Davao rider places 4th in PNG

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Sunday, May 18, 2014


DAVAO City's Eric Dhave Apinar finished fourth in the men's under-23 event of the just-concluded Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission (POC-PSC) National Games 2014 Mountain Bike Championship in Barangay Bagong Tubig in Tagaytay City on Sunday.

The 20-year-old Apinar clocked one hour and 22 seconds, behind gold medalist Jigo Mendoza who timed 54 minutes and 54 seconds.

John Renee Mier registered 56:06 to take the silver while Ed Mhel John Flores salvaged the bronze with 57:49 in the PhilCycling-sanctioned event.

In women's MTB cross country class, Ariana Dormitorio pocketed the gold with a time of 50:55 while Avegail Rombaon (54:14) settled for silver and Melissa Jaroda (1:02:15) ended up with the bronze.

Nino Surban, meanwhile, captured the men's elite gold medal after clocking 48:56 to race past Dabawenyo March Aleonar (49:51) and Alvin Benoza (50:18) who finished with the silver and bronze, respectively.

Two other members of the Mayor Rody Cycling Team, Mark Darryl Echavez and Reymark Legasan also competed in the bikefest. (MLSA)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 19, 2014.

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