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.





LBC Ronda Pilipinas Recap

10 10 2011

The Philippine‘s biggest cycling event of the year has just ended and it was won by veteran cyclist Santy Barnachea of Eastern Pangasinan.

Top 10 (parenthesis indicate prize money):

1. Santy Barnachea, Eastern Pangasinan, 36:57:47 (P1,000,000)

2. Joel Calderon, Nueva Ecija, 6:05 behind (P500,000)

3. George Oconer, Phl Under-23, 6:13 behind (P250,000)

4. March Mcquinn Aleonar, Cycleline Extreme-Butuan, 6:48 behind (P125,000)

5. Lloyd Lucien Reynante, 7-Eleven, 7:41 behind (100,000)

6. Baler Ravina, Eastern Pangasinan, 8:09 behind (90,000)

7. Cris Joven, American Vinyl, 10:47 behind (80,000)

8. Tomas Martinez, Tarlac, 12:08 behind (70,000)

9. Rudy Roque, American Vinyl, 13:03 behind (60,000)

10. Rey Martin, Nueva Ecija, 14:39 (50,000)

Special Awards:

Rudy Project Best Young Rider: George Oconer, Phl Under-23

Air Asia Sprint King: George Oconer, Phl Under-23

Magnolia Purewater King of the Mountain:  Irish Valenzuela, 7-Eleven

Team Title:

1. American Vinyl, 111:03:36 (1,000,000)

2. 7-Eleven 111:15:44 (500,000)

3. Tarlac 111:22:56 (250,000)

4. Nueva Ecija 111:24:20 (100,000)

5. Eastern Pangasinan 111:48:03 (90,000)

6. Cebu 111:41:34 (80,000)

7. National Capital Region Standard 111:54:16 (75,000)

8. W&C Pangasinan-Jazy Sport 111:58:24 (70,000)

9. Ilocos Sur 112:23:52 (65,000)

10. Bicol 112:34:43 (60,000)

American Vinyl is coached by former Tour winner Renato Dolosa. The members of the winning team are Cris Joven, Rudy Roque, Ronnel Hualda, Bryant Sepnio, Joseph Millanes and Edmundo Nicolas.