LBC Ronda Pilipinas’ two-time overall titlist, Santy ‘El Capitan 4T” Barnachea, will steer his new cycling team, Excellent Noodles, into getting desired results this coming LBC Ronda Pilipinas eleventh edition.
Contrary to the rumor that the four-time national cycling tour champion bids for the 3rd Ronda crown, Barnachea has confirmed that he will only serve as a domestique for the 8-man budding cycling team to guide them individually to perform their tasks and skills in general.
In the know, the retired Navy enlisted personnel, Santy Barnachea, the country’s winningest professional cyclist, is the most seasoned cyclist and the second oldest rider in the tournament after SSgt Reynaldo Navarro of the Philippine Army Cycling Team, a former cycling tour champion, in LBC Ronda Pilipinas’ latest edition. In the same way, Barnachea and Navarro are province mates and former Marlboro Tour International teammates and members of the Philippine national cycling team.
In a nutshell, some cycling pundits considered Barnachea as a tactician and unpredictable rider who can usher his team to either individual triumph or team honor. He can quickly execute tactics he learned in his 25 years in a professional cycling race if the need arises, given his being a Marlboro Tour veteran and its last edition 3rd runner-up.
By the same token, the 46-year-old Excellent Noodles’ team captain is among the 21 Pangasinan cycling champions who brought honor and fame to the province, hailed as the cradle of Philippine cycling.
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