Morales hikes Ronda lead

  • Page Views 2827
  • cyclistAntipolo City — Another stage, another show of force for Jan Paul Morales.

    The top bet of the Navy-Standard Insurance became just the first rider in the history of Ronda to win three straight stages as he claimed the Stage Three AntipoloCriterium yesterday here.

    But this time he won it by the skin of his teeth.

    Morales edged out LBC-MVP’s George Oconer in the final lap of an exciting finish right in front of the well-known HinulugangTaktak following a one-hour plus three lap race which ran two kilometer long.

    The 30-year-old cyclist out of Marikina negotiated the race in one hour, eight minutes and 25.8 seconds, seven seconds ahead of Oconer who clocked 1:08:32.9, while completing the podium is Navy’s Jhon Mark Camingao (1:08:37.99).

    “Nahirapannatalagaako.MabutinalangandunsiJhon Mark naalalayanniyaako,” said Morales after the win.

    Morales looked faded and weary heading into the final lap as Oconer took the leadership entering the final loop.

    But with the help of teammate in Camingao, Morales was able to recover and bolt past his closest rival in Oconer as he put up three fingers in the air, signifying his historic win.

    With the win, Morales added up another 15 points to his point tally which is now at 45 extending his lead to Oconer by 14 points as the LBC rider still sits at a far second with 31 points heading into the 120 kilometer Dagupan-Baguio road race tomorrow.

    “Siguro akin na. 45 points na e, perokailanganko pa rinmagingat. Bastaandunangmgakakampiko,” Morales added.

    Rustom Lim of LBC still sits at third place with a total of 29 points,Camingao is at fourth with 25 points, as LBC’s Ronald Lomotos is at fifth with 16.

    In an unexpected turn of events, Visayas leg winner Ronald Oranza retired from the race after crashing while negotiating a sharp curve.

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 21 October 2021
      6 days ago No comment

      Alden Richards continues to scale new heights; renews contract with GMA Network

      A proud Kapuso for over a decade: Alden Richards is a name that needs no introduction. With an impressive thread of local and international recognitions, box-office hits, top-rating series, and chart-topping albums, the Kapuso actor has proven worthy of his title as Asia’s Multimedia Star. Last October 15, Alden ...

    • 21 October 2021
      6 days ago No comment

      ABS-CBN wins Star Awards’ Best TV Station

      ABS-CBN won Best TV Station while its stars and shows also received recognition in the 34th Star Awards for Television held virtually by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) over the weekend. Among the 24 other winners from the Kapamilya was series Pamilya Ko, which was named Best Primetime ...

    • 21 October 2021
      6 days ago No comment

      Leni-Pacquiao tandem still possible

      Senator Manny Pacquaio has left the door open to stepping aside as a presidential candidate. Pacquaio has indicated that he may be willing to support the presidential bid of current Vice President Leni Robredo in the May 9, 2022 election. Pacquiao said on October 15 that he would be ...

    • 14 October 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      3 Steps to getting your BC Vaccine Card

      Related

    • 14 October 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize is an international Rebuke of the Duterte Regime

      The Malaya Movement in Canada congratulates Maria Ressa as co-recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. In its announcement, the Nobel Committee cited Ms. Ressa’s efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Ms Ressa …[is] receiving the Peace Prize for [her] ...

    %d bloggers like this: