According to a reliable source, the Team Nueva Ecija (TNE) pedal pusher, Xyrus de la Cruz, is, unfortunately, one of the two promising U-23 TNE riders involved in a crash with a counterflowing jeepney that dodged marshalls ten kilometers to the finish. Dela Cruz flew through the air while his rookie teammate John Patrick Pagtalunan immediately recovered, got off and completed the lightning team race.
The nineteen-year-old Talavera native, pedaling an Elves-sponsored bike, is now in good condition and sustains a leg injury and scars after colliding head-on with an errant and intractable jeepney driver.
Similarly, he is an active member of 7-Eleven by Road Bike Philippines.
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