OVER 3,000 professional and recreational cyclists joined one of the largest bike events of the year, the 7-Eleven Tour 2019 which took place last April 7.
The event saw elite and weekend cyclists bike from Clark Global City passing through Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), then to Subic and back.
7-Eleven Tour 2019 drew cyclists of all ages, from as young as 16 years of age to cyclists as old as 75 years.
Participants raced on either the 48-kilometer or 106-kilometer course.
Each course posed different challenges depending on the skill level of the participant, and though the route was quite difficult at times, participants of the 7-Eleven Tour 2019 enjoyed the scenic views in Central Luzon as they passed through via the SCTEX.
The 48-kilometer category’s turnaround point was in Floridablanca in Pampanga while the 106-kilometer category’s turnaround point was in Tipo in Zambales.
Mark John Galedo was named the overall winner of the 7-Eleven Tour 2019.
He finished with a time of 2 hours, 29 minutes, and 48 seconds, taking home a P20,000 cash prize.
Meanwhile, Michael Jan Farre and Rench Michael Bondoc clinched the second and third spots, both clocking in at 2 hours, 29 minutes and 53 seconds.
VIBRANT CYCLING COMMUNITY
“We are heartened by the outcome of Tour 2019,” Philippine Seven Corporation President and CEO Jose Victor Paterno said.
“This is a testament to the vibrant cycling community here in the Philippines, one we have proudly supported over the years. We believe that events such as the 7-Eleven Tour 2019 contribute greatly to the training of professional cyclists and the discovery of young and up-and-coming athletes that can hopefully bring greater pride to our country. Aside from this, the event is the perfect opportunity for recreational cyclists to have an enjoyable ride while taking in the sights of Central Luzon,” Mr. Paterno added.
The 7-Eleven Tour was made possible in partnership with NLEX, SCTEX, and Clark Global City.