Perez keeps lead in Ronda PilipinasBy The Manila Timeshome/Sports/Top Sports/Perez keeps lead in Ronda PilipinasROXAS CITY: Tour de France veteran Francisco Mancebo Perez of Matrix Powertag Japan stuck with his closest pursuers in Stage Four that was topped by Jamalidin Novardianto of PGN Road Cycling Team on Monday to stay on top with a lap to go in the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2019 at the El Pueblo grounds here. Mancebo, whose best finish in Tour de France came in 2005 at fourth, thus kept his stranglehold of the individual general classification lead with a total time of 16:01:21, or a whopping 3:52 ahead of Oranza and 3:55 lead over Perez. But Mancebo refused to believe it’s over, saying a lot of things could happen in the final stage. While Mancebo’s lead looked comfortable, his team’s lead over 7Eleven and Navy isn’t that safe. And expect the 7Eleven riders and the Navymen to give Mancebo and Matrix a big chase.
Source: Manila Times February 11, 2019 16:56 UTC