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.
Seven cyclists comprised of five Greeks, one German and a British participated in the 87-km Athens-Marathon-Athens men's road race on 12 April 1896.
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.
After finishing the 1,3410 kilometers scheduled for this year's race, LBC Ronda Pilipinas finally concluded in the Heritage City of the Philippines, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.
Santy Barnachea initiated the attack, but TCL rider Kenneth Solis and four others overpowered his pace after the former lost the grip and bogged out in the last 500 meters of LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2020 penultimate stage.
The 21-year-old Go For Gold youngster, Daniel Ven Cariño, rules the 170 km-LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2020 Queen stage and recoups the U23 leadership in Baguio City.
Former LBC Ronda Pilipinas back-to-back champion and stage 7 winner Jan Paul Morales snatched the victory over his closest rivals in LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2020 in the Capital City of Nueva Ecija.
The Philippine Navy Standard Insurance Team led by the 34-year-old and former LBC Ronda Pilipinas back-to-back champion (2016-2017) Jan Paul Morales once again performed another electrifying and overpowering victory by dominating the predominantly flat route, 112-km stage 6, Tarlac To Tarlac path, of LBC Ronda Pilipinas anniversary race in Tarlac Province.
History unfolded as the original 6-man PNSI leaders appeared and completed the race in bunch finish—the first in the history of Philippine cycling race—in the same clocking of 3 hours 12 minutes and 50 seconds.