Placido Valdez is revered as the first-rate Marlboro Tour legend, never to win a single Tour.
Sixty-two riders including four professional superteams such as Philippine Navy Standard Insurance, Go For Gold, 7-Eleven and Excellent Noodles, accepted the highly anticipated Excellent Noodles sponsored-cycling challenge, mustered in Baywalk Lingayen on 19 December 2021.
Rufino Gabot, the Tour of Luzon second edition overall champion in 1957 and acclaimed as Pangasinan's first professional cycling champion
The flamboyant and outspoken three-time tour champion, Jesus Aquino Garcia, Jr., is among the most revered legendary cyclists this country has produced. The all-rounder team captain has been known for his physicality, historically leading his teammates to overall leadership sixfold in his cycling career.
Unknown to other cycling buffs, my father, Mr. Ed Badua, originally known as "M2" (Mobil Unit No. 2) and partnered with Mr. Earl Sapelino (M1), Mr. Barr Samson and Mr. Bal Domingo, in the 1970s and 1980s, used to cover the famed Tour of Luzon and Marlboro Tour and was part of the cycling entourage in the embryonic years of Philippine cycling.