Catanduanes to host first two stages of 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas

THE island province of Catanduanes will play host to the first two stages of the 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas on February 18 to 21.

Le Tour de Filipinas organizers led by project director Sunshine Joy Mendoza and Gilbert Gualberto, operations head of Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento held the initial ocular inspection on the province over the weekend.

Sarmiento expressed enthusiasm over the confirmation that the first two stages will be held in Catanduanes as it will be the first time the province will host the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)-sanctioned race.

Incidentally, the province is the birth place of the late two-time Tour champion Jose Sumalde.

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