Cycling exec assures plans in place to get Caluag to Rio Olympics | Inquirer Sports

Cycling exec assures plans in place to get Caluag to Rio Olympics

By: - Reporter / @junavINQ
/ 06:46 PM August 18, 2015

Daniel Caluag. FILE PHOTO

Daniel Caluag. FILE PHOTO

There’s no need to rush speed biker Daniel Caluag from qualifying to the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.

Cycling chief Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino on Tuesday said plans have been rolled out for the Asian Games BMX champion to earn more qualifying points and gain a spot in the Olympics.

“We have all the tournaments lined up. There’s no sense of urgency,’’ said Tolentino.

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The PhilCycling president and Cavite representative explained that they’re waiting for the right tournaments where the probability of securing more ranking  points are higher.

The California-based Caluag grabbed the lone gold medal for the Philippines in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia said the sports agency would be willing to support Caluag financially all the way to Rio on Aug. 5-21 next year.

“We still have until March (next year) for BMX and this December for road race and there are plenty of races to choose from,’’ said Tolentino, brother of MMDA chair Francis Tolentino.

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