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Zambales’s Theodore Aguilo is 10th at 2022 UCI Gravel World Series Philippines in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija

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Theodore Christian Lopez Aguilo of Zambales, Philippines was one of the Filipino cyclists who successfully completed the 85km course of the 2022 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Gravel World Series Philippines. He is from ZamCrew.

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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Theodore Aguilo is 10th in men’s 19-34

Aguilo clocked 3:51:49.890. He finished 10th in the men’s 19-34 age group and 35th overall.

It was Rick Nobel, 27, of Zeewolde, Flevoland, Netherlands who finished first in the men’s 19-34 age group. He clocked 3:11:38.131 and ranked second overall.

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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Aguilo attended The Lyceum of Subic Bay, Inc. in the Central Business District, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales. In February 2018, he visited Bangkok, Thailand.

In April 2018, Aguilo became a master councilor of the Pinatubo chapter of the Order of DeMolay. He became the treasurer of the same chapter in November 2018.

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