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 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 13: Valenzuela wins ITT but Galedo keeps Red Jersey

8 06 2012

Route: Tuba, Benguet – Baguio City (27.4 Kms)

Stage Honors

  1. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 44:51
  2. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 00:14 behind
  3. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 02:02 behind
Top 3 teams of Stage 13
  1. American Vinyl/LPGMA 2:21:33
  2. Roadbike Philippines 0:01:20 behind
  3. V-Mobile 0:02:13 behind
Top 10 in Individual Over-all Classification after 12 stages (Red Jersey)
  1. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 46:08:52
  2. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:00:33 behind
  3. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 00:04:06 behind
  4. Oscar Rindole (V-Mobile) 00:05:50 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) 00:09:33 behind (down from No.6)
  9. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 00:11:13 behind
  10. Rey Martin (V-Mobile) 00:12:38 behind

Top 5 Teams Overall after 13 stages

  1. V-Mobile 135:20:27
  2. American Vinyl/LPGMA 00:02:52 behind
  3. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance 00:13:08 behind
  4. Metro Manila 00:14:39 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) 46:20:05 
  2. George Oconer (RP Team) 00:05:29 behind
  3. Ronald Oranza (Northern Luzon/Ilocos Sur) 00:08:48 behind
  4. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:15:37 behind
  5. Rustom Lim  (American Vinyl/LPGMA)  00:18:08 behind

Top Sprinter (Blue Jersey):

  1. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 98 pts
  2. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 75 points
  3. Rustom Lim  (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 66 pts

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

The Stage 13 Individual time Trial was won white jersey holder Irish Valenzuela.  He won the stage with a time of 44:51 seconds.  His valiant feat, though, was not enough for him to annex the red jersey from Mark Galedo who finished a strong second in the ITT.  Galedo only trailed Valenzuela by 14 seconds in the stage. His lead is cut down to just 33 seconds. Third running Lloyd Lucien Reynante also finished third in the day.  In the team classification, V-Mobile’s lead over American Vinyl/LPGMA was cut down to 2:52 from 5:05 yesterday. Philippine Army/RC Cola’s John Rene Mier gained 22 seconds over RP Team’s George Oconer to pad his lead to 5:29. American Vinyl/LPGMA kept the Blue (Cris Joven) and White (Valenzuela) Jerseys.

Other notes: V-Mobile coach Arjunsa Saulo was fined 10,000 and got banned from the rest of the Ronda Pilipinas 2012 after figuring in a fight with sportscaster Snow Badua. It is a big blow in V-Mobile’s campaign is they try to fend off the challenge of American Vinyl/LPGMA for the overall team supremacy.

King of the Mountain Irish Valenzuela tops ITT (from Ronda 2012 official Facebook page)





Ronda Pilipinas 2012 Stage 12: Galedo retains Red jersey after crucial Baguio lap

7 06 2012

Route: Lingayen City – Baguio City (96.7 Kms)

Stage Honors

  1. Joel Calderon (V-Mobile) 2:56:10
  2. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) same
  3. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 1:57 behind
Top 3 teams of Stage 12
  1. American Vinyl/LPGMA 8:55:18
  2. V-Mobile 0:04:21 behind
  3. Roadbike Philippines 0:06:24 behind
Top 10 in Individual Over-all Classification after 12 stages (Red Jersey)
  1. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 45:23:53
  2. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:00:51 behind (up from No.6)
  3. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 00:02:16 behind (up from No.4)
  4. Oscar Rindole (V-Mobile) 00:03:13 behind (down from No.3)
  5. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:03:28 behind
  6. Harvey Sicam (Eastern Pangasinan) 00:05:34 behind (down from No.2)
  7. Baler Ravina (Roadbike Philippines) 00:05:40 behind  (up from No.10)
  8. Joel Calderon (V-Mobile) 00:07:21 behind (up from No.19)
  9. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 00:08:34 behind (up from No. 17)
  10. Rey Martin (V-Mobile) 00:08:38 behind (down from No.7)

Top 5 Teams Overall after 11 stages

  1. V-Mobile 135:20:27 (Up from No.4)
  2. American Vinyl/LPGMA 00:05:05 behind (Up from No.5)
  3. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance 00:07:11 behind
  4. Metro Manila 00:10:24 behind (down from No.1)
  5. One Tarlac 00:12:25 behind (down from No.2)

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

  1. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 45:32:27 (Up from No.3)
  2. George Oconer (RP Team) 00:05:07 behind (up from No.4)
  3. Ronald Oranza (Northern Luzon/Ilocos Sur) 00:06:29 behind (down from No.1)
  4. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:10:04 behind (up from No.5)
  5. Denver Casayuran (Metro Manila) 00:13:32 behind (down from No.2)

Top Sprinter (Blue Jersey):

  1. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 90 pts
  2. Orlie Villanueva (V-Mobile) 65 points
  3. Warren Davadilla (Metro Manila) 64 pts

King of the Mountain (White Jersey):

  1. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 63 pts
  2. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 41 pts
  3. Baler Ravina (Roadbike Philippines) 24 pts

The biggest cycling tours in the Philippine history are always know for the killer lap going to Baguio City.  This year is no different as the Ronda Pilipinas’s stage 12 is from Lingayen to Baguio City.  The 96 kilometer ascent to Baguio is marked by a Hors category climb and a history of ending dreams of many aspiring riders to become the overall tour winner. In cycling circles, a Hors Category climb is considered a “5th” kind of climb. Climbs have only 4 categories with 4 the easiest and 1 the hardest. Hors Categorie is a classification given for climbs harder than Category 1 climbs.

32 year old Joel Calderon surprised everyone by topping Stage 12. He beat this year’s Mountain King Irish Valenzuela to the finish line to cop the stage honors and the 50,000 check that accompanies it. Red Jersey leader Mark Galedo finished 3rd to retain his overall leadership. Valenzuela is now second overall just 51 seconds behind Galedo.  Harvey Sicam dropped from 2nd to 6th practically switching places with Valenzuela. Lap winner Calderon moved 11 spots to barge into the Top 10, moving from 19th to 8th.

The Baguio lap has jumbled the overall team classification, as well. V-Mobile and American Vinyl/LPGMA are now 1 and 2 after exchanging places with erstwhile leaders Metro Manila and One Tarlac.

There is also a change in the yellow/gold jersey rankings.  Philippine Army/RC Cola’s John Rene Mier is now No.1 in the young rider classification and also, being 9th place over-all. RP Team’s George Oconer trails him by over 5 minutes. Yesterday’s yellow/gold jersey holder Ronald Oranza is relegated to 3rd.

Cris Joven retained his lead in the Sprint classification to keep his Blue jersey. Irish Valenzuela pulled away in the King of the Mountain race by topping the Hors Categorie climb. Valenzuela leads Galedo by 25 points for the white jersey honors.

Stage 13 will be an individual time trial.  The remaining 74 riders will be released at one minute intervals starting from the last ranked cyclist.  They will try to get their best time in a 27.4 km ride from Tuba, Benguet to Baguio City.  Many fans are expecting to see the 2012 Ronda champion emerge after this crucial time trial.

Calderon celebrates! (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.

 





Ronda Pilipinas 2012 Stage 10: Mier wins flat stage

4 06 2012

Route: San Fernando, Pampanga to Cabanatuan City  (120 Kms)

Stage Honors

  1. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 3:46:41
  2. Merculio Ramos (One Tarlac) same
  3. Ronald Oranza (Northern Luzon/Ilocos Sur) same
Top 3 teams of Stage 10
  1. V-Mobile 11:22:30
  2. Metro Manila 2:21 behind
  3. Philippine Army/RC Cola 2:21 behind (Central Luzon and Norther Luzon is also 2:21 behind)
Top 9 in Individual Over-all Classification after 10 stages (Red Jersey)
  1. Mark John Lexer Galedo (Roadbike Philippines) 40:42:47
  2. Harvey Sicam (Eastern Pangasinan) 00:00:16 behind
  3. Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) 1:39 behind
  4. Irish Valenzuela (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 2:50 behind
  5. Oscar Rindole (V-Mobile) 3:45 behind
  6. George Oconer (RP Team) 3:55 behind (down from No.5)
  7. Santy Barnachea (Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance) (down from No.6)
  8. Baler Ravina (Roadbike Philippines) 4:22 behind  (down from No.7)
  9. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 4:30 behind (down from No.8)

Top 5 Teams Overall after 10 stages

  1. Metro Manila 121:08:20 
  2. Philippine Navy/Standard Insurance 3:56 behind
  3. One Tarlac 8:12 behind
  4. V-Mobile 00:10:43 behind
  5. American Vinyl/LPGMA 00:17:57 behind

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

  1. George Oconer (RP Team) 40:46:42
  2. Denver Casayuran (Metro Manila) 00:03:52 behind
  3. John Rene Mier (Philippine Army/RC Cola) 00:04:06 behind
  4. Ronald Oranza (Northern Luzon/Ilocos Sur) 00:05:02 behind (up from No.5)
  5. Rudy Roque (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 00:06:59 behind (down from No.4)

Top Sprinter (Blue Jersey):

  1. Cris Joven (American Vinyl/LPGMA) 69 pts
  2. Warren Davadilla (Metro Manila) 64 pts
  3. Orlie Villanueva (V-Mobile)53 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) 16 pts

Cabanatuan City – 2011 SEA Games 4,000-meter individual pursuit bronze medallist John Rene Mier won the Stage 10 of the Ronda 2012. Now with the Philippine Army/RC Cola team, Mier finally won a stage after bagging 3rd place honors in stage 9.  He beat Merculio Ramos and fellow young rider Ronald Oranza in the final sprint for lap honors.  There were no changes in the jersey wearers.  Mark John Galedo still leads Harvey Sicam for the coveted red jersey. V-Mobile’s Oscar Rindole, meanwhile, barged into the top 5 after finishing 6th in the stage. The big guns were practically keeping each other in check resulting to just minimal changes in the rankings.

Mier wins Stage 10 (courtesy of Ronda Pilipinas facebook page)