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Padyak Pinoy (Filipino Pedal) is the official title of the Tour of the Philippines (Tour ng Pilipinas), a bicycle tour held during the hot and dry season (April-May) in the Philippines.
It's previous names included the Tour of Luzon, Marlboro Tour, Tour of Calabarzon (2002), Tour Pilipinas, before carrying the current name.
It's current corporate sponsor is Airfreight 2100, the official brand-carrier of FedEx and Air21, who has funded the tour since 2002. From 1979-1998, Marlboro was the carrying sponsor of the tour before backing out of the tour, resulting in the tour's stoppage for the next three years.
 Tour of Luzon: 1955-1976
In 1955, the Tour was launched as a four-stage race from Manila to Vigan race won by Antonio Arzala. But, a year later, the race was renamed as the Tour of Luzon and carried the name until 1976 (there was no tour held in 1968, 1970-1972).
Among the prominent riders include Pangasinan riders Cornelio Padilla, Jr., Jess Garcia, who were two-time Tour champions along with Jose Sumalde of Catanduanes.
However, in 1977, a rift within the PCAP (see below) led to a split of two tours during the said year. However, according to the Padyak Pinoy website , the event organized by Geruncio Lacuesta is recognized on their official list.
The tour's name ended by 1978 as Marlboro entered the scene.
 Marlboro Tour: 1979-1998
By 1979, Marlboro became the official sponsor of the tour and the event was named as Marlboro Tour, a name that is commonly familiar to ardent racers and fans.
During these times, the tour expanded its routes, by including cities from Visayas in the leg, with the final laps regularly held at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.
From 1997-1998, the tour allowed riders from Asia to compete in the event and was sanctioned by the UCI. It also led to Wong Kam Po of Hong Kong to become the first non-Filipino to win the event in 1997, after overtaking 1996 winner Victor Espiritu for the lead in the latter stages.
The format used for the teams are based on provinces with the National Team included in the race. It was also the same format when Asian riders participated in the event beginning in 1997.
 End of Marlboro Tour: 1999-2001
In 1999, Marlboro backed out as sponsor which proved to be a devastating blow to the organizers. According to news articles such as this , the tour lost about a possible 60-million pesos to finance the tour.
With this, there was no tour held from 1999-2001. To compensate the loss of the so-called "Summer Cycling Spectacle", other groups formed mini-races during the summer.
 Airfreight 2100 as backer: 2002-Present
In 2002, the tour was revived after Airfreight 2100 of Bert Lina and Lito Alvarez financed the tour. A four-leg race was held in late-May known as Tour of Calabarzon won by Santy Barnachea.
A year later, the tour was renamed as Tour Pilipinas, and held a 17-leg race, the longest since 1998. The tour was won by Arnel Quirimit of Pangasinan.
Ryan Tanguilig won in 2004 in a 10-stage tour. In 2005, the tour was renamed as the Golden Tour 50 @ 05, honoring the 50th anniversary of the Tour. 1998 champion Warren Davadilla, who won the last edition of the Marlboro, was the champion.
In 2006, several disputes within the National Cycling Association led to a short eight stage event dubbed with the current Padyak Pinoy name, won by Barnachea.
 Champions of the Tour
 Tour of Luzon
|1955||Manila to Vigan Bicycle Race||April 28-May 1, 1955||4 Laps||418 km||Antonio Arzala|
|1956||Tour of Luzon||May 23-27, 1956||5 Laps||1,057 km.||Antonio Arzala||33:45:08|
|1957||Tour of Luzon||May 28-June 7, 1957||6 Laps||1, 155 km.||Rufino Gabot||51:45:22|
|1958||Tour of Luzon||April 14-20, 1958||7 Laps||1,517 km.||Mamerto Eden||61:14:08|
|1959||Tour of Luzon||April 12-19, 1959||8 Laps||1,634 km.||Antonio Arzala||59:44:50|
|1960||Tour of Luzon||May 14-22,1960||9 Laps||1,648 km.||Rodrigo Abaquita||57:51:02|
|1961||Tour of Luzon||April 25-May 7, 1961||12 Laps||2,167 km.||Jose Moring , Jr..||59:44:50|
|1962||Tour of Luzon||March 26-April 8, 1962||12 Laps||1,870.23 km.||Edmundo De Guzman||61:04:50|
|1963||Tour of Luzon||May 5, 1963||14 Laps||2,334.38 km.||Gonzalo Recodos||78:27:54|
|1964||Tour of Luzon||April 19-May 3, 1964||14 Laps||1,967.60 km.||Jose Sumalde||60:22:09|
|1965||Tour of Luzon||April 25-May 9, 1965||14 Laps||2,049.31 km.||Jose Sumalde||65:13:19|
|1966||Tour of Luzon||April 23-May 8, 1966||15 Laps||1,999.82 km.||Cornelio Padilla , Jr..||60:45:31|
|1967||Tour of Luzon||April 12-19, 1967||8 Laps||1,634 km.||Cornelio Padilla , Jr..||70:34:57|
|1968||No tour held in 1968|
|1969||Tour ng Filipinas||April 18-27, 1969||10 Laps||1,208.40 km.||Domingo Quilban||37:50:29|
|1970||No tour held in 1970|
|1971||No tour held in 1971|
|1972||No tour held in 1972|
|1973||Tour of Luzon||May 11-20, 1973||10 Laps||1,214 km.||Jesus Garcia , Jr..||34:38:38|
|1974||Tour of Luzon-Visayas||April 23-May 12, 1974||18 Laps||2,540.95 km.||Teodorico Rimarim||78:35:19|
|1975||Tour of Luzon||April 19-May 4, 1975||15 Laps||2,207.87 km.||Samson Etrata||66:18:48.6|
|1976||Tour of Luzon||April 21-May 9, 1976||6 Laps||2,200 km.||Modesto Bonzo||66:31:10.4|
 Tour of the Philippines
|1977||Tour ng Pilipinas||May 2-June 5, 1977||24 Laps||4,000 km.||Manuel Reynante||106:57:20.1|
|Marlboro Tour ng Pilipinas||June 7-26, 1977||3 Laps, 3 Stages||1,697 km.||Jesus Garcia||55:37:52.8 THERE WERE TWO TOURS THAT WAS HELD ON 1976. THE TOUR NG PILIPINAS WAS WON BY MANUEL REYNANTE. REYNANTE WON TWO TOUR NG PILIPINAS CROWNS IN HIS CAREER. 1977 AND 1980|
|1978||Perk Speed Tour||February 9-12, 1978||4 Laps||405.8 km.||Rumin Salamante||10:11:10|
|1979||Marlboro Tour||April 18-30, 1979||11 Laps||1,900 km.||Paquito Rivas||60:01:06.4|
|1980||Tour of the Philippines||April 15-May 11, 1980||21 Laps||2,780.83 km.||Manuel Reynante||83:08:00.84|
|1981||Tour of the Philippines||March 17-April 12, 1981||21 Laps||3,058.81 km.||Jacinto Sicam||87:25:43.99|
 Marlboro Tour
|1982||Marlboro Tour||April 22-May 9, 1982||15 Laps||2,192.27.81 km.||Jacinto Sicam||61:29:17.57|
|1983||Marlboro Tour||April 16-May 1, 1983||14 Laps||2,313.11 km.||Romeo Bonzo||63:54:31.94|
|1984||Marlboro Tour||May 26-June 10, 1984||14 Laps||2,464.27.45 km.||Ruben Carino||68:08:49.46|
|1985||Marlboro Tour||April 18-May 12, 1985||21 Laps||3,668.97 km.||Pepito Calip||97:04:42.04|
|1986||Marlboro Tour||April 26-May 11, 1986||10 Laps||2,900.77 km.||Rolando Pagnanawon||77:39:53.14|
|1987||Marlboro Tour||May 21-June 7, 1987||17 Laps||3,282 km.||Reynaldo Dequito||88:06:50.88|
|1988||Marlboro Tour||April 28-May 15, 1988||17 Laps||3,544.53 km.||Armando Catalan||94:44:03.92|
|1989||Marlboro Tour||April 26-May 14, 1989||18 Laps||3,539.47 km.||Gerardo Igos||95:40:23.79|
|1990||Marlboro Tour||April 18-May 6, 1990||18 Laps||3,317.42 km.||Manuel Buenaventura||95:58:38.80|
|1991||Marlboro Tour||April 25-May 12,1991||17 Laps||2,373.61 km.||Bernardo Llentada||63:33:17.73|
|1992||Marlboro Tour||May 21-June 7, 1992||17 Laps||2,731.38 km.||Renato Dolosa||71:21:49.2|
|1993||Marlboro Tour||April 17-May 9, 1993||21 Laps||3,480 km.||Carlo Guieb||91:41:54.62|
|1994||Marlboro Tour||April 17-May 9, 1994||20 Stages||3,563 km.||Carlo Guieb||91:24:13.33|
|1995||Marlboro Tour||March 18-April 8, 1995||19 Stages||3,280.33 km.||Renato Dolosa||83:43:39.54|
|1996||Marlboro Tour||April 14-May 5, 1996||19 Stages||3,257.29 km.||Victor Espiritu||80:50:46.24|
|1997||Marlboro Tour||April 16-May 4, 1997||16 Stages||2,472 km.||Wong Kam Po||62:06:28|
|1998||Marlboro Centennial Tour||April 15-May 3, 1998||16 Stages||2,494 km.||Warren Davadilla||64:58:57|
|1999||No tour held in 1999|
|2000||No tour held in 2000|
|2001||No tour held in 2001|
 FedEx/Air21 Tour
|2002||FedEx Tour of CALABARZON||May 30-June 2,2002||4 Stages||517.7 km.||Santy Barnachea||12:41:13|
|2003||Air21 Tour Pilipinas||April 16-May 11,2003||15 Stages||2,849.8 km.||Arnel Quirmit||55:29:20.63|
|2004||Air21 Tour Pilipinas||April 15-May 2,2004||17 Stages||2,849.8 km.||Rhyan Tanguilig||70:28:59|
|2005||Golden Tour 50@05||May 26-June 5,2005||10 Stages||1,492 km.||Warren Davadilla||37:20:55|
|2006||Padyak Pinoy Tour Pilipinas||May 12-18, 2006||8 Stages||1,219.4 km.||Santy Barnachea||31:10:03|
|2007||Padyak Pinoy||May 17-29, 2007||10 Stages||1,500 km.||Victor Espiritu||33:02:38|
- ↑ Staged by the Geruncio Lacuesta, acknowledged father of Philippine bikathoning, after a split among the cyclists and the formation of the Professional Cycling Association of the Philippines (PCAP) with Matias Defensor as president. Garcia won the Mindanao stage, Casta the Visayas stage and Gorospe the Luzon stage. It was Lacuesta's last tour as the PCAP took over center stage two years later in 1979. This tour is considered official by the current organization.
- ↑ No regular tour held; instead the perk speed tour was run Feb. 9-12 over four laps aimed at producing the first cyclist(s) to achieve an average 40 km/h. Starting in Manila and winding up in Olongapo City, the speed test measured 405.8 km.s. Rumin Salamante won the event in 10 hrs. 11 mins., 10 secs.
- ↑ In 1997, the Tour allowed cyclists from Asia to participate in the event. Wong became the first, and still, only non-Filipino to win the event. Asian riders were also allowed in 1998.