The team is composed of five members of the national women’s team and two other riders who subbed for national athletes who couldn’t join the race because of school duties.
“The goal is for our women’s team to get at least one foreign exposure ahead of the Southeast Asian Games,” said Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, also the head of the PhilCycling.
The team is composed of national athletes Mathilda Krog, Kate Yasmin Velasco, Avegail Rombaon, Marianne Dacumos, and Mhay Ann Lina and additions of Jelsie Sabado and Maura de los Reyes.
Marita Lucas, Alfie Catalan and Joey de los Reyes are coaching the team supported by the POC, Philippine Sports Commission, Tagaytay City, MVP Sports Foundation, Standard Insurance, Excellent Noodles and 7-Eleven.
The race starts on Wednesday—right on the global celebration of the International Women’s Day—with a 66-km criterium around Binh Duong New City.
The race organized by the Vietnam Cycling Federation covers 1,101 km. and ends on March 17.
After this pre-Cambodia 32ND SEA Games prep race in Vietnam, the entire national team will head to training camp for both the road and mountain bike disciplines.
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