas Province had become one of the sought-after and trending cycling videos on Facebook in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Correspondingly, the promising and hell-bent pedaler competed in one of the longest-running amateur cycling competitions in the country, Tour of Matabungkay, in 2018 and 2019.

  • Second overall general classification, open amateur, Tour of Matabungkay 2018
  • Second overall general classification, open amateur, Tour of Matabungkay 2019

In 2019, the Go For Gold time trialist took part in several international races in Asia, such as:

  • Junior Category Champion, 2019 Tour de Linggarjati in Indonesia
  • Fifth Place, Individual Time Trial, 2019 Asian Cycling Championships in Uzbekistan
  • Fifth Place, Stage 5, 2019 Korea DMC Tour in 2019

Furthermore, Marcryan Lago participated in other international cycling races in Indonesia and Cambodia:

  • 2019 Asian Track Cycling Championships in Indonesia
  • 2020 Tour of Cambodia UCI 2.2 Race
2019 Asian Track Cycling Championships in Indonesia

Before the government called off sporting events like cycling competitions because of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, Marcryan Lago had finally competed against the professional and seasoned riders in LBC Ronda Pilipinas for the first time in his professional career—a dream come true for the Caviteño rider.


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