The Isuzu D-MAX Cycling Team, which has adopted the battle cry of “Conquering Endless Possibilities,” is gearing up to dominate multi-sports competitions in 2013 such as biking, running, swimming, and, of course, winning those events. The team is following the tagline of “The Possibilities Are Endless.”
The Isuzu D-MAX team started out in 2011 with only 12 members, which expanded to 15 in 2012, and is entering 2013 with 22 members. The team will also compete in triathlons in addition to the downhill/gravity mountain biking, cross-country and Xterra events, all events which the D-MAX team has had a foothold in the past two years.
Some of the members that will help the D-MAX team claim victory are sports enthusiast/celebrity Matteo Guidicelli; cyclist Frederick Farr, a silver medalist with the Philippine National Cycling Team at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games in Thailand; and his son Jerrick Farr, a consistent podium finisher last year. The Farrs are the only father-and-son duo competing professionally in any local sport. Jerrick was also nominated as the Downhill Riders Organization of the Philippines (DROP) Rookie Of The Year.
Another valuable addition to the D-MAX team is Jomer Lim, a Cebu-based triathlete who has topped the age 30-35 group in all major triathlete events around the country. Lim was also nominated as the best in the 30-35 group by the SWIM.BIKE.RUN triathlon forum. Last year, the D-MAX team added road biking, Xterra biking/running and open-water swimming as events that they will compete in.
“The impressive performance of the Isuzu D-MAX Cycling Team in the past two years is an indication of its potential,” said Isuzu Philippines Corporation President Ryoji Yamazaki. “The arrival of new members should undoubtedly make the team even more competitive this year, and puts it in a position where the possibilities for achieving triumphs are endless.”
In 2013, the D-MAX team intends to compete in at least 10 downhill races, 10 cross-country amateur and professional events in the 20K to 100K rough-terrain distances, and major duathlon and triathlon events such as the 1.5K to 2K open-water swim, the 35K to 90K mixed road and cross-country riding, and 5K to 21K road and trail runs.