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Prima cyclists shine in downhill series

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Team Prima Cyclists Jerich Farr, Frederick Farr and Jing Malabanan dominated the Baguio and General Santos legs of 2014 Dowhill Riders Organization of the Philippines (DROP)- Specialized National Downhill Series recently.

Jerich Farr, 17, the youngest in his class, outraced national team rider JR Barba (1:30.90) and UCI Masters World Championship-bound Bans Mendoza (1:34.88) in the pro-elite class with a time of 1:30.13 in Baguio.

Farr also won the gold in the first round of the same event in the General Santos leg, where he timed 4:26.50. At second and third were Mitchel Beatriz (4:29.58) and Mendoza (4:36.48).

Coach Eboy Farr snared the Expert title, clocking 1:35.90 in Baguio to beat Wendell Barba (1:35.95) and Jali Lukas (1:39.53). He also outdueled Willy Marcalinas (5:22.0) with a time of 4:46.84 in General Santos.

 Jing Malabanan topped the 40-49 category (1:40.61), followed by Allan Martinez (1:45.25 ) and Fulvio Narciso (1:46.41).

Jing clocked 5:02.50 in General Santos, followed by another Team Prima rider, Welmer Velayo (5:25.28) and Jong Sunga (5:39.16).

The team Prima Pasta-Isuzu-Specialized riders are supported by Prima Pasta chairman Alexander Lim, Lawrence Sahagun, Isuzu Philippines, Specialized, Maxxis Tires, Joey and Jami Ramires of Dan’s Bikeshop.

Epi Cruz, the Team Prima’s 30-39 age category entry, landed fourth in Baguio. He took the bronze at the General Santos leg.

ALEXANDER LIM

ALLAN MARTINEZ

BAGUIO AND GENERAL SANTOS

BANS MENDOZA

COACH EBOY FARR

DOWHILL RIDERS ORGANIZATION OF THE PHILIPPINES

EPI CRUZ

FREDERICK FARR AND JING MALABANAN

FULVIO NARCISO

GENERAL SANTOS

TEAM PRIMA

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