Over 1,500 cyclists will see action in the third edition of the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) CycleAsia Philippines today at the BGC in Taguig City.
“We are very proud to be staging the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines for the third time this year. It is another one of the world-class sports event that we have in our yearly calendar and I am as usual glad to welcome back Spectrum Worldwide and BGC as our major partners for this event,” said Sunrise Events Inc. CEO Fred Uytengsu, the organizer of the event.
The race offers participants the rare opportunity to ride on safe closed public roads in major Asian cities.
“I am delighted to be back in Manila for the third Edition of BGC Cycle Asia Philippines and excited to see the ongoing success of this fantastic event. We are delighted to have Cycle Asia events in Manila and I always love the opportunity to participate with the confidence that all the operational and safety aspects have been well taken care of,” Spectrum Worldwide CEO Chris Robb said.
The race will start with the 40-kilometer Ride with Robbie featuring former PRO cyclist Robbie McEwen, followed by the 40km Challenge Ride and the 20km Community and Foldies Community Rides.
Former yellow jersey wearer and three-time Tour de France Green Jersey Sprinters’ Classification winner, Australian McEwen, will join Filipino cyclists in the race for the third straight year.
“I’m both proud and excited to take part in the 2015 BGC CycleAsia Philippines. It’s my third visit to the Philippines for the event and I’m looking forward to riding with everyone again on closed roads around BGC & Manila. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend not to be missed,” said McEwen who is also the official Cycle Asia ambassador.
Commercial Operations head of Fort Bonifacio Development Corp. Manuel Blas 2nd said “through the years, the CycleAsia Philippines have shown us that cycling is here to stay and that it is going beyond being a hobby and sport where people are more and more using it as an alternative mode of transportation to get around the metro.”