17 May 2013

Tour of Subic draws huge field

MANILA - Close to 300 cyclists representing the country’s varied sports clubs slug it out for top honors in the Aboitiz Power Tour of Subic firing off at 7 a.m. tomorrow at the Subic Bay Freeport in Subic.

Organized by Bike King, headed by Raul Cuevas, the first day of action will have the 20km individual time trial which will start along Argonaut Highway. A total of 135 participants have listed for the 20km ITT. In the afternoon, the 40km criterium will be held utilizing the NCT road.

Race criterium for female have been set for 2 p.m. followed by Category 4 participants (3 p.m.) and Category 3 participants (4 p.m.).

On the final day (May 19) of the event sponsored by SN Aboitiz Power, Unilab Active Health, ORBEA, Corima, Crystal Clear, GARMIN, Pocari Sweat, Mini Cooper and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), the 90km RR will commence at 6 a.m.

Participants will start from the Travelers Hotel.

The awards rites will be held at the Rialto Ballroom of Travelers Hotel. At stake are specially designed trophies and gift items four units of Garmin Edge 500 to be raffled off.

The event is backed by Aboitiz Power for the 3rd year in a row and it continues to attract the participation of top executive teams such as Aboitiz Power Cycling Team, Von Dutch, PLDT Bike King, Fitness First, Franzia Wine and David Salon’s Cycling Team. A total of 273 participants have listed, including 34 females. For the complete list of Participants, Race Schedule, Race map and weather information, please visit the event website at www.bikekingphilippines.com. (The Philippine Star)