The PhilCycling National Trials for Road will kick off this weekend at Clark Freeport and the Special Economic Zone in Pampanga, with 116 riders competing in individual time trial (ITT) criteria and mass start races.
Rehearsals will determine the members of the national team.
A total of 13 women will race against the clock on a 17.1 kilometer course for the ITT starting at 8 am. Half an hour later, 54 men will also compete in their ITT on a 24.6 km circuit.
Also available for Saturday are established criteria races on the 2.3km perimeter of the Clark Parade Grounds. Women will run 16 laps while men will run 20 laps.
There will be three intermediate sprints for women in the criterion and four for men.
Road races will take place on Sunday.
“We will witness competitive cycling from day one of testing and with road races scheduled for Sunday, this event is a compact competition,” said Representative from the Philippine Olympic Committee and PhilCycling, Representative Abraham Tolentino.
The races will be held in a bubble-like environment created by the Base Conversion Development Authority and Clark Development Corp. All participants and officials must undergo RT-PCR and antigen testing and no spectators will be allowed during the event.
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