MANILA, Philippines — Visiting cyclists from Manila and other parts of Luzon and Visayas will experience racing with the scenic view of the 3rd district of Bohol as a backdrop as the two-day Tour of Bohol unfolds Saturday.
RG Roa, Mark Ellis and Paolo Sauler of Fitness First are again favored in category three as they try to extend their dominating form after ruling past cycling events organized by Bike King headed by Raul Cuevas.
This is the first time that a cycling event will be held in the third district of Bohol and helping Bike King ensure the success is Rep. Arthur C. Yap who is throwing his all-out support.
“Staging the Tour of Bohol will jumpstart the promotion of Bohol not only as a tropical tourist haven but also as an exciting sports destination. Participants will experience on two wheels the beauty of Bohol’s 3rd district, particularly the view of its pristine beaches,” said Yap.
Also drawing support from TRAP, Pocari Sweat, Orbea Bicycles and Corratec Bicycles, a total of 60 riders led by Rep. Rolando Andaya, have signed up forming nine teams.
The number of participants, however, is expected to increase on the day of the race.
Action begins at 1 p.m. today with the 90-kilometer road race which starts and ends at the Loay Municipal Hall.