Ironman bike out Sunday
AROUND 500 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships participants will take part in the Ford Bike Out this Sunday. The bike out is one of the pre-events of the premiere triathlon and has grown into one of the major activities of the event.
Ford is the presenter of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships.
Initiated by triathlete and TriLife Magazine founder TJ Mayol and fellow Cebuano triathletes, the bike out’s main purpose is to familiarize the racers with the 90-kilometer bike route. Last year, the bike out attracted 300 local and foreign triathletes.
However, this year’s bike out will only cover about 60-80 percent of the entire route, focusing mainly on identifying the hazardous stretches of the route.
The bike out will start at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa passing through Mandaue, the South Road Properties’ (SRP) tunnel and Talisay City. It will end at Ford Cebu in Lahug.
Next Sunday’s Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships will have a 1.9-kilometer swim, 90k bike and 21k run covering the cities of Lapu-lapu, Mandaue, Cebu City and Talisay with a record field of 2,900 triathletes from 43 countries competing.
Notable personalities like Matteo Guidicelli, his father Gian Luca who will be competing in the “Clash of Captains (COC)” will lead the bike out. Both are members of Team Ford Forza Triathlon. The rest of the COC competitors namely Dudin Cuyos, Jonel Borromeo, Brian Borja, Richard Ho, Tonyson Lee and Bernard Sia will also join the bike out.
Assembly time is 5 a.m.
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