11 July 2012

2nd Aboitiz Power Tour held in Subic Freeport

Subic Bay once again played host to another exciting race as the 2nd Aboitiz Power Tour of Subic concluded here over the weekend.

The two-day biking event organized by Bike King in cooperation with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) attracted more than 300 cyclists who competed in four race categories.

The biking event, which followed the highly successful Century Tuna 5i50 Triathlon on June 24, further reaffirmed Subic’s reputation as a sports venue of choice, said SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia.

“Subic offers sports enthusiasts and event organizers a challenging environment for different sporting activities. You can go biking, trekking, running, swimming, diving, or boating here and you’d have a wide variety of areas where you can conduct the races,” Garcia said.

In last Sunday’s bike races, tricycle driver Jason Banate placed first in the 90-kilometer men’s road race, finishing the course in 2 hours, 27 minutes and 28 seconds.

Banate, who represented the Arts, Business and Science Professionals (ABS) Party list, had to borrow a mountain bike in order to join the race and surprised everyone by beating some of the more experienced racers.

Meanwhile, Ricky Calla of Team Von Dutch placed second in the road race with a time of 2:30:56, while Robert de los Reyes of Team VG & E Trading finished third with 2:30:56.

In the women’s 90-kilometer road race, Nora Senn, an accomplished triathlete and marathoner from Switzerland, emerged victorious by finishing at 2:49:31.

For the men’s team category, Team Von Dutch bagged the top slot, clocking in at 4:20:49.

On the other hand, BGC Multisport team bannered by Monica Torres, Kim Mangrobang and LC Langit, won the female team division with 1:03:13.

The event was also sponsored by Unilab Active Health, Pocari Sweat, TIMEX, 3rd District of Bohol, Crystal Clear Water, Subic Holiday Villas and Orbea Corima. (FMD/MPD-SBMA)
Members of the Von Dutch squad race to the finish during the two-day Aboitiz Tour of Subic where they ruled the men’s team division.