June 23, 2024

Khim Jhanrick Manzano has emerged with the overall best time during the third leg of the recently held Hari ng Ahon bike challenge series in Asin Road, Baguio City.

Manzano conquered the road bike of the 16 to 19 years old category, finishing in one hour and 44 seconds and claimed the best overall time when he led other bikers in the uphill routes going to Baguio City.

Tailing him after two minutes was Gavrelle Rudgeburg at 1:02:42 and Azor Isaiah Tangalin at 1:02:51 in the same category.   

In the 20 to 29 category, John Paul Laureta finished on top with a time of 1:03:42 followed by triathlete Maynard Pecson with barely a hairline difference at 1:03:47 and George Alcido at 1:04:19.

Gideon Mayet-an has emerged as winner in the 30 to 39 age group at 1:11:01 while Roland Antonio finished first in the 40 to 49, as JT Gonzales and Doddie Dino ruled the 50 to 59 and 60 and above category, respectively.  

For the mountain bike category, winners were Churby James Pacsi in 15 and below, Jayme Rey Gayao in 16 to 19, Remar Boado in 20 to 29, Robin Sanchez in 30 to 39, Reynante Gayao Pio in 40 to 49, Bhok Waje in 50 to 59, and Fermin Nalitom in 60 and above.

In the distaff side, Yesha Lynn Moga ruled the mountain bike 19 and below while Jenny Vi Fontanilla ruled the MTB 20 and above, followed by Donna Marie Cayago and Melanie Haban in second and third place.   

Road bike female winners were Rosalie dela Cruz in 19 and below followed by Mheeka Orsal while Eisset Liwag led the 20 and above category followed by Mary Jane Paragas and Charilyn Banua.

The Hari ng Ahon bike challenge, joined by biking groups and enthusiasts in and out of Baguio, was organized by Team Malaya and Toyville, in coordination with the city government of Baguio.      

The first leg of the bike challenge series was staged September last year along Kennon Road while the second leg was conducted on Jan. 8 along the Quirino Highway. – Ofelia C. Empian