AS the country begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ronda Pilipinas conveyed gratitude for the stringent government measures that have been in place and have helped in the resumption of sports.
Interestingly, one of the sports that truly gained popularity during the pandemic is cycling, which the group has been supporting for more than a decade now.
According to Ms. Bernadeth A. Guerrero, Project Director of Ronda Pilipinas, they are pushing for a healthier lifestyle for Filipinos with the hope that one day we can all go back to normal.
After a one-year pandemic hiatus, LBC Ronda Pilipinas will resume its races as the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2022 season is set this coming March 9-21, 2022. A total of 13 participating teams composed of eight cyclists will battle it out in a 10-stage, 12-day spectacle that is expected to race around major cities and provinces in Luzon such as Sorsogon, Legazpi, Naga, Daet, Lucena, Tagaytay, Cabanatuan, Baler, Echague (Isabela), Santiago and Baguio.
Games and Amusements Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham “Baham” Mitra commends the men and women of LBC Ronda Pilipinas for continuously spearheading this annual professional road cycling competition in the Philippines. With its highly competitive races, it helped discover and develop promising and world-class professional athletes who compete with the best of the world in the field of cycling.
Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID pandemic, LBC Ronda Pilipinas did not stop in providing an exciting and highly-anticipated cycling spectacle.
In a virtual meeting on Monday, February 21, Mitra said the LBC Ronda Pilipinas organizers discussed the list of participants, licensing requirements, and health protocols in preparation for the upcoming season.
Mitra emphasized professionalism amongst all the participants of 2022 LBC Ronda Pilipinas where they will undergo a seminar on the Code of Ethics and Conduct for Professional Athletes and Officials and the Oath prior to the event. He reminded everyone that a GAB license is only a privilege and should not be abused, otherwise, it can be suspended or revoked should there be complaints or if one is found guilty of a violation.
Mitra also urged everyone to strictly follow the health protocols for the safe conduct of sports.