LOVELY GIRL ON A RACING BIKE: MATHILDA KROGG IS PINOY CYCLING’S BEST KEPT SECRET!
BY KEANE VIRI
PHOTOGRAPHY BY FILE PHOTOS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
One of AO’s editors is an avid cyclist. He’s not the athletic type—more like the slow-ride, bike-to-work-in-casuals kind of guy. Like any enthusiast, he joins Facebook groups for like-minded individuals. Here’s the story of how he found out about Mathilda Krogg, who he believes is Philippine Cycling’s best kept secret: In one of his Facebook groups dedicated to cycling, someone posted a photo of women cyclists claiming their medals at an event. Eagle-eyed AO editor spotted a very pretty woman among them. ‘Who is she?’, he asked the group’s admin, but even the admin didn’t know. So we went on investigative journalism mode (aka stalking). We found out she is a member of the Philippine Navy Standard Insurance Women’s Cycling team. A couple of clicks later, we found out more about her. Finally, we knew her, and our hearts pedaled away gleefully having seen more of her:
Does she look like nagbababad siya araw all day cycling?!
Prepping for a race probably?
With that hair, this could be the just-freshened-up look post-race
Yes to that caption!
Messy hair don't care never looked this angas!
We would never skip school if she doesn't
Athletes wear no makeup for a reason
Mathilda in complete riding kit is pure love and energy