Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Go Further with the Ford Forza Triathlon Team
Ford Philippines officially introduces its partnership with triathlon team, Ford Forza.Triathlon is a versatile multi-stage sport that tests athletes in the form of swimming, cycling and running. The Ford Forza partnership showcases the personality and lifestyle match of the Ford vehicles with the fast-growing multi-sport.
“We at Ford are very passionate about our class-leading and built Ford tough vehicles that match various lifestyles. We found a very compelling association with team Ford Forza, whose members are just as passionate, capable and versatile with the sport and the various lifestyles that they represent,” said Minnie Valencia-Bustamante, vice president for marketing and sales, Ford Philippines.
The Ford Forza Tri Team includes; actor, singer and host, Matteo Guidicelli; degreed nutritionist, Giorgia Guidicelli; businessman, Gianluca Guidicelli; actor, professional race car driver and model, Ivan Carapiet; private investment banker, Ranvel Rufino; social media influencer, fitness advocate and model, Divine Lee; actor, host and blogger, Victor Basa; commercial director, AF Benaza; college student and race car driver, Stefano Marcelo; college student, Claudia Tagle; marketing manager, Kristie Onglatco, professional athletes, Elmo Clarabal and Philip Duenas; businessman, Jose Merdino Lim and TV host and senior sports correspondent Dyan Castillejo Garcia.
“The Ford Forza Tri Team was created by a group of professionals who are passionate about the sport and the triathlon lifestyle. Our advocacy is to help aspiring Filipino athletes who lack the financial capability but possess the potential to be winners,” said Gianluca Guidicelli, team captain of Ford Forza.
Team Ford Forza will soon compete in triathlon events in Albay, Subic, Cebu, Bohol and Camarines Sur, as well as abroad including, Vietnam, Taiwan and Arizona.
“We’re honored to partner with a company that embodies the same values that the team stands for. Ford’s support to the team will enable us to go further in our advocacy and our races, and we are truly proud to carry the Ford brand as we compete in triathlon events both locally and internationally,” added Guidicelli.
Catch the Ford Forza team at the following events; Century Tuna 70.3 on March 8 at Subic Bay, Full Ironman in Taiwan on April 12, 70.3 in Vietnam on May 10, Regent Food 5150 in Subic on June 7, Challenge in CamSur on June 14, Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu on August 2, Safeguard 5150 in Bohol on November, Full Ironman in Arizona on November 14.