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.
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.
What is a Crit?
by JV Araneta - November 14, 2022 - 12:00am
According to the Union Cycliste International  (UCI), the international governing body of the cycling, Chapter VII, 2.7.002, a crit is, “… is a road race run on a circuit closed to traffic and that...
My 2022 Tour of Matabungkay Experience
by JV Araneta - October 31, 2022 - 12:00am
A little over two weeks ago, I was in Lian, Batangas to join a bicycle race, the Tour of Matabungkay (ToM).
The Tour ni Frank is back!!!
by JV Araneta - September 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Bicycle road racing some twenty years ago was simpler. I mean racing for the weekend warriors.
I am for Electronic Shifting!
by JV Araneta - August 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Since the late 80’s, when I started my love affair with the bicycle, I have been using a mechanical gear.
Why I don’t do Triathlons
by JV Araneta - August 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Triathlon is one of the most popular sports in the country today.
Competing into your 50’s
by JV Araneta - August 1, 2022 - 12:00am
Is it still safe to engage in competitive sports as you age past fifty?
VeloExpo and the Mark Ylanan Road Race
by JV Araneta - June 13, 2022 - 12:00am
There are two exciting events this weekend that you shouldn’t miss.
This 2022 Giro d’Italia is Boring
by JV Araneta - June 6, 2022 - 12:00am
Yeah, you read it right. It’s boring.
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