you know how politics destroys sports. I've seen em destroy a lot of careers...but in this case the coach did a good thing. Humbled himself and took back in the rider. These RP MTB XC Team trains in AFP - Giant. I've seen them whizz by me 6 times while I only made a single pass towards Giant. Agree, we need leaders whose prime purpose is to lead and not indulge itself in bootlicking/politicking. Nice to know that they're transferring to Danao for training I sure wont look like a wimp when these riders pass by. ;D ;D Sorry for bibit crashing during the race. Strong female contender there
The Phil MTB Commission er should sponsor races around the country to tap raw power and skills. Those top winners will compete in an all around MTB series of races to really screen out the cream of the crop.
This will promote awareness to this sports around the country.
SUZHOU, China, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The 13th Asian Mountain Bike Championships lowered its curtain here on Sunday with Japanese taking the last two gold medals.
Mio Suemasa proved herself as the best sprinter of Asian MTB after taking the women's elite downhill in two minutes and 11.439 in the scorching sun.
"The weather is really hot. I started a little bit slowly today, but I maintained my speed during the last 200 meters," said the Asian champion.
The hot and humid weather became the biggest challenge for all cyclists. In the first day of the event, five women cyclists quit the women's elite cross-country, and Malaysian cyclist Juss Junaidan was sent to hospital.
Sattayanun Abdulkaree of Thailand won the silver in 2:12.761, beating her teammate Ausanee Pradupyard to the third place in 2:16.146.
Naoki Idegawa added a second gold to Japan, winning the men's elite downhill in 1:53.034. Popo Ariyo Sejati of Indonesia took the silver in 1:53.382, while the bronze medal went to Hong Kong rider Tsui King Man who timed 1:54.361.
The Chinese national team topped the medal table with four golds, three silvers and one bronze, followed by the Japanese team with two golds. Thailand and Indonesia finished joint third with one silver and one bronze.
More than 200 cyclists from 13 teams competed in the 13th Asian MTB Championships.