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Ronda Pilipinas MeMOErial Ride

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Past LBC Ronda Pilipinas champions George Oconer (right), Ronald Oranza (middle) and Jan Paul Morales lead the Ronda MeMOErial ride in San Jose, Tarlac on Sunday

THE Ronda Pilipinas on Saturday held a tribute ride that started and ended at the Tarlac Recreational Park in San Jose, Tarlac for its late chairman Moe Chulani.

It was solemn event, dubbed “A MeMOErial Ride, A Ride for Moe,” that was attended by Mr. Chulani’s brother Ravinder, close friend and Ronda co-founder Dino Araneta and past champions Jan Paul Morales, Ronald Oranza, and George Oconer.

Approved by both the Inter-Agency Task Force and the local government of Tarlac, the tribute ride was participated in by teams from Navy-Standard Insurance, 7-Eleven, Go for Gold, Army-Bicycology, Tarlac, Placido Valdez’s developmental team and executive friends like Jeremy Go, Quin Baterna, Wilson Cheng, and Roland Cunanan among them.

“This is for Moe,” said Ronda project director Bernadette Guerrero.

Under Mr. Chulani’s leadership, Ronda has staged a total of 10 multi-stage races starting in 2011 that produced some of the best cyclists in the country today, including last year’s champion Oconer.

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Ronda organizers have deferred holding a race this year due to the pandemic.

But organizers announced there will be qualifying races late this year for the main event set on February next year.

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