LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2020 Titleholder George Luis Oconer developed his interest in cycling through his dad, Norberto Oconer, the 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Olympian Norberto Oconer.
She has been in a cycling career for nearly ten years. Though, Hualda, in an instance in her life, moonlighted as Call Center manager. Early in her sports career, she took national level coaching and refereeing, becoming the youngest Judo Coach and Referee.
The Tour of Matabungkay remains the country’s reputable amateur cycling competition, raising awareness on cycling and encouraging emerging cyclists to develop their skills and talent in the said sport.
The Philippine Navy all-rounder, El Joshua Cariño, is the 21st Pangasinan cycling great since his province mate Rufino Gabot won the cycling championship in the eight-day Tour of Luzon in 1957. Since then, the next races have marked the domination of Pangasinenses in Philippine cycling history.