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.
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, Ryan Mendoza, who is now part of the regular force of the Philippine Air Force and Vilma Lago, a homemaker.
Larga Pilipinas 2nd Salvo was initially set on 7 October 2018. However, due to the unexpected withdrawal of a significant organizer's support, Larga Pilipinas had resorted to rescheduling the event on 28 October 2018.
The Tour of Matabungkay (TOM), one of the biggest and longest-running amateur cycling competitions in the Philippines, has been in full swing for fourteen years.