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President Donna Lina said the LTdF was originally scheduled for February 17 to 21 -- this time as a five-stage race from the previous four stages to level up in its first decade.
But because of the country's hosting of the SEA Games from November 30 to December 11 also this year, Lina stressed the LTdF's role in helping prepare the country's top riders for the biennial multi-sport regional competitions that the country is hosting only for the fourth time after 1981, 1991 and 2005.
"And because of the recent calamity that struck Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and the rest of the Bicol region, it has become more imperative that we postpone the race." Albay, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon were declared under a state of calamity because of tropical depression Usman, which caused landslides and massive flooding in areas where the LTdF's 10th editon would specifically pass through, particularly in the town of Sagnay which was badly hit.
The UCI scheduled the 2019 LTdF on the Asia Tour calendar from February 17 to 21.
Carino, riding for Standard Insurance-Philippine Navy, joined 7-Eleven Roadbike Philippines riders Ravina and Galedo in the LTdF honor roll after ruling last year's race that returned with a Baguio City finish over treacherous Kennon Road.
Baler Ravina (2012) and Mark Galedo (2014) have previously ruled the LTdF.
The team's golden run in the LTdF also served as the riders' fitting gift to Phl Navy, which recently celebrated its 120th anniversary.
The International Cycling Union (UCI), the world governing body for cycling, has scheduled the LtDF in February to conform with the Asian Tour calendar.
We want to have a world class race for our local riders to race side by side with foreign cyclists,' LTdF Chairman Donna May Lina said during the event's press launch on Thursday at the Palacio de Manila in Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
'Wala akong pressure dito dahil lahat malalakas, lalo na yung foreigners (I take a no-pressure approach here considering everyone is strong, especially the foreigners,' said Oranza, who last saw action in the LTdF in 2014 before skipping the succeeding editions due to military training.
We want to have a world class race for our local riders to race side by side with foreign cyclists," said LTdF chairman Donna May Lina during a press launch yesterday at the Palacio de Manila.
The Le Tour de Filipinas (LtDF) breaks decades of summer tradition but returns to a familiar and historic culminating stage as it holds its sixth edition in 2015 that would highlight 60 years of the Tour in the country.