Davao's Urdaneta, Acedo win in Mawab

DAVAO. Angelica Acedo, standing at center on podium, raises her cash prize after defending her ladies title in the 2nd RPG Mountainbike XC Challenge in Mawab, Compostela Valley. (Angelica Acedo)

DAVAO City's Ronnie Urdaneta and Angelica Acedo captured the men's and ladies titles, respectively, of the recently-concluded 2nd RPG Mountainbike XC Challenge in Mawab, Compostela Valley.

Acedo of Patriota Davao City team, who resides at Juan Luna Extension, said she was familiar with the 30-kilometer course but she did not expect to dominate the ladies event.

"Medyo familiar po, ma'am kay dati nagpadula sila didto japon sa rota dati pero gibaliktad lang nila din naay nawala na dalan tapos naay nadagdag (I was quite familiar with the route since a similar race was held there before but they reversed it this time with a street that was excluded and another street that was added)," the 21-year-old told SunStar Davao via Facebook Monday, October 21.

She also said familiarity did not assure her of winning the race.

Acedo raced past fellow Dabawenya Liza Abellana.

She added, "Wala po ako nag-expect na modaug pero naningkamot ko para makuha nako usab ang championship, nakuha jud nako kay naningkamot ko na modaug (I did not expect to win but I really worked hard to defend the crown)."


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