Domestique rider Jhon Byron Lucero is the unheralded rider of Go For Gold Team.
On 22 June 2001, the third-born child of Alvin Lucero, a barber and Analyn Lucero, an OFW in Saudi Arabia, was born in Barangay Sapang Palay, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan.
Jhon Byron Lucero is the younger brother of Go For Gold rider Jericho Lucero, also the former’s teammate.
Like other cyclists, Jhon Byron started his inclination for cycling when his father purchased him a mountain bike when he was just fourteen years old.
As an aspiring cyclist back then, he prepared himself earnestly to joining professional cycling in the future by training himself in some completely off the beaten track and mountainous regions in Luzon, like Norzagaray in Bulacan, Bugarin in Rizal, and the Sierra Madre mountain range.
Jhon Byron Lucero’s inclusion in Go For Gold Team is a product of his elder brother’s willpower.
In 2016, Go For Gold Coach Edz Hualda vowed to draft the younger Lucero if Jericho Lucero would win the Sual Pangasinan Race Cup U21 stage race.
Fortunately, Jericho Lucero subjugated rivals and decisively won the said competition. Assuredly, Edz Hualda made good on her promise and drafted the promising Jhon Byron to the team.
His first remarkable feat as Go for Gold rookie was when he bagged the U23 Championship at the Grand Shimano Race in Sual, Pangasinan, in 2019.
In the same year, the domestique pedaler grabbed the U23 third overall general classification in Tour of Matabungakay 2019.
Likewise, Lucero became the fourth overall in the general classification in Philcycling-National Youth and Juniors Championship Junior Category stage one race held in Tagaytay City.
Also, the Go For Gold starter participated in various cycling races here and abroad, to wit:
- 2019 Tour de DMZ South Korea
- 2019 Tour de Linggarjati 2019, a non-UCI race, in Indonesia
- Tour of Pines 2019 Vuelta Dagupan
- 2020 LBC Ronda Pilipinas
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