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                    [ArticleID] => 1539110
                    [Title] => Sagan, 2015 Cyclist of the Year
                    [Summary] => 

Peter Sagan was the story for professional cycling in 2015.

[DatePublished] => 2016-01-03 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1420521 [AuthorName] => Jose Vicente Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1527477 [Title] => Terrorism & the Tour [Summary] =>

Only on two occasions did terrorism occurred during the Tour de France but it never affected the race.

[DatePublished] => 2015-11-29 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1420521 [AuthorName] => Jose Vicente Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1504854 [Title] => World Championships: Rainbow Rising [Summary] =>

Washington, DC. Today is Saturday, and I’m here in Washington DC and i’m just two hours away from one event that’s in my bucket list, The World Road Cycling Championships in Richmond, Virginia. I am excited! We, my sister, Flom, and my brother, JC, drove all the way from NJ just to witness one of the top three events in the sport of professional cycling.

[DatePublished] => 2015-09-27 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 136084 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1420521 [AuthorName] => Jose Vicente Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1494315 [Title] => Vuelta Vuelta [Summary] =>

The 2015 Vuelta a Espana is now on its second week, and being the poor sibling of its more prestigious siblings, the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia, its the sort of last a last chance saloon to redeem the status of a superstar for the year, especially if a superstar (Vincenzo Nibali, e.g.) had nothing to show for this year.

[DatePublished] => 2015-08-30 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1435501 [AuthorName] => JV Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1480802 [Title] => Saving French pride [Summary] =>

Four consecutive mountain stages packed in the last four days. Since I’ve started following the Tour de France back in 1989, I’ve never seen anything like this. But the Tour changes every year, sometimes, its time-trial laden, like in 2012 when Bradley Wiggins won or an even division of TT, sprints and climbs.

[DatePublished] => 2015-07-24 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 136083 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1435501 [AuthorName] => JV Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1402907 [Title] => Happy 10th! [Summary] =>

My Eddy Merckx will be celebrating his tenth birthday this month.

[DatePublished] => 2014-12-15 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1420521 [AuthorName] => Jose Vicente Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1371846 [Title] => Shut up, legs! [Summary] =>

The last time the hour record was reset was back in 2005, when unknown rider OndrejSosenka (49.700km) beat Chris Boardmansrecord (44.491km, 2000)who beat Eddy Merckx’s record (49.431km, 1972).

[DatePublished] => 2014-09-22 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1420521 [AuthorName] => Jose Vicente Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1345743 [Title] => Peter Sagan: The Terminator [Summary] =>

I’ve written about Peter Sagan (Cannondale) before, about how exciting he was (and still is). Two years later, he is still  the most exciting professional rider.

[DatePublished] => 2014-07-13 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1435501 [AuthorName] => JV Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1304510 [Title] => Classics explained [Summary] =>

Just what is a “Classic”? Or what makes a race a classic?

[DatePublished] => 2014-03-24 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1133909 [AuthorName] => Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1260706 [Title] => “Sparctacus” to chase the Hour Record [Summary] =>

CebuCycling’s Road Rage, a 2-day, 3-event road race, will be held this weekend.

[DatePublished] => 2013-11-25 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1133909 [AuthorName] => Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) ) )
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