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Pulilan, Bulacan’s Ana Katrina Angelo is 2nd at 2022 UCI Gravel World Series Philippines in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija

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Ana Katrina Angelo of Pulilan, Bulacan, Philippines was one of the Filipino cyclists who successfully completed the 85km course of the 2022 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Gravel World Series Philippines. She is from Trinx Philippines.

The race was held in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, Philippines on April 3, 2022. It was the first leg of the inaugural race series of its kind under the UCI, the Switzerland-based world governing body for sports cycling that oversees international competitive cycling events.

Theodore Christian Aguilo, Ana Katrina Angelo
Theodore Christian Aguilo, Ana Katrina Angelo

2022 UCI Gravel World Series in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija

The first and only Asian leg in the 2022 UCI Gravel World Series attracted competitors from Europe and Asia. Participants powered through all the ascents, river crossings, water features and everything else that Bongabon’s legendary terrain put in front of them.

“This is a big boost for Bongabon as a destination for sports tourism,” Bongabon mayor Allan Gamilla said. “We hope to make use of the municipality’s potential to help promote the country and further establish it as major global hub for gravel riding.”

The age groups were 19-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and 65-69. The course was 85km for cyclists 49 years old and younger and 62km for cyclists 50 years old and older.

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Ana Katrina Angelo is second to Mellisa Jane Jaroda

Angelo clocked 4:00:27.423. She finished second in the women’s 19-34 age group and 47th overall.

It was Mellisa Jane Jaroda of Iloilo City, Philippines who finished first in the women’s 19-34 age group. She clocked 3:39:00.639.

A total of 349 cyclists finished the race. Each qualifier was awarded with a finisher medal and 25 percent of each rider category earned a UCI qualifying medal and automatically made it to the UCI World Championships.

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Originally from Pulilan, Angelo is currently based in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. She attended the University of Santo Tomas in Sampaloc, Manila, Metro Manila.

Since 2017, Angelo has been a Trinx Philippines cyclist. From September 2019 to June 2020, she worked for Ventaja International Corporation in Quezon City, Metro Manila.

On May 20, 2018, Angelo competed in the Philippine National Games 2018 in Danao City, Cebu. She finished second in the women elite category.

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