AFTER a decent finish in the fourth leg of the Tour of Clark last month, 15-year-old junior cyclist Luis Miguel "Igi" Maximo of Springdale and Oz Racing will be joining the MTB Individual Time Trial (ITT) of the Level Up Your Crank: MTB ITT today.

The event will start at the Outpost in Lahug and will end up at Willy's Store near Chateau de Busay.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 10, 2010.

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"I decided to join the MTB race this time to explore the other cycling disciplines aside from my usual road bike races.

I also want to meet new friends in the MTB group. What I observed is that the mountainbikers are much younger than the road bikers. I think this is going to be fun," Maximo said in an e-mail to Sun.Star Cebu.

He will be joining more than 30 participants in the event, which will have the executive A, executive B, beginner, and women's division.

It is organized by Cebu Cycling's Paul Baguio.

"I will let the organizer decide on my category, whether I should be in the beginner or not. Surprisingly, they put me in the executive A category, the toughest group, in spite of my age. But it's OK with me, I'm not expecting to win because I still lack experience in mountainbike racing," Maximo said.