THE Visayas qualifying races offer 54 slots, while the Luzon eliminations stake 34 spots to the national finals of Ronda Pilipinas 2015.
The top 50 elite and four best young riders in the Visayas races set Feb. 11 to 13 will advance along with the first 30 elite and four young cyclists in the Luzon qualifying set Feb. 16 and 17.
The 88 Visayas and Luzon qualifiers will join last year's winner Reimon Lapaza of Butuan, the nine-man national team led by Mark Galedo and a composite European team in the championship rounds slated Feb. 22-27 unfolding in Greenfield City in Sta. Rosa and ending in Baguio.
Organizers are providing transportation for all Mindanao riders from Dipolog City to Dumaguete City on Feb. 10 for free. Trip schedules are 4 a.m., 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. Upon arrival, riders should go straight to Bethel Guesthouse Hotel along the baywalk in Rizal Avenue, or just near the Dumaguete port, for registration.
Visayas Stage One will start at the Negros Oriental Prov'l Capitol and end in Sipalay City Plaza (172.7 kilometers for elite, 120.2 kms for juniors); Stage Two will start at the Bacolod City Plaza and end at the Bacolod Government Center via Don Salvador Benedicto and San Carlos (158 kms for elite, 110.5 kms for juniors) on Feb. 12 ; and Stage Three will open at the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol and end in Cadiz City (123 kms for elite and juniors).
The registration form is available online at Ronda Pilipinas' official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/RondaPilipinas, and Twitter account @rondapilipinas. Riders may still register for the event presented by LBC two hours before qualifying race day for P1,000 per entry per stage.