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Go for Gold Continental Team Makes Waves at Tour de Taiwan Stage 1

Go for Gold Continental Team Makes Waves at Tour de Taiwan Stage 1

In the heart of Taipei City, amidst the bustling energy of the Tour de Taiwan, the Go for Gold Continental Team left an indelible mark on the cycling world. With their impressive performance in Stage 1, they proved that Filipino riders are a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.

A Strong Start:

As the peloton tackled the challenging 83.2-kilometer Stage 1, featuring the best riders from Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Asia, the Go for Gold team wasted no time in asserting themselves among the elite. Despite the fierce competition, all Go for Gold riders held their ground, with each member playing a crucial role in the team's success.

Impressive Finishes:

Leading the charge was young rider Jaypee Olarte, whose determination and skill propelled him to an impressive 36th place finish, hot on the heels of stage winner Itamar Einhorn from Israel Premiere Tech. Olarte's performance was a testament to the talent and potential of Filipino cyclists on the international stage.

A Team Effort:

But Olarte was not alone in his success. Fellow Go for Gold riders Jonel Carcueva, Ronnilan Quita, Jericho Jay Lucero, and Rustom Lim also crossed the finish line in the mass bunch, showcasing the depth and strength of the team's roster. Together, they proved that unity and teamwork are the keys to success in the world of competitive cycling.

Raising the Bar:

For Go for Gold, participation in events like the Tour de Taiwan is about more than just competing—it's about elevating the quality of Filipino cycling on the global stage. As the only All-Filipino cycling team in the tournament, Go for Gold is proud to represent their country and showcase the talent and potential of Filipino riders to the world.

A Bright Future Ahead:

With their eyes set on future competitions like the Asian Championships, Asian Games, and Sea Games, Go for Gold is poised to continue making waves in the world of cycling. Supported by their participation in UCI-sanctioned races as a continental team, they are paving the way for the next generation of Filipino cyclists to dream big and reach for gold.


As Stage 1 of the Tour de Taiwan comes to a close, the Go for Gold Continental Team stands tall, their performance a testament to the spirit of Filipino resilience and determination. With each pedal stroke, they are forging a path towards a brighter future for Filipino cycling, inspiring a nation and leaving their mark on the world stage.


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