The 7-Eleven Sava Road Bike-Philippines finished third overall in the recently concluded Tour de Singkarak held in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia.
Iran’s Pishgaman Cycling Team finished first followed by Japan’s Kinan Cycling Team.
Filipino rider Marcelo Felipe finished ninth overall in the general classification, 10 minutes and 38 seconds behind first placer Amir Kolahdouz Hag of Iran who posted a time record of 26 hours, eight minutes and 42 seconds.
Hag managed to keep his pole position in three categories including uphill, time-based and sprint.
The Philippine team surpassed its fifth-place finish in the previous edition of the Tour de Singkarak, an international 1,074.4-kilometer bike race.
The race started on August 6 and ended on August 14.
A total of 25 teams from Australia, China, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates joined this year’s edition of the tilt.
The Singkarak Lake, which is where the competition’s name was derived from, is approximately 21-kilometer long and 7-km wide, covering an area of 107.8 square kilometers.
The lake is one of the popular tourist spots in West Sumatra, which the organizers wanted to promote.
The Filipino cycling team is now preparing for the Criterium Race in September in Hong Kong, the Jelajah Tour in October in Malaysia, and another bike race in Sri Lanka.