BALER, AURORA — Clinging to his closest suitors like a leech, Navy Standard Insurance’s Ronald Oranza on Thursday clung to the overall leadership shirt in the 11th LBC Ronda Pilipinas after signing up in fourth place in Stage Seven is ruled by Ryan Tugawin of the Noodles Excellence team.
After winning the red jersey on Wednesday, Oranza knew what to do on the 174.5km journey from Tarlac Provincial Building to here as he kept Go’s Jan Paul Morales of Excellent Noodles and Jonel Carcueva. for Gold to check when they together reached the fourth wave in four hours, 32 minutes and 18 seconds, less than a minute after the round winner.
“I hope the three of us will be closely guarding each other again in the next period,” said Oranza, 29, who currently has a total clock of 23:18:22, where Morales and Carcueva took the time. their respective. 23:19:04 and 23:21:19 into the 174.4 km Baler to Echague, Isabela, eighth lap on Friday.
Meanwhile, Tugawin won the second stage of his career after a time of 4:31:16 and beat El Joshua Cariño as the 32-year-old broke into the Top 10 and remained mathematically savvy in the hunt. to dominate the individual race.
Marcelo Felipe of Team Nueva Ecija finished third in the leg with 4:31:18 and was also contested.
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