Go For Gold riders bag best PH team award in Le Tour | Inquirer Sports

Go For Gold riders bag best PH team award in Le Tour

/ 10:29 PM June 25, 2019

Go For Gold Philippines Continental Cycling Team. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Go For Gold Philippines Continental Cycling Team earned the honor of being the best Filipino team in the recent 10th Le Tour de Filipinas.

Jonel Carcueva and Daniel Ven Carino formed a formidable and cohesive unit with Ismael Grospe and Jericho Lucero to stay ahead of their compatriots in the five-day UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) 2.2 category race.

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“`As a young team with young Pinoy riders, I believe this validates the faith we have given our developmental team and shows the enormous improvement they have made against other powerhouse Filipino teams,” said Go For Gold godfather Jeremy Go.

It was an impressive followup to the performance of the team earlier this year in Ronda Pilipinas and PRURide PH where Grospe and Carino earned the best young rider accolades, respectively.

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“Of course, we would have preferred to get a better placing, especially in the best young rider category, which we had successfully won in our two previous UCI races,’’ said Go.

Go For Gold riders edged the Philippine National Team by two minutes and the 7Eleven Cliqq-Air21 by Road Bike Philippines by 31 minutes and 26 seconds to become the best Filipino squad in the race that offered UCI ranking points to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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