Stricter rules for bikers

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Thursday, September 4, 2014


THE organizers of the 1st Monterrazas de Cebu Road and Mountain Bike Challenge will be implementing stricter rules before allowing riders to join the tournament on Oct. 11 at the Monterrazas Village in Guadalupe.

Participants are required to submit birth certificates before they are allowed to race in the divisions they sign up for.

The cycling competition opened its registration last Sept. 1 and it will have eight different divisions in road and mountain bike race—the open/elite, seniors, juniors, veterans, masters, golden, executive, and the women’s.

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Birth certificates must be presented for the juniors (20 years old and below); seniors (21 to 29 years old); veterans (30 to 39 years old); masters (40 to 49 years old); and golden (50 years old & Above).

In the other divisions, the open/elite rider must be an active national or international campaigner, executive participants should be a PRC License holder, Military Col. & Up, and a managerial I.D holder, while the women’s is open to all female riders.

Organizer Joe Deresas said they want to prevent any complaints come race day.

Complaints usually happen when winners are about to be awarded.

“We are doing this so that when complaints are lodged when winners are about to be declared, then we will have the birth certificates to show that these riders really belong in their age division,” said Deresas.

Huge cash prizes await the top five in every division, with nearly P200,000 cash prizes to be given to the winners. Deresas added that the event offers one of the biggest total cash prizes in Cebu’s history of mountain bike and road bike competitions.

The mountain bike challenge will start on Oct.11, while the road bike race unfolds the next day.

Aside from the riders of Cebu, the cycling groups from Dumaguate, Ormoc, Butuan, Bohol, and Manila are expected to showcase their prowess on race day.

The event is organized by the Genvi Development Corp., developer of Monterrazas de Cebu, and in cooperation with the Unified Cycling of Central Philippines-Cebu Chapter.

Registration is ongoing until Sept. 30. Registration fee is pegged at P350 for both road and mountain bike race inclusive of cycling jersey, certificates, morning snacks, and lunch.

Entry forms are available at the Philippine Sports Commission office at Cebu City Sports Center, Cycle Logic at Parkmall, Mandaue, and at the YKK Trading in Cebu City.

Distribution of race kits will be on Oct. 6 to 9 at all registration centers.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 05, 2014.

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