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.





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 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.

 





Ronda Pilipinas 2012 Stage 9 Recap: Total overhaul in the rankings! Galedo gets Red Jersey

3 06 2012

Route: Lucena City to Antipolo City  (155.1 Kms)

Stage Honors

  1. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 3:58:39
  2. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) same
  3. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 1:13 behind
Top 3 teams of Stage 9
  1. Roadbike Philippines 11:59:33
  2. Metro Manila 2:15 behind
  3. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance 3:45 behind
Top 8 in Individual Over-all Classification after 9 stages (Red Jersey)
  1. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 36:53:42
  2. Harvey Sicam (Eastern Pangasinan) 00:00:16 behind (Up from No.7)
  3. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 1:39 behind
  4. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 2:50 behind
  5. George Oconer (RP Team) 3:55 behind
  6. Santy Barnachea (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 4:01 behind
  7. Baler Ravina (Roadbike Philippines) 4:22 behind
  8. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 4:30 behind (Down from No.1)

 

Top 5 Teams Overall after 9 stages

  1. Metro Manila 109:43:26 (Up from No.3)
  2. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance 1:35 behind (Up from No.4)
  3. One Tarlac 8:15 behind (Down from No.1)
  4. V-Mobile 00:13:07 behind (Down from No.2)
  5. American Vinyl/LPGMA 00:15:36 behind

 

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

  1. George Oconer (RP Team) 36:57:37
  2. Denver Casayuran (Metro Manila) 00:03:05 behind
  3. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 00:06:40 behind (Up from No.4)
  4. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:07:00 behind (Down from No.3)
  5. Ronald Oranza (Northern Luzon/Ilocos Sur) 00:07:30 behind

 

Top Sprinter (Blue Jersey):

  1. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 69 pts
  2. Warren Davadilla (Metro Manila) 59 pts
  3. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 50 pts

 

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) 15 pts

Climbers rule stage 9 as King of the Mountain leaders Irish Valenzuela and Mark Galedo were in a 1-2 finish after the pair broke away from the pack.  Army’s John Mier captured 3rd place finishing 73 seconds after the winning pair.  The climb to Antipolo resulted to major changes in the overall classification.  The top 5 are totally different from the top 5 after Stage 8.  Galedo grabbed the red jersey from Cris Joven who is now 8th in the standings. Harvey Sicam is now number 2 and he is just 16 seconds behind Galedo. Also now in the Top 5 are veteran Lloyd Lucien Reynante, white jersey wearer Irish Valenzuela and top young rider George Oconer.

In the team standings, Metro Manila and Navy are now occupying the Top 2 spots after displacing One Tarlac and V-Mobilie.  Cris Joven now wears the Blue Jersey after wearing the red jersey for one day. Two bikers failed to finish today’s stage, reducing the field to 75.

Irish wins! (from Ronda Pilipinas in Facebook)





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





Ronda Pilipinas 2012 Stage 7 Recap

2 06 2012

Route: Legazpi City to Naga City (115 Kms)

Stage Honors

  1. Jan Paul Morales (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 2:35:49
  2. March Mcquinn Aleonar (Philippine Army) same
  3. Julius Mark Bonzo (RP Team) same
Top 6 in Individual Over-all Classification after 6 stages (Red Jersey)
  1. Baler Ravina (Roadbike Philippines) 27:29:48
  2. Joseph Millanes (One Tarlac) 00:00:59 behind (same)
  3. Oscar Rindole (V-Mobile) 00:01:37 behind (same)
  4. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:01:56 behind (same)
  5. Rey Martin (V-Mobile) 00:02:25 behind (same)
  6. Ronald Gorantes (Metro Manila) 00:00:03:24 behind (same)

Top 3 Teams Overall after 6 stages

  1. V-Mobile 81:42:25
  2. One Tarlac 00:00:07 behind
  3. Roadbike Philippines 00:01:33 behind

Top 3 in Best Young Rider Classification (Yellow/Gold Jersey)

  1. George Oconer (RP Team) 27:36:10
  2. Danver Casayuran (Metro Manila) 00:05:52 behind
  3. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:06:39 behind

Top Sprinter (Blue Jersey): Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA)

King of the Mountain (White Jersey): Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA)

Stage 7 was going to be remembered as the calm before the storm in the 2012 Ronda Pilipinas. It was an uneventful stage as 77 of the 86 riders left finished at the same time. The stage was won by Navy’s Jan Paul Morales as he out-sprinted the big pack en route to his second stage victory of this year’s Ronda. He was followed by Army’s Mark Aleonar and RP Team’s Julius Bonzo.  The rains brought by Typhoon Ambo hindered the success of some attacks during the stage. In the end, there was no major change in the individual and team standings.  All jersey wearers were able to protect their leads. Baler Ravina still holds the red jersey while V-Mobile kept its 7 second lead over One Tarlac in the team classification.





Ronda Pilipinas 2012 Stage 6 Recap

30 05 2012

Route: Tacloban City to Calbayog City (160 Kms)

Stage Honors

  1. Sherwin Diamsay (One Tarlac) 3:58:22
  2. Jay Tolentino (Mindanao) same
  3. Warren Davadilla (Metro Manila) 24 seconds behind
Top 3 teams of Stage 6
  1. One Tarlac 11:56:57
  2. Mindanao 1:46 behind
  3. Y101FM/Cebu 3:09 behind
Top 6 in Individual Over-all Classification after 6 stages (Red Jersey)
  1. Baler Ravina (Roadbike Philippines) 24:53:59
  2. Joseph Millanes (One Tarlac) 00:00:59 behind (up from No. 5)
  3. Oscar Rindole (V-Mobile) 00:01:37 behind (down from No.2)
  4. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:01:56 behind (down from No.3)
  5. Rey Martin (V-Mobile) 00:02:25 behind (down from No.4)
  6. Ronald Gorantes (Metro Manila) 00:00:03:24 behind

Top 3 Teams Overall after 6 stages

  1. V-Mobile 73:54:58
  2. One Tarlac 00:00:07 behind
  3. Roadbike Philippines 00:01:33 behind

Top 3 in Best Young Rider Classification (Yellow/Gold Jersey)

  1. George Oconer (RP Team) 25:00:21
  2. Danver Casayuran (Metro Manila) 00:05:52 behind
  3. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:06:42 behind

Top Sprinter (Blue Jersey): Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA)

King of the Mountain (White Jersey): Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA)

Stage 6 was won by One Tarlac’s Sherwin Diamsay after Mindanao’s Jay Tolentino in the final sprint.  3rd place honors was captured by veteran Warren Davadilla.  It was a big day for One Tarlac as they best all the teams in Stage 6. The victory enable the team from Tarlac to just trail V-Mobile by mere 7 seconds in the over-all classification.  One Tarlac’s Joseph Millanes also leapfrogged from 5th over-all to 2nd after finishing 4th in the stage. Millanes trails Red Jersey holder Baler Ravina by 59 seconds as he gained 39 seconds in Stage 6.  There was no change in the jersey wearers.

Diamsay wins Stage 6