Pangasinan Cyclists Tops Ronda Pilipinas 2015 Yehey!

Kalongkong Hiker - Team Phil Navy Standard Insurance ChampionsThe Philippine Navy Standard Insurance Cycling Team are the Overall Champions lead by Santy Barnachea (Champion – LBC Red Jersey), John Paul Morales (No. 3 & Petron Blue Jersey Sprint King), Ronald Oranza (No. 4) included in the Top 10 are Lloyd Lucien Reynante (No. 5), El Joshua Carino (No. 10 & Under 23 MVP Sporsts Foundation Yellow Jersey). Photo grabbed from Ronda Pilipinas Facebook Page.

The Philippine Navy men grabs almost all jerseys in the recently concluded Ronda Pilipinas 2015 International one of the richest cycling event in Asia where the winner takes home Php1 Million as the grand prize where the ageless Santy Barnachea of Umingan, Pangasinan takes home the pot money and five more Navy team mates made in Top 10 that includes No. 3 & Petron Blue Jersey Sprint King John Paul Morales (He is also the silver medalist Track Event in Asian Cycling Championships), No. 4 spot goes to the pride of Villasis, Pangasinan Ronald Oranza who won several stages as well (Stage 2 and 8’s criterium race), followed by No. 5 Lloyd Lucien Reynante and making it the 10th place is El Joshua Cariño from Mangaldan, Pangasinan who also bags Under 23 Juniors Category wearing Standard Insurance White Jersey, not to mention his brother Daniel Vien Cariño takes the top 2 spot in Under 17-18-19 category, I heard that the Mayor of their home town gave them all out support and award for their efforts.

Noticeable cyclists, stage winners and promising riders from Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija (my home town and birth place respectively) are the following:

Stage #1
1st Place – George Oconer
2nd Place – Chris Joven
3rd Place – Rudy Roque
Sprint –
King of the Mountain –

Stage #2
1st Place – Ronald Oranza Villasis, Pangasinan
2nd Place – Marcelo Felipe Nueva Ecija
3rd Place – Mark Julius Bordeos Laoac, Pangasinan U23 [My Hometown Mate]
Junior Leader – Daniel Rien Carino of Mangaldan, Pangasinan Under 17
Sprint 1: John Paul Morales
Sprint 2: John Paul Morales
King of the Mountain 1: Ronald Oranza Villasis, Pangasinan
King of the Mountain 2: Ronald Oranza Villasis, Pangasinan

Stage #3
1st Place – Jonipher Ravina Asingan, Pangasinan
2nd Place – Santy Barnachea Umingan, Pangasinan
3rd Place – John Paul Morales
Sprint 1: John Paul Morales
King of the Mountain 1:  Jonipher Ravina Asingan, Pangasinan
King of the Mountain 2:  Jonipher Ravina Asingan, Pangasinan
King of the Mountain 3:  Jonipher Ravina Asingan, Pangasinan

Stage #4
1st Place – Rustom Lim Guimba, Nueva Ecija
2nd Place – John Paul Morales
3rd Place – George Oconer
Sprint 1:  John Paul Morales
Sprint 1:  John Mier
King of the Mountain 1: El Joshua Cariño Mangaldan, Pangasinan
King of the Mountain 2: Junrey Navarra

Stage #5
1st Place – Dominic Perez Sto. Thomas, Pangasinan
2nd Place – Mark Julius Bonzo
3rd Place – John Rence Mier
Sprint 1: Dominic Perez
Sprint 2: Lloyd Lucien Reynante
King of the Mountain 1: Jonipher Ravina Asingan, Pangasinan

Stage #6
1st Place – Junrey Navarra
2nd Place – Rustom Lim
3rd Place – Boots Ryan Cayubit
Sprint 1: Merculio Ramos Jr.
Sprint 2: John Paul Morales
King of the Mountain 1: Junrey Navarra

Stage #7 – Time Trial
1st Place – John Paul Morales
2nd Place – Junrey Navarra
3rd Place – Roel Quintoy
Sprint 1: n/a
King of the Mountain 1: John Paul Morales

Stage #8 – Criterium
1st Place – Ronald Oranza
2nd Place – Dominic Perez
3rd Place – Junrey Navarra
Sprint 1: Dominic Perez
Sprint 2: Chris Joven

Ronald OranzaStage 8: Ronald Oranza & Dominic Perez 1st & 2nd from Pangasinan. Photo c/o Ronda Pilipinas

Overall Leader: Santy Barnachea (Red LBC Jersey)
Sprint Leader: John Paul Morales (Blue Petron Jersey)
King of the Mountain Leader: Junrey Navarra (White Mitsubishi Polka Dot Jersey)
Under 23 Leader: El Joshua Cariño (White Standard Insurance  Jersey)
Junior Leader: Jay Lampawog (Yellow MVP Sports Foundation  Jersey)

Santy Barnachea Phil Navy Standard InsuranceLakay Santy Barnachea 2nd Time Ronda Pilipinas Champion (4th Title) at age 39. Photo c/o Ronda Pilipinas

Top Finishers and their Final Time:

1. Santy Barnachea    24:02:44
2. George Oconer Jr. 24:06:57
3. John Paul Morales 24:07:38
4. Ronald Oranza        24:09:22
5. Edgar Nieto             24:12:02
6. Lloyd Lucien Reynante 24:14:12
7. Irish Valenzuela     24:14:40
8. Jonipher Ravina    24:15:34
9. Chris Joven            24:20:20
10. El Joshua Cariño 24:21:30

Pangasinan Cyclists/Riders who joined/qualified for this years Ronda Pilipinas 2015:

Santy Barnachea from Umingan (At age 38)
Ronald Oranza from Villasis
Dan Vien Cariño from Mangaldan
El Joshua Cariño also from Mangaldan (Brothers)
Reynaldo Navarro from San Jacinto (Veteran at age 40)
Resty Servito from Urdaneta City
Mark Julius Bonzo from
Sual Mark Julius Bordeos from Banuar, Laoac
Joel Pataray from Cabilaoan, Laoac
John Ray Gabay from Cabilaoan, Laoac

Congratulations to the winners, leaders (sprint, KOM, U23, U17 etc.) and especially to Ronda Pilipinas 2015 4th Time Champion (Sole 2nd for Ronda Pilipinas Champion 2011 & 2015) no other than the pride of Umingan, Pangasinan Santy Barnachea.

Santy Barnachea Bike LiftCeremonial Bike lift at age 39 Santy Barnachea is the sole 2 Time Ronda Pilipinas Champion. Photo c/o Ronda Pilipinas.

I’m a proud Pangasinense. Good Job Guys! Keep on Pedaling! Shout Out to Laoac Cyclists! A thumbs up for all of you guys! God Bless and Good luck to your cycling career!

IMG-20141215-01855Disclaimer: I created this article to highlight cyclists from my home town and birthday because I am so proud of their achievements and I’m really a die hard fan of cycling since Marlboro Tour glorious days so I’m sorry it this is a bit biased. I apologize in advance.  🙂
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About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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