It’s the 8th year of Nuvali’s “Dirt Weekend” is considered as one of the country’s premium mountain bike race events.
Dirt Weekend is also a pioneer in bringing world-class formats in the Philippines. It’s been hosted the first Enduro Race in the country in 2012, which is a highly technical downhill event that drew hundreds for pros and enthusiats. In 2013, Dirt Weekend presented the first UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) Philippine MTB National Championship and the first Philippine MTB Marathon National Championship. The two events alone drew almost 2,000 riders to Nuvali in total.
Nuvali announced that the 40 finishers of the Cross Country Marathon World Series qualifying race will be eligible to join next year’s world championship race in Germany. The event was held at Nuvali’s Dirt Weekend bike festival, the eight installment of this prestigious cycling event which gathered more than 1,500 cyclists representing different provinces and countries around the world, including Japan and Portugal.
In the Women’s division Aiana Dormitoia of Philippines, finishing the 90 kilometer course in 5 hours 12 minutes 12 seconds. In second place was Melissa Jaroda of Philippines with a time of 5 hours 16 minutes 45 seconds and in third place Avegail Rombaon of Philippines with a time of 5 hours 19 minutes 45 seconds.
And for the Men’s Division Motoshi Kadota of Japan led the race, finishing the 90 kilometer course in 4 hours 6 minutes 17.87 seconds. In second place was Alvin Benosa of the Philippines with a finish time of 4 hours 9 minutes 13.92 seconds. And for the third place was Eusebio Quiniones of the Philippines with a finish time of 4 hours 11 minutes 5.79 seconds.