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Go for Gold out to challenge Ronda Pilipinas favorites

Feb 15, 2020 - 9:34 PM

Daniel Ven Carino, Jonel Carcueva, and Isamel Grospe Jr banner Go for Gold’s bid in the decade-old road cycling competition

ROAD WARRIORS. The 10th edition of Ronda Pilipinas kicks off this February in Sorsogon. File photo

Olympic hopeful Daniel Caluag grabs BMX racing silver

Dec 10, 2019 - 3:22 PM

After a heartbreaking start to his SEA Games campaign, Filipino BMX star Daniel Caluag bounces back and clinches a silver

Daniel Patrick Caluag of the Philippines bags silver against Thailand during the finals of the BMX race cycling event of the 30th SEA Games at the BMX Track, Tagaytay City Centrum on December 10, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Apologetic cycling champ Jermyn Prado rides to gold-silver finishes

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Quezon native Jermyn Prado picks up gold and silver medals in the 2019 SEA Games women's cycling road events

WINNING RIDE. Filipino cyclist Jermyn Prado lands on the podium twice in two days. Photo by Leigh Nald Cabildo/Rappler

PH cyclists pedal to mountain bike sweep

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) James Derick Farr and Lea Denise Belgira complete a Philippine sweep of the 2019 SEA Games mountain bike downhill event

MUCH DESERVED. Cyclist James Derick Farr adds to the Philippines’ golden haul. Photo by Leigh Nald Cabildo/Rappler

Filipino cyclists still in search for gold

Dec 02, 2019 - 9:47 AM

Niño Surban grabs a silver while EJ Flores and Avegail Rombaon settle for bronze medals in the mountain bike cross-country event

IN THE RUNNING. The Philippines secure podium finishes in the mountain bike cross-country cycling. Photo by Leigh Nald Cabildo/Rappler

Bernal wraps up 'incredible' Tour de France triumph

Jul 28, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Only needing to cross the finish line in the final stage, 22-year-old Egan Bernal is poised to become the youngest Tour de France champion in more than a century

CHAMPION-IN-WAITING. Egan Bernal is set to become the first Columbian to win the world’s most popular cycling tour. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Galedo leads ITT winners in national cycling championships

Jul 24, 2019 - 6:31 PM

John Mark Lexer Galedo rules the men's elite as the girls of Standard Insurance sweep the women’s category of the individual time trial races

WINNING WAYS. Women elite champion Jermyn Prado (right) and her Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance teammates (from left) Marella Salamat (runner-up women elite), Kate Yasmin Velasco (under-23 titlist) and Maritoni Krogg (junior winner) celebrate their team’s triumphant run. Photo release

Dutch cyclist Meijers wins 10th Le Tour de Filipinas; top Pinoy finishes 11th

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:29 PM

Jeroen Meijers clinches his 2nd Union Cycliste International (UCI) title in the 10th Le Tour de Filipinas

BACK ON TOP. Jeroen Meijers takes home the 10th Le Tour de Filipinas crown. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Aussies nab 2nd straight leg as foreigners dominate Le Tour Stage 4

Jun 17, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Jesse Coyle rules the grueling Legazpi-Sorsogon leg after teammate Samuel Hill topped Stage 3

ENDGAME. Le Tour de Filipinas enters its fifth and final stage. Pool photo

Aussie rider wins Le Tour Stage 3 on late run

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Samuel Hill nabs his first-ever stage win in a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)-sanctioned event

TOPPER. Australian Samuel Hill cruises to his first win in a UCI-sanctioned event. Photo from release

Malaysian clubs top Le Tour Stage 2, PH’s Morales nabs 4th place

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:46 AM

German Mario Vogt tops Stage 2 of the 10th Le Tour de Filipinas as national team cyclist Jan Paul Morales barely misses a podium finish

GRUELING. Stage 3 of Le Tour de Filipinas gets going Sunday from  Daet, Camarines Norte to Legazpi City, Albay. Photo release

Dutchman rules Le Tour Stage 1 as 2018 champ Cariño bottoms out

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Jeroen Meijers of Taiyuan Miogee Team rules Stage 1 as top locals El Joshua Cariño and Ronald Oranza bomb out

Le Tour de Filipinas 10th edition kicks off

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:51 PM

From the hilly roads in Tagaytay to Mount Mayon in Albay, the Le Tour de Filipinas marks a decade of racing with a historic route

COUNTRY'S COLORS. Jhon Mark Camingao, Jan Paul Marales, Ronald Oranza, Junrey Navarra, and El Joshua Cariño of Team Navy lead the Philippines' campaign. Photo release

USA's cycling world champ Kelly Catlin dead at 23

Mar 11, 2019 - 12:05 PM

The three-time world champion dies in an apparent suicide in her on-campus residence at the Stanford University

GONE TOO SOON. Kelly Catlin was a member of the American team that won 3 straight world championships from 2016 to 2018. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

PH caps Asian Para Games campaign with golden spree

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The country hikes its gold medal haul to 10 – a major turnaround from its zero-gold finish in previous editions

CHAMP. Arthus Bucay races his way to a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Philippine Sports Commission

Fil-Italian rider triumphs in 2018 Batang Pinoy cycling

Sep 18, 2018 - 10:40 PM

Marc Van Louie Baluyut hopes to surpass the records of his father who was a former national rider

DEBUT. Fil-Italian Marc Van Louie Baluyut claims his first Batang Pinoy gold. Photo courtesy of Philippine Sports Commission

Filipina BMX rider Sienna Fines eyes Olympic dream

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The 19-year-old BMX rookie calls out for support as she bids to qualify to the 2020 Olympics

RISING ROOKIE. Sienna Fines finishes 5th out 10 in her first Asian Games stint. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Why is ‘Ponga’ printed on BMX rider Daniel Caluag’s jersey?

Aug 26, 2018 - 9:11 AM

Many wondered why a different name was printed on the jersey of the BMX bronze medalist

DEDICATION. Daniel Caluag dedicates the name on his jersey to his coach who has done a lot for Philippine Cycling. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Daniel Caluag fails to defend Asian Games BMX title

Aug 25, 2018 - 12:38 PM

The 2014 lone Philippine gold medalist settles for bronze this time

Daniel Caluag delivers the country's seventh bronze medal. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Daniel Caluag all set to defend BMX Asiad title

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Philippine gold-medal hope Daniel Caluag says he's more conditioned to race now than he was for the 2014 Asian Games

GOLDEN HOPE. Philippine BMX riders (from left) Sienna Elaine Fines, Daniel Caluag and his brother Christopher John Caluag hope to add to the country’s golden haul. Photo by Asian Games media pool

Daniel Caluag still a go for 2018 Asian Games

Aug 11, 2018 - 5:49 PM

PhilCycling quells talks that the Asian BMX cycling champion won't be around to defend his title

CHAMPION BIKER. Daniel Caluag, seen during the 2012 Summer Olympics, brings home a bronze in the 29th SEA Games. File photo by Odd Anderson/AFP

The week in photos: July 28-August 3, 2018

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIETNAM ATTRACTION. Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang on July 31, 2018.  Photo by Linh Pham/AFP

Thomas fulfills childhood dream of winning Tour de France

Jul 30, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Geraint Thomas, a 32-year-old Welshman, became the third Briton to win the fabled race after four-time and defending champion Chris and Bradley Wiggins

CHAMP. Tour de France 2018 winner Great Britain's Geraint Thomas (center), wearing a Welsh flag and the overall leader's yellow jersey, second-placed Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin (left) and third-placed Great Britain's Christopher Froome celebrate on the podium after the 21st and last stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race. Photo by Stephane Mantey/pool/AFP photo

Fil-Am cyclist Rivera defends RideLondon crown

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The Team Sunweb rider is one of the favorites to win the 2018 Classique

TITLE DEFENSE. Coryn Rivera will be up against the cream of the crop in world cycling. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Girl power: Filipina cyclists headline PH delegation in RideLondon

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Jermyn Prado and Jeremy Maraña reigned supreme in the PRUride PH 2018’s Philippine National Road Race Championships

GIRL POWER. Jermyn Prado (left) and Jeremy Maraña represent the Philippines in what is billed as the world's largest cycling festival. Photo by Carla Molina

Dutch may soon pay workers using pedal-power

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Bicycle-mad Netherlands already counts more than 22 million cycles in a country of 17 million, and it also has tens of thousands of dedicated bicycle paths criss-crossing its flat polders and canals

PEDAL POWER. File photo shows a view of a canal in Amsterdam with a woman on a bicycle. Photo by Aurore Belot/AFP

I'm so sorry: 5 memorable sporting apologies

Mar 30, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Here are 5 high-profile incidents of athletes apologizing

ADMISSION. Photo illustration showing a woman watches on her computer as Oprah Winfrey interviews cyclist Lance Armstrong about doping while competing professionally in the sport, as seen from Washington, DC, on January 17, 2013. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

[Gameplan] First-timers try indoor cycling

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Squeeze in a workout and burn those holiday calories away with indoor cycling!

Hunger for competition drove Coryn Rivera to world tour cycling

Jan 18, 2018 - 4:14 PM

Rivera's 71 national US titles are a product of her self-motivated dream of joining the ranks of the world's top cyclists

WHEEL KEEPS TURNING. Coryn Rivera chose the path of college as she recovered from a devastating head injury, but watching reruns of races only made her more eager to compete. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Fil-Am world tour cyclist Coryn Rivera to participate in her first PH race

Jan 08, 2018 - 4:59 PM

One of the world's best cyclists is here in Philippines for her first PRUride PH 2018 race

WORLD TOUR ATHLETE. Coryn Rivera owes her success to her parents Wally and Lina Rivera, who always give their 110% support for her passion. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Tour de France winner Froome failed drugs test during Vuelta – UCI

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:09 PM

(UPDATED) The British Team Sky rider had twice the permitted level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his body

POSITIVE. In this file photo, Christopher Froome (C) celebrates on the podium on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, July 24, 2016 between Chantilly and Champs-Elysees. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

PH nabs golds in ASEAN Para Games swimming, cycling

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Philippine Swimming adds 2 golds and 1 bronze, while Cycling bags their first gold

SWIMMING GOLD. Ernie Gawilan defended his title in the 400 m freestyle S8 event after registering 4:57.49 on the board.

Tour on two wheels: Seeing Iloilo City's historic sights by bike

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:40 PM

A local biking community hopes to promote cycling by holding visi tours – a tour by bike to the famed tourist spots of the city

NIGHT RIDE. Members of the iFOLD biking group regularly hold night rides to explore the city. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi killed in training crash

Apr 22, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The veteran cyclist collides with a van while out training on his bike for next month s Giro d Italia

TRAGEDY. The fatal crash happened on a crossroad near his home in central Italy and he leaves behind a wife and two children. Photo by Bert de Boer from Wikimedia Commons/Flickr

PH bet Jennica Sanchez eliminated from 'Asia's Next Top Model' cycle 5

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Jennica is the second contestant from the Philippines to be eliminated in the show

PH's Anjelica Santillan is eliminated from 'Asia's Next Top Model' cycle 5

Apr 05, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Anjelica is the first contestant eliminated this season

Jan Paul Morales crowned 2017 Ronda Pilipinas champion

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Morales becomes the first ever back to back champion in the annual competition considered the biggest cycling race in the Philippines

CHAMP. Race director Jingo Hervas (L), project director Moe Chulani (second from left), Morales and administrative director Badet Guerrero at Ronda Pilipinas 2017. Photo from press release

Meet the PH contestants on 'Asia's Next Top Model' cycle 5

Mar 02, 2017 - 12:19 PM

Jennica Sanchez Anjelica Santillan and Maureen Wroblewitz from the Philippines are trying to make it to the top

PH BETS. Jennica Sanchez,  Maureen Wroblewitz, and Anjelica Santillan are the Philippines' representatives in 'Asia's Next Top Model' cycle 5. Screengrabs from Facebook/AsNTMOfficial

Pia Wurtzbach to appear on 'Asia's Next Top Model' cycle 5

Jan 10, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Pia is a special guest in the new season of Asia s Next Top Model

105-year-old Frenchman pedals into history books

Jan 05, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Robert Marchand set a new record but he s already in a class of his own

Batang Pinoy Day 1 wrap-up: Zamboanga reigns in Pencak Silat

Nov 28, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Zamboanga opens its campaign with 9 golds and two silvers in Pencak Silat

Host region Davao during the Parade of Athletes in the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Batang Pinoy National Championships held at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex. Photo by Mars G. Alison

Cebu province cyclist Moira Erediano bags Batang Pinoy first gold

Nov 27, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Moira aged 12 wins the Cycling Criterium Girls 10 13 category gold after finishing the race in 11 minutes and 40 seconds

Moira Frances Gabrielle Erediano of Cebu Province with her father Fritz. Photo by Mars G. Alison

Berlatih sepeda untuk tingkatkan ‘endurance, strength, speed’

Oct 21, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Berlatih sepeda selama 5 minggu untuk memiliki performa bersepeda yang baik serta siap mengikuti berbagai perlombaan

Criterium adalah perlombaan sepeda dengan jalur berputar (looping) dengan jarak sekitar 1-2 km. Foto dari Instagram/@FitnessFirst_id

Dutch cyclist in intensive care after horror crash in Rio

Aug 08, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Annemiek van Vleuten was 10km from Olympic gold when she tumbled over her handlebars cracking 3 vertebrae and suffering a heavy concussion

HORROR CRASH. Annemiek van Vleuten is expected to spend at least a day hospitalized after suffering a frightening crash. Photo by Vincent Jannink/EPA

Olympics: Gold #19 for Phelps as records tumble in Olympic pool

Aug 08, 2016 - 11:19 AM

UPDATED The spellbinding action in the pool brought the curtain down on another day of drama where 14 gold medals were shared out

GOLD NUMBER 19. USA's Michael Phelps prepares to compete in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Cycling: Froome wins third Tour de France

Jul 25, 2016 - 8:02 AM

Britain s Chris Froome wins his third Tour de France to confirm his status as one of the all time greats on the world s most grueling race

Tour de France 2016's winner Christopher Froome (C), wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey holds his trophy as he celebrates with second-placed Romain Bardet (L), and third-placed Nairo Quintana (R) on the podium on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, at the end of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 24, 2016. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

PH bet Julian Flores makes top 4 of 'Asia's Next Top Model'

May 11, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Julian wins the Tresemme challenge in the May 11 episode

JULIAN FLORES. The Philippines' Julian Flores makes it to the 'Asia's Next Top Model' Top 4. Screengrab from Facebook/AsNTMOfficial/

Paris to revamp main squares to make way for bikes, pedestrians

Mar 30, 2016 - 8:16 AM

Mayor Anne Hidalgo s plan aims to make cyclists and pedestrians the priority with 50 more space dedicated to those not behind a steering wheel

A man rides his bicycle along the Seine banks, close to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on March 10, 2016. Joel Saget/AFP

Belgian cyclist dies from heart attack suffered during race

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Belgian cyclist Daan Myngheer dies two days after suffering a heart attack during the Criterium International race

TRAGEDY. Daan Myngheer, who would have been 23 next month, is the second Belgian cyclist to die as a result of a racing emergency in the past week. Photo from Myngheer's Facebook

Belgian cyclist Demoitie dies in race motorbike smash

Mar 28, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Antoine Demoitie was hit by a motorbike following a fall before being transported to a hospital in Lille where he succumbed to his injuries

MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT. This file photo taken on February 1, 2015 shows Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie crossing the finish line for the 36th 'Grand Prix de la Marseillaise' cycling race. HE died after he was struck by a motorbike following a fall during the Gent-Wevelgem race in Belgium. Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP