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Dominance in pro cycling: Is it good or bad?
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - May 13, 2024 - 12:00am
Every time he laces up his shoes, I would sigh to myself and tell myself that the race is over. Because he wins almost all of the races he pins a number on, I think that Tadej Pogacar is making professional cycling...
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - April 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Like many sports, cycling has its own share of superstitions beliefs.
Illegal Advantage
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - January 8, 2024 - 12:00am
In business, sandbagging is a strategy of lowering the expectations of a company or an individual’s strength and core competencies in order to produce relatively greater-than-anticipated results.
My 2023 Taiwan  KOM Experience
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - November 27, 2023 - 12:00am
I have been racing road bikes since 1988.
2023 Tour of Matabungkay:  the hardest edition that I joined
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - November 20, 2023 - 12:00am
I haven’t written anything the past 2-3 weeks because I’ve been to a lot of places to race my bike.
Will a Filipino  ever race in the  Tour de France?
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - August 21, 2023 - 12:00am
It is a long and steep road for a Filipino to ride in the Tour de France, the international stage for cycling talent. But how about our neighboring Asian countries? Are there races there that we can join where we...
Watching Bike racing: From VHS to GCN+
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - June 19, 2023 - 12:00am
When I started to enjoy bike racing, I also followed the professional side of the sport. However, in the late 80’s it was very difficult to get hold of a good copy of the Tour de France.
The Manngagahan Bike Fest Stage 2
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - May 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The Manggahan Bike Fest in Guimaras a week ago was a 2-day, 2-stage race.
Racing in Mangoland
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - May 8, 2023 - 12:00am
For the past two days, I’ve been here in the Land of the Mangos’, aka Guimaras, for a 2-day, 2-stage road race titled the “Manggahanike Fest”. Cycling is just one of the many activities that...
The Easiest Race, but the Most Difficult to Win
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
One of the knocks of road racing is that its boring. Professional cyclists ride side by side for 200 kilometers, then in the last 40kms, when the race is shown on “live” TV, that’s when the real...
Who’s getting older?
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - March 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, I was out for my usual midweek training ride.
Getting a new bicycle
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - February 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Ten months ago, I decided to get a Canyon bicycle.
Preparing for a Bicycle Race
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - January 16, 2023 - 12:00am
I’d  like to start this column by saying that this years’ Feast of the Sto. Niño was clearly different from the previous iterations.
Are you really ready to ride your bicycle?
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Late January of this year, I wrote about the cyclist who was hit by a pick up truck while out on a Sunday dawn ride.
Scrap the Bike Lanes
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Bike lanes are part and parcel of a modern city. While some parts of Cebu are now modern, its charms from the past the small and narrow streets built a long time ago.
Consequence of a Wrong Decision
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - February 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Jose Romilo Blanco won’t be returning to his family. Ever. This after he was hit by a pick up truck very early morning that Sunday, two weeks ago.
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
There is something about riding a bicycle in the rain.
There’s always Hope
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - July 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Cebu City is going into its fourth month of quarantine de to Covid-19, and just finished two weeks of tough lockdown and yet, there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
Indoor Training
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, I wrote that cycling, riding alone, to be exact, is the safest form of physical activity in these times. I have changed my mind.
Best Bicycles are at VELO EXPO
by Jose Vicente ‘JV’ Araneta - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
If you ride, love, and admire bicycles, then you should be at the ballroom of the Cebu Grand Hotel today for the 2019 VELO EXPO.
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