by leonard paul palo
BMX dirt racing maybe introduced in the coming Araw ng Davao ‘Mayor Sara Duterte and Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte’ Cycling Challenge which rolls into action in Langub, in Barangay Magtu-od on March 26.
This was bared by PhilCycling (Integrated Cycling Federation of the Philippines) VP for Sou-thern Mindanao Salvador ‘Jun’ Paholio Jr. to the Mirror the other day citing that the race course for the supposed BMX competi-tion still has to be surveyed and checked to determine if its suitable for the riders, who might have to maneu-ver thru the track slalom style (mass start). Also, safety precautions and gear need to be fitted for the course and the partici-pants.
“Titingnan pa namin uli ang race course and we have to make sure that everything is ok and kayang daanan ng mga riders,” Paholio said. It can be recalled that in the recent Asian Games, the country bagged its first and only gold medal in the BMX racing event courtesy of Fil-Am Danny Caluag. Cycling officials are also looking to train and come up with the same caliber of riders who are equally skilled but home grown in Philippine soil.
Meanwhile, the early registrants for the U-19 Road and Mountain Bike events are Sophia Pslam Belican, Cristina Francisca Fuertes, Alexie Margaret Gunhuran, Juana Emelia Fortich and seasoned competitors Angelica and Myra Regina Acedo.
The other results:
GIRLS BORN 2000 (U17) – Futsal
Champion – Philippine College of Technology
1st Runner up – San Isidro – Davao Oriental
2nd Runner up – Mati City
MIXED BORN 2006 (U11)
Champion – Crocs FC
1st Runner up – Southshield FC
2nd Runner up – Rovers FC
BOYS BORN 2002 (U15)
Champion – Black Knights FC
1st Runner up – Philippine College of Technology
2nd Runner up – Crocs FC
BOYS BORN 2000 (U17)
Champion – Mintal Interage FC
1st Runner up – Davao Del Sur FC
2nd Runner up – Higala FC (Cagayan De Oro)
GIRLS BORN 2004 (U13)
Champion – Ateneo De Davao University
1st Runner up – Khanj FC
2nd Runner up – Maco FC
BOYS BORN 2004 (U13)
Champion – DAVRAA Team
1st Runner up – Governor Generoso
2nd Runner up – Anakk Padada FC