• Farrs rule ASEAN MTB Cup

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    Men’s elite downhill champion Jerich Farr. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Men’s elite downhill champion Jerich Farr. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Father and son Frederick and Jerich Farr of Team Prima Pasta Philippines conquered the 2015 ASEAN Mountain Bike Cup Leg 3 by winning their respective divisions against their foreign counterparts over the weekend in Poring, Ranau, Malaysia.

    The elder Farr captured the Men’s Master B downhill title in the final run with a time of 03:48.39.

    Malaysians Kan Yin Gan (04:16.33) and Gregory Dominic Hendroff-Yong (04:24.41) finished first and second runner-up, respectively.

    Coach Eboy, as Frederick is commonly known as, bettered his qualifying round time of 3:48.72. With this win, Coach Eboy is on track in defending the overall title he won last year.

    Meanwhile, 19-year old national team member, Jerich, captured the gold in the Men’s Elite Downhill event, by posting a leading time of 03.44.64.

    He beat second placer Agung Fambudi of Indonesia and third placer Muhamad Aim Muhamad Fauzi of Malaysia with 03:50.72 and 03:51.53 time, respectively.

    He improved his second place finish in the qualifying run with a time of 3:33.14.

    After the points had been tallied, he now leads the field to win the overall title in the Elite DH category. Everything will now depend on their performance in the last leg to be held in Timor Leste in October.

    The international race is sanctioned and recognized by the world’s highest governing body in cycling–Union Cycliste Internationale.

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