News – PH – PH Navy cyclists tipped for the 2021 SEA Games


MANILA, Philippines – If everything fits, the drivers of the Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance Team should receive gold medals in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam in November

“You’ve been training for two months,” Echauz said of his team during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) forum on Tuesday,

Echauz has supported cycling and duathlon over the years and has formed a high-profile team made up of crews from the Navy and employees from his huge insurance company

For this year’s SEA Games, which will take place from 21 November to 2 December in Hanoi, Echauz expects at least 10 of his drivers to be part of the national team, which will take part in eight races in road races and two more in duathlon

The top riders in Echauz’s stable include: Ronald Oranza, Jan Paul Morales, Emmanuel Comendador, George Oconer and Junrey Navarra in the men’s team; and Jermyn Prado, Kate Velasco, Mathilda Krogg and Marriane Grace Dacumos in the women’s team

His cyclists are “fully equipped” according to Echauz. “The male riders have been training in Naic, Cavite for two months, while the female cyclists are stationed in Subic

“In Naic we have a 14-room building with a swimming pool and gym that is on par with the top gyms here in Manila. The place is very conducive to training,” said Echauz, who is also president of Philippine Sailing Association is

Since sailing is not on the program of the SEA Games this year, Echauz supports the cycling and duathlon teams with all his support

Eight gold medals are at stake in cycling – two each in the team time trial (TTT), two in the individual time trial (ITT), in the criterion and in the mass start, where Echauz said his riders should give Thailand and Indonesia a run for their money / p>

At the SEA Games 2019, the Philippines won three gold medals, four silver medals and four bronzes in cycling, including BMX and mountain bike

as the host

“We should be on an equal footing, if not better than Thailand and Indonesia. We have a very good chance with women because we’ve seen the caliber of our rivals,” said Echauz. “With men we will be at ITT and TTT improve “

“And our drivers are familiar with the terrain in Vietnam because they raced there,” he added

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