Filipino cyclist Mark John Lexer Galedo won a gold medal at the opening day of cycling’s road race competitions in the 27th Southeast Asian Games held in three Burmese cities of Leway, Pyinmanar and Tatkon.
Galedo, cycling in an average of 44.765 km per hour, topped the pack of 17 bikers in the men’s road race 50km individual time trial to win the gold medal with a time of 1:07:00.999 hours. He won the race with 37 seconds lead over Indonesia’s Robin Manullang who finished with 1:07.38.294 hours
Compatriot Ronald Oranza finished third with a bronze medal time of 1:07:50.798.
The men’s road race team of Arnold Marcelo, Alfie Catalan, Jan Paul Morales and John Renee Mier will gun for the gold medal in tomorrow’s men’s road race 100km team time trial.
The men’s road race 163km individual trials and team trials are scheduled on the 18th of December.
Cyclists in seeing action in the cross country and down hill events failed to deliver a single medal.
Joey Barba placed only 6th in the Men’s Mountain Bike Down Hill 1.5km finals with a time of 2:29.505. Indonesia won the gold, while Thailand took the silver and bronze. He also finished 8th in the men’s mountain bike down hill 1.5km.
In the Men’s Mountain Bike Cross Country(4km per lap) event, Nino Surban placed 7th (1:38:16), Alvin Benosa finished 8th (1:40:02), Eusebio Quinones was 10th (1:43:01) and March Mc Quinn Aleonar reach the finish line after 1:44:03.