Ronda Pilipinas 2013 Stage 2: Philippine Navy dominates; Calderon wins stage

13 01 2013

Route: Ipil to Pagadian City (123 km)

Stage Honors

  1. Joel Calderon (V-Mobile/Smart) 3:27:53
  2. Ronald Gorantes (Roadbike Philippines/RTS) 4 seconds behind
  3. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 6 seconds behind
Top 3 teams of Stage 2
  1. Philippine Navy/ Standard Insurance 10:24:27
  2. Roadbike Philippines/RTS 2:39 behind
  3. V-Mobile/Smart 3:44 behind
Top 10 in Individual Over-all Classification after 2 stages (Red Jersey)
  1. Santy Barnachea (Philippine Navy/ Standard Insurance) 06:35:18
  2. Tomas Martinez (Team Tarlac) 00:02:01 behind
  3. Ronald Gorantes (Roadbike Philippines/RTS) 00:03:00 behind
  4. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:03:01 behind
  5. Joel Calderon (V-Mobile/Smart) 00:03:09 behind
  6. George Oconer (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 00:03:16 behind
  7. Marcelo Feilipe (V-Mobile/Smart) 00:03:19 behind
  8. Reynaldo Navarro (Hundred Islands/Pangasinan) 00:03:38 behind
  9. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 00:03:39 behind
  10. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:03:41 behind

Top 5 Teams Overall after 2 stages

  1. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance 19:50:47
  2. V-Mobile/Smart 00:02:21 behind
  3. Roadbike Philippines/RTS 00:04:38 behind
  4. American Vinyl/LPGMA 00:06:22 behind
  5. Team Tarlac 00:10:04 behind

Top 5 in Best Young Rider Classification (Yellow/Gold Jersey)

  1. George Oconer (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance)  06:38:34
  2. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:00:58 behind
  3. Vicente Vicmar (Mindanao/Cycleline Butuan) 00:01:17 behind
  4. Ronald Oranza (PLDT/Spyder) 00:01:55 behind
  5. Marvin Tapic (Y101FM/Cebu) 00:02:47 behind

Top Sprinter (Blue Jersey):

  1. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 24 pts
  2. Ericson Obosa (Roadbike Philippines/RTS) 24 pts
  3. Santy Barnachea (Philippine Navy/ Standard Insurance) 23 points

King of the Mountain (White Jersey):

  1. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 6 pts
  2. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 4 pts
  3. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 4 pts

Ronda Stage 2 Jersey leaders (photo from rondapilipinas.com)

Stage 2 of Ronda Pilipinas 2013 was won by V-Mobili-Smart’s Joel Calderon as he cruised to a solo finish.  He was followed by Roadbike Philippines’ Ronal Gorantes who crossed the finish line after 4 seconds.  The last podium finisher was American Vinyl’s Irish Valenzuela who out sprinted youngster George Oconer for 3rd place.

Even if the team did not have a rider in the podium, Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance team grabbed the team owners. The red jersey for overall individual classification is now being worn by Navy’s Santy Barnachea. Teammate George Oconer is the yellow/gold jersey holder and is 6th overall. Perennial contender Lloyd Lucien Reynante is at 9th to be the third Navy cyclist to be in the top ten.   Having 3 of the Top 10 riders after 2 stages made it possible for the  Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance team to hold a 2:21 lead over equal star-studded V-Mobile/Smart for the overall team classification.  Amrican Vinyl/ LPGMA dominated the points races as Cris Joven and Irish Valenzuela got hold of the sprint and king of the mountains leadership respectively.

Ronda’s stage 3 will take the cyclists to Iligan.  The group will then travel to Cebu then have 2 days off before racing for Stage 4 and 5 at the Queen City of South for the Visayas leg of the tour.





London Olympics latest results: Men’s Road Cycling

29 07 2012

Men’s Road Race

Final Results

 Alexandr VINOKOUROV
5:45:57

 

 Rigoberto URAN URAN
+0

 

 Alexander KRISTOFF
+8

Rank

Athlete

Nation

Result

4

Taylor PHINNEY

+8

5

Sergey LAGUTIN

+8

6

Stuart O’GRADY

+8

7

Jurgen ROELANDTS

+8

8

Grégory RAST

+8

9

Luca PAOLINI

+8

10

Jack BAUER

+8

11

Lars BOOM

+8

12

Jakob FUGLSANG

+8

13

Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA

+8

14

Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL

+8

15

Roman KREUZIGER

+8

16

Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA

+8

17

Andriy GRIVKO

+8

18

Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE

+8

19

Philippe GILBERT

+8

20

Sylvain CHAVANEL

+8

21

Janez BRAJKOVIC

+8

22

Fumiyuki BEPPU

+8

23

Robert GESINK

+8

24

Alexandr KOLOBNEV

+8

The expected British domination in Road Cycling never materialized as a 38 year old who was supposed to have retired surprised the field win the Olympic gold.  Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Vinokourov beat Columbia’s Rigoberto Uran to win the 250 km. road race at the London Olympics. Norway’s Alexander Kristoff beat a bunch to win the bronze.   The British finisher was Mark Cavendishat 29th and 40 seconds behind the winner.

 





Tour de France 2012 Stage 9: The Top 10 in 41.5km time trial

11 07 2012

Yellow Jersey holder Bradley Wiggins of Sky Procycling kept his yellow jersey and managed to his increase his lead by topping the time trial in Stage 9 of the 2012 Tour de France.  Here are the top ten finishers of the 41.5 Km individual time trial:

Rank

Cyclist

Nation

Result

1

Bradley WIGGINS

51:24

2

Christopher FROOME

+35

3

Fabian CANCELLARA

+57

4

Tejay VAN GARDEREN

+1:06

5

Sylvain CHAVANEL

+1:24

6

Cadel EVANS

+1:43

7

Peter VELITS

+1:59

8

Vincenzo NIBALI

+2:07

9

Denis MENCHOV

+2:08

10

Andreas KLÖDEN

+2:09





Tour de France 2012 Stage 5 Recap: André Greipel wins 2nd straight stage

6 07 2012

Route:   Rouen to St-Quentin (195.5 km.)

Stage Honors:

  1. André Greipel (GER/ LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM) 4:41:30
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (AUS/ORICA GREENEDGE) same
  3. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG/TEAM SAXO BANK- TINKOFF BANK) same

Top 5 in Individual Classification after 5 stages (Yellow Jersey)

  1. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) 24:45:32
  2. Bradley Wiggins (GBR/SKY PROCYCLING) 00:00:07 behind
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/MEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP ) 00:00:07 behind
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM) 00:00:10 behind
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY PROCYCLING) 0:00:11 behind

Green Jersey (Points Classification): Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) 155 pts

Polka Dot Jersey (Top Climber): Michael Morkov (TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK) 9 pts

White Jersey (Young Rider Classification): Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM)

Top 3 teams after Stage 5

  1. SKY PROCYCLING (GBR) 74:17:10
  2. RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (LUX) 00:00:04 behind
  3. BMC RACING TEAM (USA) 00:00:06 behind
Germany’s André Greipel won the sprint at the finish line at St. Quentin to capture his second straight stage of the 99th Tour de France. Australian Matthew Goss just ran out of steam in the final few meters to concede the stage to the German. There were no major changes in the classifications and the jersey wearers. Fabian Cancellara still wears the coveted yellow jersey.  Tomorrow’s stage will take the tour from Epernay to Metz.

Still no major changes in the classifications of the 99th Tour de France after Stage 5





Tour de France 2012 Stage 4 Recap: André Greipel victorious at Rouen

5 07 2012

Greipel sprints to second career victory (From http://www.letour.fr)

Route:   Abbeville to Rouen (214.5 km.)

Stage Honors:

  1. André Greipel (GER/ LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM) 5:18:32
  2. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/LAMPRE-ISD) same
  3. Tom Veelers (NED/TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO) same

Top 5 in Individual Classification after 4 stages (Yellow Jersey)

  1. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) 20:04:02
  2. Bradley Wiggins (GBR/SKY PROCYCLING) 00:00:07 behind
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/MEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP ) 00:00:07 behind
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM) 00:00:10 behind
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY PROCYCLING) 0:00:11 behind

Green Jersey (Points Classification): Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) 147 pts

Polka Dot Jersey (Top Climber): Michael Morkov (TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK) 9 pts

White Jersey (Young Rider Classification): Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM)

Top 3 teams after Stage 4

  1. SKY PROCYCLING (GBR) 44:17:04
  2. RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (LUX) 00:00:04 behind
  3. BMC RACING TEAM (USA) 00:00:06 behind
Germany’s André Greipel won his second career stage win after topping stage 4 of this year’s Tour de France. He also won at Carmaux last year. Greipel outsprinted Alessandro Petacchi and Tom Veelers for the victory. Greipel’s win was also a great victory for the Lotto-Bellisol Team who are competing in their maiden Tour de France campaign.
There were no major changes in the classifications and the jersey wearers. Fabian Cancellara still wears the coveted yellow jersey.  Tomorrow’s stage will take the tour to Saint-Quentin.




2012 PhilCycling unified elections: Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino wins fresh mandate

4 07 2012

After years of in fighting and having cyclists choose which leaders to follow, the stakeholders of Philippine Cycling have finally pedaled to the right direction by holding a unified elections.  These our the new officers of PhilCycling:

President: Tagaytay City mayor Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino

Vice President: Former Philippine Sports Commission chairman Philip Ella Juico

Chairman: Air 21 chairman Bert Lina

Secretary General: Atty. Avelino Sumague

Members of the Board:

Oscar “Boying” Rodriguez

Modesto Bonzo

Paquito Rivas

Carlos Gredonia

Juancho Ramores

Lorenzo “Jun” Lomibao Jr.

Pablito “Bong” Sual

Gregorio Larrazabal

Ric Rodriquez

Atty. Jesus Aranas

Atty. Froilan Dayco

Cornelio Baylon

Congratulations to the newly elected board, may your reign be filled with success not only in the domestic scene but most specially in the international scene. Mabuhay!





Tour De France 2012 Stage 3 Recap: Sagan takes the stage

4 07 2012

Sagan celebrates another victory (From: http://www.letour.fr/)

The 99th Tour de France on its 3rd stage.  The 3rd stage is the first stage this year on French soil. Here are the winners of the previous stages.

Prologue: Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RADIOSHACK-NISSAN)

Stage 1: Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE)

Stage 2: Mark Cavendish (GBR/SKY PROCYCLING)

Stage 3 Recap:

Route:   Orchies / Boulogne-sur-Mer (197 km.)

Stage Honors:

  1. Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) 4:42:58
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY PROCYCLING) 0:00:01 behind
  3. Peter Velits  (SVK/OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP ) 0:00:01 behind

Top 5 in Individual Classification after 3 stages (Yellow Jersey)

  1. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) 14:45:30
  2. Bradley Wiggins (GBR/SKY PROCYCLING) 00:00:07 behind
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/MEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP ) 00:00:07 behind
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM) 00:00:10 behind
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY PROCYCLING) 0:00:11 behind

Green Jersey (Points Classification): Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) 116 pts

Polka Dot Jersey (Top Climber): Michael Morkov (TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK) 9 pts

White Jersey (Young Rider Classification): Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM)

Top 3 teams after Stage 3

  1. SKY PROCYCLING (GBR) 44:17:04
  2. RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (LUX) 00:00:04 behind
  3. BMC RACING TEAM (USA) 00:00:06 behind

Peter Sagan once again proved his sprinting capabilities by winning stage 3.  It was his second win after winning Stage 1.  Fabian Cancellara kept his yellow jersey for the 3rd straight day by finishing 4th.  The next stage is a 214.5 km journey from Abbeville and Rouen.





Ronda Pilipinas 2012: Ronda fetes its Overall winners; Catalan wins final stage

10 06 2012

Stage 15 Lap Honors:

  1. Alfie Catalan (Philippine Army/RC Cola)
  2. Joel Calderon (V-Mobile)
  3. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA)
The final leg if this year’s highly successful Ronda Pilipinas was won by Alfie Catalan. Catalan is the lone 3-stage winner in Ronda 2012.  He won 50,000 for the lap victory while Joel Calderon and Rudy Roque received 25,000 and 15,000 respectively for their efforts.
Over-all winners:
Best Young Rider Competition
  1. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 
  2. George Oconer (RP Team)
  3. Ronald Oranza (Northern Luzon/Ilocos Sur)
Cebuano John Rene Mier bested Ronda Pilipinas 2011 Best Young Rider/Best Sprinter George Oconer for this year’s best Best Young Rider award. Ronald Oranza was third. Mier, Oconer, and Oranza were awarded 50,000, 30,000, and 20,000 respectively.
King of the Mountain
  1. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) -50,000
  2. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) -30,000
  3. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) -20,000
Irish Valenzuela won the King of the Mountain title over former 7-Eleven teammates Mark Galedo and Lloyd Reynante. Valenzuela has dominated the mountains in this year’s edition including strong finishes in Antipolo, Baguio, and the Individual time trial.
Top Sprinter: Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA)
Team Classification
  1. V-Mobile – 1,000,000
  2. American Vinyl/LPGMA – 500,000
  3. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance – 250,000
V-Mobile dethroned American/LPGMA for top team prize in Ronda 2012.

The top riders of Ronda 2012 (courtesy of Ronda Pilipinas Facebook page)

Over-all Classification
  1. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) – 1,000,000
  2. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) – 500,000
  3. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) – 250,000
Mark John Lexer Galedo became an instant millionaire for bagging the top prize in Ronda 2012.  He plans to use the money to marry his long-time girlfriend and to expand a local bike shop.  Galedo won over King of the Mountain Iris Valenzuela and Navy’s Lloyd Lucien Reynante.





Ronda Pilipinas 2012 Stage 14: Catalan wins another flat stage; Galedo protects lead

10 06 2012

Route: San Fernando, La Union to Tarlac City (134.4 km)

Stage Honors

  1. Alfie Catalan (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 3:03:03
  2. Merculio Ramos (One Tarlac) same
  3. Jerry Aquino (Souther Luzon/Bicol) same
Top 3 teams of Stage 13
  1. Philippine Army/RC Cola 9:09:15
  2. Roadbike Philippines same
  3. One Tarlac same
  4. American Vinyl/LPGMA same
  5. East Pangasinan same
Top 10 in Individual Over-all Classification after 12 stages (Red Jersey)
  1. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 49:11:58
  2. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:00:33 behind
  3. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 00:04:13 behind
  4. Oscar Rindole (V-Mobile) 00:05:56 behind
  5. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:06:23 behind
  6. Baler Ravina (Roadbike Philippines) 00:08:50 behind  (up from No.7)
  7. Joel Calderon (V-Mobile) 00:09:33 behind (up from No.8)
  8. Harvey Sicam (Eastern Pangasinan) 00:09:39 behind (down from No.6)
  9. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 00:11:13 behind
  10. Rey Martin (V-Mobile) 00:12:44 behind

Top 5 Teams Overall after 13 stages

  1. V-Mobile 135:20:27
  2. American Vinyl/LPGMA 00:02:41 behind
  3. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance 00:13:16 behind
  4. Metro Manila 00:14:36 behind
  5. Roadbike Philippines 0:14:41 behind (Up from No.6)

Top 5 in Best Young Rider Classification (Yellow/Gold Jersey)

  1. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 49:23:11 
  2. George Oconer (RP Team) 00:05:36 behind
  3. Ronald Oranza (Northern Luzon/Ilocos Sur) 00:08:46 behind
  4. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:15:41 behind
  5. Rustom Lim  (American Vinyl/LPGMA)  00:18:15 behind

Top Sprinter (Blue Jersey):

  1. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 98 pts
  2. Merculio Ramos (One Tarlac) 79 pts
  3. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 75 points

King of the Mountain (White Jersey):

  1. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 88 pts
  2. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 61 pts
  3. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 34 pts

Alfie Catalan won his second stage in 4 after out sprinting Merculio Ramos and 7 others at the finish line Tarlac City. The Philippine Army/RC Cola rider also won Stage 11 in his home province Pangasinan.  He denied Ramos a victory in front of his kababayans in Tarlac. Unheralded Southern Luzon/Bicol rider Jerry Aquino finished 3rd.  The penultimate stage had no effects in the rankings as leading teams and riders were preventing each other in making headway.  Mark Galedo is virtually the champion as tomorrow’s final lap will be a mere formality. Cris Joven, Irish Valenzuela, and John Mier kept their respective jerseys.

The successful Ronda Pilipinas 2012 will conclude tomorrow (image from Ronda Pilipinas Official Facebook page)





Ronda Pilipinas 2012 Stage 11: Hometown bets win in Pangasinan; Oconer loses yellow/gold jersey

6 06 2012

Route: Cabanatuan City – Lingayen City (122.2 Kms)

Stage Honors

  1. Alfie Catalan (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 2:40:27
  2. Arnel Quirimit (Western Central Pangasinan) same
  3. Ferdinand Pablo (Eastern Pangasinan) same
Top 3 teams of Stage 11
  1. Western Central Pangasinan 8:01:21
  2. One Tarlac same
  3. V-Mobile 25 seconds behind
Top 10 in Individual Over-all Classification after 11 stages (Red Jersey)
  1. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 42:25:50
  2. Harvey Sicam (Eastern Pangasinan) 00:00:16 behind
  3. Oscar Rindole (V-Mobile) 1:24 behind (up from No.5)
  4. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 1:39 behind (down from No.3)
  5. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 1:52 behind (up from No.9)
  6. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 2:50 behind (down from No.4)
  7. Rey Martin (V-Mobile) 3:04 behind
  8. Santy Barnachea (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 4:01 behind(down from No.7)
  9. Joseph Millanes (One Tarlac) 4:11 behind
  10. Baler Ravina (Roadbike Philippines) 4:22 behind  (down from No.8)

Top 5 Teams Overall after 11 stages

  1. Metro Manila 126:17:29 
  2. One Tarlac 00:00:24 behind (Up from No.3)
  3. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance 1:28 behind (Down from No.2)
  4. V-Mobile 00:03:19 behind
  5. American Vinyl/LPGMA 00:12:45 behind

Top 5 in Best Young Rider Classification (Yellow/Gold Jersey)

  1. Ronald Oranza (Northern Luzon/Ilocos Sur) 42:32:15 behind (up from No.4)
  2. Denver Casayuran (Metro Manila) 00:01:22 behind
  3. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 00:01:36 behind
  4. George Oconer (RP Team) 00:01:58 behind
  5. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:04:29 behind

Top Sprinter (Blue Jersey):

  1. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 82 pts
  2. Warren Davadilla (Metro Manila) 64 pts
  3. Merculio Ramos (One Tarlac) 62 points

King of the Mountain (White Jersey):

  1. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 38 pts
  2. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 25 pts
  3. Baler Ravina (Roadbike Philippines) 16 pts

Pangasinan is one of the breeding grounds of the best of Philippine cycling. It was no surprise that Stage 11 was a 1-2-3 even 4 finish by Pangasinan-born cyclists. SEA Games pursuit king Alfie Catalan won the final sprint followed by kababayans Arnel Quirimit and Ferdinand Pablo. It was the second straight day that a member of the Philippine Army/RC Cola team bagged lap honors after John Mier won Stage 10. The biggest loser of the day was RP team member George Oconer who finished 54th on the day after suffering a flat tire in Camiling, Tarlac. Oconer lost his long held yellow/gold jersey. He was dislodged by young Pangasinense Ronald Oranza who switched places with him from being 4th in the young rider classification.  The other jersey wearers kept their rankings including red jersey holder Mark Galedo. The Ronda teams will be resting today to prepare for the grueling trek to Baguio City.

 








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