THREE teams are going to battle for the championship in the Paramount Property Ventures 2015 Tri Team Championship Series final leg on Feb.6 in Dalaguete Cebu.
The Tri-Liloan is on top of the standing with 297 points earned in Dumanjug last September and in Bantayan Island in March last year.
Two teams with fighting chance are the WS Tri Team, which is in second place at 267 points and defending champion Parklane Tri-Team, which is at third with 258 points.
Cebu Parklane Tri-Team dominated the previous two years and won it with a comfortable margin but this time the team has to recover from early 40 points to complete a three-peat.
The champion will earn P15,000, while the second placer and third placers get P10,000 and P5,000, respectively.
In a press conference yesterday, organizer Benjoe Gimenez of Sugbu Triathlon said anything can still happen on race day and the three teams all have a fighting chance to take the title.
Anton Regis added said a team can accumulate as much as 100 points as the top six triathletes’ performance will be counted. He said that this will be a thrilling finish since Cebu Parklane Tri-Team will be fielding in its formidable triathletes to bridge the gap.
This will be the second time that the final leg of the Tri Team Championship Series will be held in Dalaguete.
The town’s sports commissioner Randy Cisnero said that they will give logistical and financial support to the event as the event helps the boost their sports tourism.
“We’ve been hosting this for the past three years and in our experience it has impacted our sports tourism. Because all of our resorts during the race week were fully-booked in the past years,” he said.
Also present in the press conference were Almar Villahermosa of LGU Dalaguete, Johanna Lee Tolentino and Haly Cuyag of Paramount Property Ventures; and Jess Arriola of Sugbu Triathlon.
The triathlon event will have the standard distance, sprint distance, kiddie tri and the relay category.
The top three winners in the standard distance, which covers a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40K bike and a 10K run, will get P10,000, P7,000 and P5,000 respectively.