Morales prevails in Ronda 7th stage

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member DAET, Camarines Norte — Defending champion Jan Paul Morales of Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance topped the seventh stage of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas before a large crowd at this municipality’s town center Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnDrenched in sweat and mud, Morales timed six hours, nine minutes and four seconds to rule the 227-kilometer leg from Pili, Camarines Sur passing through towns in Quezon and Quirino before arriving here.His win enabled him to sneak into the top three, two minutes and 50 seconds off teammate and red jersey holder Rudy Roque who crossed the finish line with the same time as Morales. View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Thompson scores 35 to lead Warriors past Kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member MOST READ 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Jan Paul Morales of Navy wins 7th Stage here in Daet #RondaPilipinas pic.twitter.com/XUaHF5BI7b— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) February 16, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town LATEST STORIES But Cris Joven of Kinetix Lab-Army chased Morales in the homestretch and was a full bike behind the leg winner. He would climb up the standings from fifth to fourth, just 3:15 away from Roque.“I’m in top condition,” said Morales, who pulled away with Joven in the first half of the leg in Ragay, Camarines Sur.It was raining intermittently within the region, making things difficult for the riders who still have seven more stages to conquer.“I was not thinking of anything, I just went for it,” said Morales who admitted he was riding not exactly to win back-to-back titles but to help somebody from his team to make it.“The important thing is that the champion should come from our team,” said Morales in Filipino. The Navy still retained 27:07 lead in overall team classification over Go for Gold and 35:35 over the Army.ADVERTISEMENT Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot studylast_img