Cycling: Ronald Oranza still riding strong despite sure Ronda title


Posted at Mar 16 2018 07:43 PM

Navy-Standard rider and virtual champion Ronald Oranza posted his seventh podium finish in the Ronda Pilipinas 2018, placing third in Stage 10 on Friday.

Junrey Navara, Oranza's teammate, ruled the 147.8-kilometer Tagaytay-to-Calaca stage, with a time of 3 hours, 21 minutes and 47 seconds.

Boots Ryan Cayubit of Go for Gold (3:21:48) finished second, ahead of Oranza (3:26:02) in the stage that started at Tagaytay Convention Center and finished at Calaca Municipal Hall in Batangas.

With 2 stages to go, Oranza, who has an aggregate time of 30:15:03, has practically sealed the title, as Jan Paul Morales, his closest pursuer with 30:35:18, had conceded as early as Stage 8.

Morales is second overall in the individual standings, followed respectively by George Oconer (Go for Gold), Jhon Mark Camingao (Navy) and Navara.

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