2nd Abante Grande Mountain Bike Challenge to hit road on April 26

A total of 15 teams will battle it out for the crown in the one-day race, the centerpiece event of the Araw ng Barangay Catalunan Grande. 

“We expect a team from Bukidnon to join the race that could add more spice to the event, “ said Salvador Paholio Jr., PhilCycling regional vice president for Mindanao during the weekly Davao Sportswriters Association Forum.

Team Inday Sara of Vice Mayor Sara Duterte, winner of several races in this city, will be in the fold of competitors and is expected to show another spirited battle for supremacy among other biking teams.

The race, sponsored by Councilor Paulo Duterte, covers four laps with 14 kilometers per lap passing San Miguel, Sitio Guadalupe, Sitio Toril, Matina Pangi and Mc Arthur Highway.

Cash prizes are up for grabs in the event, a component cycling sports exposure program of Duterte, the Association of Barangay Captain president and the Barangay Catalunan Grande barangay captain. The event is sanctioned byPhilcycling.

Paholio said the team must have three elite riders and one junior rider and one veteran rider in the fold .

Aside from the team and individual classification, there would be also competition in the junior (20 years old under), veterans (40 years old above) and executive categories.

Deadline of registration will be on April 22 at the Jaltan Food Centrum in Magallanes St. (Rico Biliran / MindaNews)