Ronda Pilipinas 2012 Stage 8 Recap

2 06 2012

Route: Daet, Camarines Norte to Lucena City  (209.2 Kms)

Stage Honors

  1. Sherwin Diamsay (One Tarlac) 5:16:36
  2. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 1:26
  3. Nino Surban (Y101FM/Cebu ) 1:36
Top 3 teams of Stage 8
  1. One Tarlac 15:53:00
  2. American Vinyl/LPGMA 1:26 behind
  3. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance 3:19 behind
Top 7 in Individual Over-all Classification after 8 stages (Red Jersey)
  1. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 32:49:51 (Up from No.4)
  2. Ronald Gorantes (Metro Manila) 00:01:33 behing (up from No.6)
  3. Oscar Rindole (V-Mobile) 00:01:36 behind (same)
  4. Tomas Martinez (One Tarlac) 00:02:07 behind
  5. Joseph Millanes (One Tarlac) 00:02:17 behind (down from No.2)
  6. Rey Martin (V-Mobile) 00:02:24 behind (down from No.5)
  7. Harvey Sicam (Eastern Pangasinan) 00:03:12

Top 4 Teams Overall after 8 stages

  1. One Tarlac 97:35:31 
  2. V-Mobile 00:05:11 behind
  3. Metro Manila 00:06:07 behind
  4. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance 00:06:12 behind

Top 4 in Best Young Rider Classification (Yellow/Gold Jersey)

  1. George Oconer (RP Team) 32:57:31
  2. Denver Casayuran (Metro Manila) 00:02:43 behind
  3. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:06:39 behind
  4. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 00:06:58 behind

Top Sprinter (Blue Jersey):

  1. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 69 pts
  2. Warren Davadilla (Metro Manila) 45 pts (wears blue jersey as Joven is red jersey holder)
  3. Orly Villanueva (V-Mobile) / Rustom Lim (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 43 pts

King of the Mountain (White Jersey):

  1. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 24 pts
  2. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 12 pts
  3. Baler Ravina (Roadbike Philippines) 11 pts

A major shuffle on overall standings is one of the highlights of  Stage 8 of the Ronda Pilipinas 2012. Baler Ravina has relinquished his red jersey as he slumped to 71st of 77 finishers in the difficult stage 8. Ravina finished 11:14  behind eventual stage winner Sherwin Diamsay of One Tarlac.  The disappointing performance caused Ravina to slide 18th in the overall classification.  He now trails new red jersey wearer Cris Joven of American Vinyl by 7:47.  Diamsay won the stage via solo finish and the next finisher was King of the Mountain leader Irish Valenzuela who was 1:26 behind.  SEA Games medallist Nino Surban of Cebu out-sprinted 14 others to secure 3rd place stage honors.

In the team standings, V-Mobile finally succumbed to the pressure brought by eventual overall leader One Tarlac.  Their 7 second advantage was easily wiped by the stage win of Diamsay.  V-Mobile now trails One Tarlac by over five minutes.  There were 8 bikers who failed to make the minimum time in the stage does eliminating them from the Ronda. Only 77 bikers are left to compete in Stage 9.

Diamsay and Martinez leads the One Tarlac onslaught




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