Filipino cyclist Irish Valenzuela
Irish Valenzuela debuted with two victories at the Revolve 24 endurance cycling. Credits Irish Valenzuela

London-based Filipino cyclist Irish Valenzuela emerged with two victories at the Revolve 24 endurance cycling event, finishing as 2nd fastest rider overall and winning gold with his 4-member team.

Irish Valenzuela’s excellent performance at the Brands Hatch Circuit on September 14-15 in London, England marked his debut in endurance professional racing.

The only Asian in his team, Valenzuela started for his Sarto Team and propelled the Sarto Team to eventual victory.

Irish Valenzuela’s outstanding ride made him the 2nd fastest overall in the Individual category after clocking in at 5:25:64 seconds, just behind eventual champion Alexis Bourellier of France who clocked in at 5:25:48 seconds.

Irish Valenzuela together with the Sarto Team was victorious at the Revolve 24 circuit. Credits Irish Valenzuela.

Valenzuela, together with his Sarto Teammates Sven Verbrugghe of Belgium, and Dutchmen Coen Van Kleef and Bas Bosma, won gold in the Male-4 rider Category. They won the overall category in the Cycling Relays 24-hour racing after setting a new track record of 232 laps over the 3.5-kilometer circuit. Their closest competitors only finished 226 and 225 laps.

Other Filipino cyclists who have won international events include Coryn Rivera at the RideLondon Classique and Ariana Dormitorio at the Yawatahama International Cross Country race in Japan.

SEND congratulations in the comments below to Irish Valenzuela and Sarto Team for their medal-winning performance in London!

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