PRURide PH 2019 closes with record 3,000 participants and more activities for public

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Atienza

PRURide PH 2019 health and fitness celebrity ambassador Kuya Kim Atienza finished the Gran Fondo 100 kilometers strong and wanting more!

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Gretchen Ho, on the other hand, reprised her Gran Fondo 60 performance, but this time, she's stronger and braver.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Groups

Families, barkadas, and cycling groups also joined in the fun of Gran Fondo and Masters Race.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Masters

More than 160 cyclists tested their grit at the Masters Race, a competitive race which used the same route professionals went through for the Stage Race.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Medal

Everyone who crossed the finish line, whether for Masters Race or Gran Fondo, were awarded with a finisher's medal.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Virtual Race

The Virtual Race Grand Finals was also held on May 25, where 10 finalists battled for a carbon fiber road bike worth PhP 150,000. Ultimately, Joey Delos Reyes of Philippine Navy Standard Insurance clinched the prize.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Stage 1 winner Grospe

Go for Gold's Ismael Grospe Jr., who has also joined the Prudential RideLondon in 2017 and 2018, dominated the first round of PRURide PH 2019 UCI 2.2 Stage Races, where 17 international teams and 8 local teams battled it out for valuable qualifying points for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Stage 2 winners

Day 2 of the UCI 2.2 Stage Race was topped by Brendon Davids of Oliver's Real Food Racing from Australia, and was only followed by 7-11 Cliqq Air21's Marcelo Felipe from the Philippines. However, because Felipe performed better than Davids in Stage 1, the former still bagged the overall champion as of day 2. (photo courtesy of Metro.Style and ABS-CBN News)

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Overall Stage Race Winners

In the end, Philippine bet Marcelo Felipe still emerged victor and was proclaimed the UCI 2.2 Stage Race Overall winner, bagging a total of PhP 285,000 which include his winnings for Green Robinsons Bank Jersey for Sprint Points Classification (3rd place), Orange Gatorade Jersey for King of the Mountain (1st place), and Blue CCN Jersey for Best Filipino Rider (1st place).

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Zumba

Free fun activities such as Zumba sessions, paint booth,and massage stations were opened to the public for everyone's enjoyment.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Massage station

Free fun activities such as Zumba sessions, paint booth,and massage stations were opened to the public for everyone's enjoyment.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Paint booths

Free fun activities such as Zumba sessions, paint booth,and massage stations were opened to the public for everyone's enjoyment.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Strider Cup

Kids aged two to six years old also pedaled their way to the finish line with the Philippine Strider Cup!

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Gracenote

Callalily and Gracenote rocked the stage despite the pouring rain, to the delight of their fans.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Callalily

Callalily and Gracenote rocked the stage despite the pouring rain, to the delight of their fans.

PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Atienza
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PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Groups
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Masters
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Medal
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Virtual Race
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Stage 1 winner Grospe
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Stage 2 winners
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Overall Stage Race Winners
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Zumba
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Massage station
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Paint booths
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Strider Cup
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Gracenote
PRURide PH 2019 Subic - Callalily

About 3,000 professional and recreational cyclists successfully pedaled their way to the finish line of the recently concluded PRURide PH 2019, the country’s biggest cycling festival, held on May 24-26 at Harbor Point, Subic.

“Congratulations to all our participants who made the first UCI 2.2-accredited PRURide PH a huge success. We hope that not only were they able to achieve their personal cycling goals but also enjoyed our fun activities that were open for everybody,” says Allan M. Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer.

Fun for everyone

Apart from competitive cycling events like Masters Race and Stage Race, PRURide PH also offered activities suitable for everyone like the Gran Fondo in 30, 60, and 100 kilometers. Ambassadors Gretchen Ho, Kim Atienza, and Zoren Legaspi joined a thousand other enthusiasts as they cycled through Olongapo and Bataan.

Other exciting activities that the public enjoyed include the Virtual Race finals. The top 10 finalists from qualifying rounds around Metro Manila battled it out for the shortest time cycling a 5.7km course in a stationary bike. Joey Delos Reyes of Philippine Standard Insurance Navy Team eventually won with a record 9:20 minutes, earning himself a Storck Carbon Fiber Road Bike worth PhP 150,000.

Families enjoyed a friendly competition as their children age two to six years old raced using no pedal bikes in the Strider Cup finals. Meanwhile, the public also enjoyed free zumba session, massage, health check stations, face paint, and a lot more freebies and giveaways all throughout the venue. OPM bands Gracenote and Callalily also engaged music fans in a free concert.

Pinoy Pride in PRURide PH

Filipino elite cyclist Marcelo Felipe of 7-11 CLIQQ AIR21 bagged the overall championship title of PRURide 2019 Stage Race. He also won the Best Filipino Rider and King of the Mountain titles after outracing more than 150 professional cyclists in the three-day sporting event. Felipe received a plaque, a token, and PhP 120,000. He also earned additional 16 UCI points to help qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Moreover, Filipino teams conquered the leaderboard of the General Team Classification, leading 22 other continental teams across Asia and Australia. Philippine Navy Standard Insurance bagged the championship, followed by Go for Gold Continental Cycling Team and 7-11 CLIQQ AIR21. They won plaques and PhP 100,000, PhP 80,000, and PhP 50,000, respectively.

“We are thrilled to give our local cyclists a platform like PRURide PH to excel and show the world that we can compete in international cycling events. We congratulate everyone who successfully completed Stage Race and we hope to see our international competitors again next year,” adds Tumbaga.

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