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Friday, December 18, 2009


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dear team,

i think you and i will agree that the Christmas party we had for our team last night 15 December 2009 was filled...and enjoyable,

the food was done by wife of Richard Uy..soon to be chef.. the ambiance of course we have the Tour of Luzon restaurant by ourselves..which is great!

leain cruz I didnt know it was his birthday and yet was able to present PREMIERE LEAGUE

newcomer Jojo Yu and fiance was present..and so is Pinpin Uy and beautiful wife robinette.

Raymond Lim also present .

overall it was great to end season 2009 with a christmas party..and to see my friends and teammates happy with TEAM FRANZIA....i was telling philipgo..." so many strong cyclists now wants to ride Team Franzia year i probably have to pay for my entry fee it will be difficult to get into the TOP 9. "

philipgo said "because you make team Franzia a GLAMOR team thats why so many people now applying ".

but really is heartwarming to see people move from other teams to Our team only means its different to be part of this team...where it is FUN to become a rider...where every guy is a true executive and a sportsman... and the emphasis is to become a Gentleman too. That our team even if being a young team has now have several wins courtesy of mr Alex Billan and Pinpin Uy...makes us even prouder! Exclamation point Fred Chua of LPGMA team won the Filchi Race at the Luneta Lucio Cochanco Sr Cup last Sunday 13th december 2009..but it was Alex and Pinpin who took 2nd and 3rd Place for we are all very happy.

Pinpin I'm really surprized..the competition is projecting him as a person to beat who always fight and race like a wounded tiger...but he too has our sense of fun..and he is very funny..and can tell good jokes...he was telling us yesterday..that we be careful of one he is being recruited under our noses.. of course that is a joke...because he tells me and his wife robinette already...there is NOTHING CLOSE to the special treatment being given by team Franzia boss Lucio to his team of Franzia riders....Really now...Other teams are not so lucky...

I reiterate..I am enjoying the camaraderie, fun, competitiveness of team Franzia.. I hope you are enjoying staying with this team too. In return we have to start training..deliver our goods. The Boss has asked me to hire the coach..and yes Franzia is willing to shoulder the cost of that coach too..means we will move one LEVEL UP next year...

The Boss is requesting everybody to meet TWICE every month..means we now have to ride together. a schedule of training will be set. Please Please do your best to attend those training rides. For those interested in going to Thailand in May 2010..the boss also making arrangement for FRANZIA THAILAND to accomodate us.

For MAIN EVENT next year..for the Premiere is the approved list.

Team A

1.Alex Billan
2. PinPin Uy
3.Jojo Yu
4. Edward Chu
5. Alan Chu
6 RAmon Antonio
7Dennis Datu
8. Liston YAo
9 Tiboy Reyes
10. RAymond See
11Philip Go
12 Omar MArtinez

for Team B
1 George Gonzales
2. Roy See
3. Ar Ang
4. ed motomal
5 Lucio Cochangco Jr
6 Raymond Lim
7.Rolly Cruz
8. Julio Viray
9. Edwyn Evangelista
10 Edwin Mansueto

once again, as with boss and Team Franzia management.. We look forward to an exciting year in 2010.

Merry Christmas to one and all.


raymond see


Dear Team:

As your team owner, I am happy to see all of you last night. I can see the team is really excited next year for Premier League.

With scheduled team rides, training days and coach.... we can only get better! I hope each and every one of us can commit to our team. We plan to have more bonding and quality time with teamates next year. Franzia remain commited to support Team Franzia on our journey to Premier League and to next level.



Lucio ..thats the big BOSS. Grin

Jojo Yu and Franzia Teamcaptain Tiboy Reyes

the beautiful girls were invited too... Grin

team manager Raymond See announces the Franzia cyclists for 2010 Premiere League Team A and B as richard uy takes a peek .... Grin

raymond lim and julio viray...why is the 4 liter box besides julio?

roy see and Pinpin Uy in yellow

the party was held at the spanking new Tour of Luzon resto besides Tour of Luzon bikeshop

alan chu

shane chin, liston and engr rolly cruz

the Christmas presents.. Grin Franzia be given away to the team Grin Thanks boss!

ALL FOTOS COURTESY OF DENNIS DATU (hdreynolds) thanks dennis! Grin

LUCIO COCHANCO SR memorial cup dec 13 2009 Luneta Philippines


This Sunday Dec 13, 2009 there will be the 3rd Leg Roadbike Phil 7 Eleven Manila Criterium Race and in honor of Lucio Cochanco Sr who passed away this year...Team Franzia will be participating in this race and inviting cyclists to join this race.

Mr Lucio Cochanco Sr. is the father of FRANZIA WINES distributor LUCIO COCHANCO Jr...who after getting his first bike road bike early this year from ROSS in cartimar..suddenly developed a romance with road cycling in the Philippines...

thats our boss with new Franzia product endorser..the beautiful miss Pearl laugh

Our boss Lucio Cochanco Jr...he got into sunday cycling at Mall of Asia and Macapagal...from then on started joining some races organized by Filchi...then ordered 30 Anatomic cycling teamkits carrying the FLYACE CORP logo and products.. gave them away to his SUNDAY rider friends in MOA ....

In AUGUST of 2009...we were able to arrange a meeting with after talks with team Rocka1bikeshop Raymond See and atty Tiboy Reyes.... our boss he approved sponsoring the RACING TEAM FRANZIA.

He was quickly introduced to the wide world of Philippine Executive Cycling by raymond see..and his world was never the same again. I sometimes tell him...i am sorry I am giving him so much information its more than he can chew...but he takes everything in stride. He of course has been UPDATED on weekly basis already... on any developments pertaining to PHILIPPINE EXECUTIVE CYCLING RACES. I have never seen any newbie roadie who has the same fire and passion as him...and really now the entire FRANZIA cycling team is happy to ride with him..he who is our boss, our generous sponsor, our good friend.

TEAM FRANZIA will always be remembered this year as the never say die FRIENDLY team with the fighting heart that saw action at the LPGMA RACE up PAYAPA. the TOUR OF MATABUNGKAY and the recent LPGMA RACE in MACAPAGAL last 29th November....the team while newly formed has been reinforced with the addition of ALEX BILLAN and PINPIN UY the son of the mayor of DIPOLOG CITY and former team rocka riders Tiboy Reyes,Liston Yao, Philip Go, Dennis Datu Omar MArtinez , Ramon Antonio and Rolly Cruz...PLUS Alan Chu, Julio Viray, George Gonzales, Edwyn Evangelista, Ed Motomal,AR Ang, Roy See and the Mamuric brothers. Furthermore we have Bicol riders Alvin Lo,Eric TAn Enald TAn and Yuri Lirag.

Of course still doing the FRANZIA RACING REPORTS is Franzia cycling manager raymond see.

TEAM FRANZIA will also be remembered as the team inviting the most beautiful PODIUM LADIES gracing the important races. ..which makes the races more exciting...the Franzia ladies help pour well as award the winners with trophies and FRANZIA WINES.

For 2010, our Franzia TEAM OWNER our Boss is committing to participate more actively in the PHILIPPINE PREMIERE CYCLING LEAGUE and in this regard Franzia Cycling team Managers has recently talked to and approved the entry of former LEYTE CYCLING TEAM Manager Jojo Yu...and three of his teammates businessmen Edward "Tsunami" Chu of Tacloban, Edwin Mansueto and Jimmy Cadena to race under TEAM Franzia.

Warmest congratulations to our new riders.

We all look forward to an exciting year ahead.

We hope to see you this SUNDAY DEC 13 2009 in Luneta

raymond see
Franzia team manager

thats the hardworking boss Lucio Cochangco at Luneta..."this race is a birthday present for my father who celebrates his birthday on 13th December" he said

team Franzia's pinpin uy action foto

liston yao and julio viray of Franzia

and the winners are....hmmmm the girls are new faces!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

LPGMA TTT and criterium November 29 2009

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dear friends,

i think you and i will agree there is BIG improvement in this recent race than
all the other LPGMA races.

race number different color...tents for teams were provided (since last night
nakatayo na!) team banners allowed to be placed in tent. bicycle racks provided.
safety guard rails were provided. 3 ambulances seen. cars parked properly inside
designated area..FOOD served buffet style consists of fish chicken LECHON, sweet
and sour pork, pasta so forth so on. Much much better really so thanks to LPGMA
arnel Ty and marshalls.

our team...had 9 riders racing two events. alex billan entered and won the
criterium in CAT B in first place (my wife said alex dont know its my birthday so she
texted alex...who was relaxing before race started in his airconditioned toyota
coaster van "boss alex its raymond's birthday sana manalo
ka para masaya team franzia!")

alex he eventually texted reply to margie "Wow! I will greet him later..i didnt
know...We will go for the WIN" so First I have to thank boss lucio and philip
opiasa for full I say THANKS SO MUCH ALEX for the beautiful win
for me ba yan..hahaha :-)

Also I have to thank my team Franzia for all out support .team captain tiboy
reyes was competitive today specially since we were released ahead of team
suunto ... im sorry team captain ..I cant sustain the high pace so have to drop
out and ride with julio. really not prepared this time. no excuse. ill do better
next time...:-)

as for my team Franzia..i hope you had a good time... the fast paced action of
team Franzia at the TTT almost marred by accident as a poor little yellow
colored cat crossed road near the finish line and got ran over by my teammates
philipgo tiboy reyes and liston yao! so live cat ran over three times and so
imagine how team franzia felt! shivers down our spine! (margie caught franzia
ran over the poor cat on video pa!)

Suunto team eventually won cat C event..Warmest Congratulations albert cua and
team SUUNTO!

Call it coincidence. .. there was also a crash near same spot involving Boy
tiples and CNC teammate...few minutes before we started. I called audrey
tiples..the wife of boy tiples..later she confirms except for nasty road rash
boy is ok..fractured collarbone but not broken....get well soon boy tiples.

cat a criterium also marred by accident. ernie hortaleza won that
one..unfortunately for team Xterra rider businessman rommel zacarias he got pinned
into the guard rail..found foot inside the guard rail twisted ankle..and broke
it..horror of horrors..his foot was bent backward! i texted avechua yesterday
found out rommel is in the hospital waiting surgery...get well soon guys..was a
bit unnerving yesterday...fortunately for us there was quick action by the
Medics and Ambulance provided by LPGMA. Thanks to mr arnel ty!

in the criterium it was fast paced action also..however as i was busy with work
(no training) i couldnt sustain pace also. was riding with a group on chase.
near the finish line i told the boys..."let the lady go first ..let kaight go
first" kaight laughing...picked up speed unfortunately as we turn to the finish
horror of horrors the finish line occupied by next set of cyclists Elite
category..we havent finished racing we almost as expected
kaight angry...:-)

i take this opportunity thank my wife all out support for me today all the food
chocolate cookies i need...she gave...hehehehe. what will i do without my

ahh so sweet my wife was on my birthday.

thanks so much everyone.

overall it was an enjoyable day. hope you had a good time.

see you on the road next time.

raymond see
team franzia


thats the big boss ARNEL TY

team Gerrys Grill vic cordero wowed me with three specialized transition super bikes in his team... Shocked

brakes underneath for aerodynamics...bottle shaped like a fairing..beautiful machine!

team Franzia's ALEX BILLAN the winner in Cat B criterium Congrats alex!

team Suunto champion in the TTT cat C

what's a golf cart doing in a bike race? delivering food ala golfcart to the tents of the different teams THANKS BOSS CALOY! Grin

there was too much food on the table...i was asking if i can just eat and forget about the race.. laugh

dondie friend..bello en selle beautiful on the saddle of his new GIANT! BRAVO DONDIE!

raymond see dusting off cobwebs on his SEVEN and FIR killing discs laugh

raymond see with wheels changed ...leads the chase in the criterium...

team FULL CIRCLE relaxed mode Grin

team CNC boy tiples on the colnago

team Fitness First

team Mossimmo


team PLDT

thats my boss TEAM FRANZIA owner Lucio Cochanco Jr in black

assessing aero equipment of teammate Dennis datu

raymond see wearing the white T shirt with PPCL Philippine Premiere Cycling League logo (courtesy of LPGMA every body got one) with CAT B Criterium Champion team FRANZIA teammate ALEX BILLAN

thats the BIG BOSS of LPGMA MR ARNEL TY..thanks so much boss arnel for hosting this big EVENT!