Trivia - tour of luzon

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  1. Corzhens

    Corzhens Well-Known Member

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    From the name Le Tour de Filipinas, it changed to the more popular Tour of Luzon which carried the torch for Philippine professional cycling. Organized cycling clubs compete in a rigorous from 1955 to 1976. The tour produced legendary champions like Antonio Arzala and Cornelio Padilla who later on pursued his academic studies with the tour winnings and became a lawyer. The colorful tour was being awaited every year when the 10 laps or so are held during summer.

    Unfortunately, due to political bickerings, the tour was scrapped and wore another name after 1976. But that's another story.
     


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