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2016 XTERRA ALBAY OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON MOUNTAIN BIKE LEG TESTIMONIALS

The XTERRA Series is one of the premier off-road triathlon races globally. For 2016, the province of Albay located in the Bicol Region in the Philippines once again played host. The mountain bike leg did not fail to impress and, despite the rains that came a day before gun start, it delivered a world-class course.

 

Charlie Epperson

 

“Albay had a great landscape to host an XTERRA. It was my second year racing here and the trails are so much more defined this year.”

Charlie Epperson

5th place, male Pro

Age: 39

Finish time (Bike leg): 1:35:40

Finish time (Overall): 2:43:40

Bike brand and model: Chiru Rangi Rangi  29

 


Raoul Floresca

“Nothing compares to bombing down a fast rock garden or slipping and sliding down a muddy single track. It’s like being a kid all over again.”

RAOUL FLORESCA

4th place, 45-49, Male Age Group

Age: 45

Finish time (Bike leg): 2:06:06

Finish time (Overall): 3:51:14

Bike brand and model: Specialized Epic Expert   29

 


John Leerams Chicano

“The trail was perfect, yet tough.  It had a lot of climbs, a rocky downhill portion, mud, lava beds, roots and sand.”

JOHN LEERAMS CHICANO

1st Place, Men’s Filipino/Asian Elite

Age: 24

Finish time (Bike leg): 1:38:41

Finish time (Overall):  2:43:17

Bike brand and model: Storck Rebel 7  27.5

 


Emmanuel Comendador

“The challenging route was after the golf course. Kailangan talaga ng training,  detaermination, focus, mastering the route, and prayer.” 

EMMANUEL COMENDADOR

4th Place, Men’s Filipino/Asian Elite

Age: 27

Bike finish: 1:39:13

Over all time 2:50:33

Bike brand model: Specialized S-Works Stump Jumper  26

 


JONARD FRANCISCO SAIM

“It was my first time to experience  these kinds of trails—rocky slopes, curves, downhills. I say it was the best trail I’ve ever experienced. “

JONARD FRANCISCO SAIM

2nd place, Men’s Asian/Filipino Elite

Age: 27

Finish time (Bike leg):1:39:56

Finish time (Overall): 2:48:59

Bike brand and model:  Felt Nine 1  29

 


KAREN KAYE BALDON"

“XTERRA Albay 2016 was more awesome because it was the first time I ever joined a triathlon. It’s more fun biking in my hometown because it’s scenic. A trail ride is never boring!”

KAREN KAYE BALDON

2nd place, 25-29, Female Age Group, Individual Lite Category (500 m swim, 17.5 km bike, 5 km trail run)

Age: 27

Finish time (Bike leg): 1:52

Finish time (overall): 2:47

Bike brand and model: Merida Lite   26

 

 

 




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