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Tour of Matabungkay to roll on Oct. 21

/ 05:52 PM October 07, 2011

MANILA, Philippines–The much awaited cycling event of the year –Tour of Matabungkay 2011– will be held Oct. 21-23 around the scenic routes of Nasugbu, Lian, Calatagan, Balayan and Tuy, all in Batangas.

The three-day race is presented by AXN Asia in cooperation with Matabungkay Beach Resort & Hotel and Blue Magnet Marketing Solutions Inc.

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Now on its seventh year, this prestigious event proves to be bigger each year.  This year, over 35 executive cycling teams nationwide are expected to join. The teams include Aboitiz Power, Franzia Wines, 7- Eleven, Inquirer MultiSport, Business Mirror, JR Hauling Services, The Beacon Five Fingers and GeoEstate, PLDT, JAC Motors, DMCI, Seven Lakes, Sel j-JH3, and VG & GE.

To add to the powerhouse teams, foreign riders from all over Asia have registered.  Excitement is also brewing for Mossimo Cycling Team as they try to defend their two-year Overall Team Championship.

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“Tour of Matabungkay is a yearly event for us. This is a red date when we plan our year, like our anniversaries, daughter’s and son’s birthdays. TOM, for us is all about tradition, friends and the love for biking. We hope to see everyone in a few weeks. It’s gonna be an exciting race!” said the Baterna Brothers, the faces behind TOM 2011.

Categories include CAT A, CAT B, Women’s and Junior’s. Terrains of challenging climbs and downhills are expected in the following stages:

Ø Oct 21:  90km road race in the morning and 30km Team Time Trial in the afternoon;

Ø Oct 22: 120km road race; and

Ø Oct 23:  40km Individual Time Trial.

Registration is still open. Email [email protected] for details or call +63932 3697633 and look for TATS. Like us on Facebook – Tour of Matabungkay.

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