Tour Pilipinas Stage 10: Quirimit regains lead in wild finish

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  1. Z Bernard

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    QUIRIMTI RECLAIMS OVERALL LEAD AS TANGUILIG, DAVADILLA MAKE MOVE Daily Tribune (Philippines)
    Wednesday, 05 07, 2004

    Laoag City, Ilocos Norte - It's only a four-way fight as far as Arnel Quirimit is concerned when the
    Tanduay Rhum Rider stripped the yellow jersey off Merculio Ramos' back Tuesday with one stage to go
    before the Baguio killer laps of the 2003 Tour Pilipinas.

    Quirimit said the national team's concern is still foremost in his mind, but he will go all out for
    the revived cycling classic crown as he sees Samsung's Ramos, PagcorSports Rhyan Tanguilig and
    Intel's Warren Davadilla as worthy contenders.

    "Magtutulungan pa rin kami pero pagdating na sa punto na kailangan nang manalo ay magbabakbakan na
    kami. Umpisa palang ay wala nang bigayan," the Pozzorubio, Pangasinan native said, who ended Ramos'
    six-day reign with a 43-second advantage and maintained his Tanduay team's hopes steady for the
    P1-million team prize in the team trial for historical Vigan to here.

    Quirimit, whose misunderstanding with national team mates after the Tagaytay City-Marikina City
    stage had simmered down, erased Ramos' two-minute and 41-second advantage after the 83-km team trial
    event to be followed by the 214.2-km 11th stage today from this city to San Fernando, La Union.

    Tanguilig, who is dubbed by some as the "next Carlo Guieb" as they both hail from Nueva Vizcaya, is
    sandwiched at solo third place between national team members Quirimit, Ramos, Postmen's Enrique
    Domingo (1:31 behind), Davadilla (five minutes and 42 seconds behind) and Santi Barnachea (12
    minutes 30 seconds behind).

    Tanguilig, as usual, spoke only of his team's smooth ride Tuesday but admitted he is conditioning
    himself for the Baguio climbs.

    "Mahirap sabihin dahil may isang araw pa bago umakyat ng Baguio pero kailangan ko talagang
    makundisyon ngayon," Tanguilig said.

    Davadilla, whose rift with Quirimit has been set aside for the sake of national team unity,
    submerged his own ambition by fine-tuning his team attack after a "strategic mistake" in the first
    team trial in the Bicol Region last month.

    "Nagkamali kasi kami nung unang team trial, kaya sabi ko sa coach ko na kailangan naming ibahin
    ang sistema," the 1998 champion, who used the television coverage to analyze his team's earlier
    run, said.

    Davadilla, who is still nursing a slight cough, said the previous strategy forced the team to
    go slower although Intel still ruled Stage 10 with a clocking of seven hours, 19 minutes and
    43.6 seconds.

    As for the national team, Davadilla said: Sinabihan na kami ng coach namin na iwasan ang maging
    mainitin ang ulo. Pero ngayon ay sarili ko na muna ang pagkakatiwalaan ko, ngayon pati na rin
    yung team ko."

    With the stage in the bag, Intel holds a 22-minute and 38.14-second lead over the Postmen. At third
    place is Tanduay (28'47.20 seconds behind) and Samsung (56'13.7 seconds behind).

    --
    Quirimit regains lead in wild finish

    By Nelson Beltran The Philippine Star 05/07/2003

    LAOAG - Arnel Quirimit once again towed his Tanduay Rhum team to a strong showing in the Team Time
    Trial race and the veteran RP team rider wheeled back to the overall lead in the individual
    competition after the Air21 Tour Pilipinas 10th stage marred by a tumultuous finish here yesterday.

    Poor road management caused a heavy traffic jam 500 meters to the finish line at mid-noon,
    disrupting the flow of the Tour and triggering a near fight among officials and a threat of a
    pullout by the Bowling Gold team led by Santi Barnachea.

    Intel worked out an efficient strategy in the tour's second TTT race, winning the lap with a
    combined clocking of seven hours, 19 minutes and 43.6 seconds among its best finishers and, in the
    process, enhancing its hold of the lead in the team competition.

    Warren Davadilla, Nilo Estayo, Paolo Manapol and Michael Reyes hit the city proper with the
    traffic jam already unclogged - so unlike the turn of Barnachea and company when both lanes along
    Gilbert bridge on a virtual standstill, costing them precious seconds in the 83-kilometer race
    that started in Vigan.

    The combined clocking of the best four riders of the 12 teams counts in the race.

    After the race, officials deducted 18 seconds per rider on Bowling Gold's clocking for a time of
    7:23'07.6, but the team raised a howl of protest, calculating no less than 45 seconds its riders
    spent in the incident. The team then threatened to withdraw from the tour.

    "Wala na, uuwi na kami bukas," said Bowling Gold assistant team manager George Abando.

    After much deliberation, race director Art Cayabyab, chief commissaire Reynato del Mundo and moto
    commissaire Juan Aquino Jr. saw the basis of Bowling Gold's protest and gave the team a 45-second
    deduction for an official time of 7:21.19.6.

    The order of finish wasn't altered, though, with Intel at No. 1 followed by Bowling Gold, the
    Tanduay team of Quirimit, the Postmen, Pagcor Sports, Eco Savers, Samsung, Drug Busters, Patrol 117,
    VAT Riders, Gilbey's Island Punch and PLDT-NDD.

    Barnachea moved up to sixth place from 11th and No. 2 man Alfie Catalan improved to 11th from 14th
    in the individual category on Bowling Gold's swashbuckling performance.

    Bowling Gold felt cheated, that's why it threatened to withdraw from the tour which has only five
    laps left. The controversy could have been avoided if not for a tour vehicle that snarled up traffic
    even more at the Gilbert bridge leading to this city.

    That caused the madly sprinting Bowling Gold group, composed of Barnachea, Catalan, Michael Gonowon
    and Jeoffrey Talaver to a complete stop.

    Nagtaka nga ako ng Makita ko silang bumaba at maglakad," related 1986 champion and currently Bowling
    Gold rider Rolando Pagnanawon, who faded from the group in the last two kilometers. "Tatlong beses
    kaming nagpalipat-lipat para lang makapadyak ulit."

    The mess took some luster from Quirimit's exploit in the day, enabling him to again wear the yellow
    jersey in today's 11th stage to San Fernando, La Union - the second longest in the tour at 214.2
    kilometers. He gained jersey, which is the symbol of leadership in the tour, in the second and third
    laps after ruling the first leg in Bicol.

    After the race, he declared he'll go on his own, hinting at a renewed rift among RP team riders in
    the race presented by Air21 and sponsored by Longines, Lipovitan, BPI-MS, Selle Italia, Look-
    Vittoria, Philtranco, FedEx and Mail & More.

    "Wala ng bigayan. Pero laro lang sana, walang samaan ng loob," he said.

    "Depensa lang muna ako bukas siguro. Kasi naka-yellow jersey ako, hindi rin ako basta-basta
    pababayaan niyang mga iyan," the Tanduay Rhum skipper also said, baring his plan in today's lap -
    the lull before the storm with the riders scaling the dreaded Baguio mountains in the 12th and 13th
    stages Thursday and Friday.

    Quirimit considered himself and Merculio Ramos, Rhyan Tanguilig and Warren Davadilla among the men
    to watch in the Baguio laps which in the past has been the make-or-break side of the tour.

    Ramos longed for support in a long, lonely ride yesterday as his Samsung team struggled for a
    seventh place finish that badly affected him in the individual competition. He fell to second place
    43 seconds behind Quirimit.

    "Walang katulong. Ako pa ang nabugbog ng husto dahil ako ang trumangko halos buong araw," said
    Ramos. "Na-groggy ang mga teammates ko. Hindi makasabay sa pacing."

    Tanguilig and STAR carrier Enrique Domingo also failed to get their respective teams going and both
    moved a notch down in the standings at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively.

    Joining Quirimit, Ramos, Tanguilig, Domingo, Davadilla and Barnachea in the Magic 10 were Bernard
    Luzon at No. 7, Joseph Millanes at No. 8, Placido Valdez No. 9 and Lloyd Reynante No. 10.

    Davadilla, the 1998 Marlboro Tour champion, said the battle for the championship and the P200,000
    cash prize that goes with it is down among the top 10.

    "Napanood namin sa tape ang strategy namin noong first TTT, ang bagal. Ang gaan sa katawan noong
    parang cycle ang palitan sa trangko," Davadilla said.

    He thought it also helped that he took away his heart monitor. He said: Nakatulong dahil noong suot
    ko iyon, medyo binabagalan ko ang takbo pag napapansin kong nasa naximum na ang heart beat ko."

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  2. Tom Kunich

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    Hey Mr. Z. what about publishing a results listing?

    "Z Bernard" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > QUIRIMTI RECLAIMS OVERALL LEAD AS TANGUILIG, DAVADILLA MAKE MOVE Daily Tribune (Philippines)
    > Wednesday, 05 07, 2004
    >
    > Laoag City, Ilocos Norte - It's only a four-way fight as far as
    Arnel
    > Quirimit is concerned when the Tanduay Rhum Rider stripped the
    yellow
    > jersey off Merculio Ramos' back Tuesday with one stage to go before the Baguio killer laps of the
    > 2003 Tour Pilipinas.
    >
    > Quirimit said the national team's concern is still foremost in his mind, but he will go all out
    > for the revived cycling classic crown
    as
    > he sees Samsung's Ramos, PagcorSports Rhyan Tanguilig and Intel's Warren Davadilla as worthy
    > contenders.
    >
    > "Magtutulungan pa rin kami pero pagdating na sa punto na kailangan nang manalo ay magbabakbakan na
    > kami. Umpisa palang ay wala nang bigayan," the Pozzorubio, Pangasinan native said, who ended
    > Ramos' six-day reign with a 43-second advantage and maintained his Tanduay team's hopes steady for
    > the P1-million team prize in the team trial for historical Vigan to here.
    >
    > Quirimit, whose misunderstanding with national team mates after the Tagaytay City-Marikina City
    > stage had simmered down, erased Ramos' two-minute and 41-second advantage after the 83-km team
    > trial event to be followed by the 214.2-km 11th stage today from this city to
    San
    > Fernando, La Union.
    >
    > Tanguilig, who is dubbed by some as the "next Carlo Guieb" as they both hail from Nueva Vizcaya,
    > is sandwiched at solo third place between national team members Quirimit, Ramos, Postmen's Enrique
    > Domingo (1:31 behind), Davadilla (five minutes and 42 seconds
    behind)
    > and Santi Barnachea (12 minutes 30 seconds behind).
    >
    > Tanguilig, as usual, spoke only of his team's smooth ride Tuesday
    but
    > admitted he is conditioning himself for the Baguio climbs.
    >
    > "Mahirap sabihin dahil may isang araw pa bago umakyat ng Baguio pero kailangan ko talagang
    > makundisyon ngayon," Tanguilig said.
    >
    > Davadilla, whose rift with Quirimit has been set aside for the sake of national team unity,
    > submerged his own ambition by fine-tuning
    his
    > team attack after a "strategic mistake" in the first team trial in the Bicol Region last month.
    >
    > "Nagkamali kasi kami nung unang team trial, kaya sabi ko sa coach ko na kailangan naming ibahin
    > ang sistema," the 1998 champion, who used the television coverage to analyze his team's earlier
    > run, said.
    >
    > Davadilla, who is still nursing a slight cough, said the previous strategy forced the team to go
    > slower although Intel still ruled Stage 10 with a clocking of seven hours, 19 minutes and 43.6
    seconds.
    >
    > As for the national team, Davadilla said: Sinabihan na kami ng coach namin na iwasan ang maging
    > mainitin ang ulo. Pero ngayon ay sarili
    ko
    > na muna ang pagkakatiwalaan ko, ngayon pati na rin yung team ko."
    >
    > With the stage in the bag, Intel holds a 22-minute and 38.14-second lead over the Postmen. At
    > third place is Tanduay (28'47.20 seconds behind) and Samsung (56'13.7 seconds behind).
    >
    >
    > --
    > Quirimit regains lead in wild finish
    >
    > By Nelson Beltran The Philippine Star 05/07/2003
    >
    >
    > LAOAG - Arnel Quirimit once again towed his Tanduay Rhum team to a strong showing in the Team Time
    > Trial race and the veteran RP team rider wheeled back to the overall lead in the individual
    > competition after the Air21 Tour Pilipinas 10th stage marred by a tumultuous finish here
    > yesterday.
    >
    > Poor road management caused a heavy traffic jam 500 meters to the finish line at mid-noon,
    > disrupting the flow of the Tour and triggering a near fight among officials and a threat of a
    > pullout by the Bowling Gold team led by Santi Barnachea.
    >
    > Intel worked out an efficient strategy in the tour's second TTT
    race,
    > winning the lap with a combined clocking of seven hours, 19 minutes and 43.6 seconds among its
    > best finishers and, in the process, enhancing its hold of the lead in the team competition.
    >
    > Warren Davadilla, Nilo Estayo, Paolo Manapol and Michael Reyes hit the city proper with the
    > traffic jam already unclogged - so unlike the turn of Barnachea and company when both lanes along
    > Gilbert bridge on a virtual standstill, costing them precious seconds in the 83-kilometer race
    > that started in Vigan.
    >
    > The combined clocking of the best four riders of the 12 teams counts in the race.
    >
    > After the race, officials deducted 18 seconds per rider on Bowling Gold's clocking for a time of
    > 7:23'07.6, but the team raised a howl of protest, calculating no less than 45 seconds its riders
    > spent in the incident. The team then threatened to withdraw from the tour.
    >
    > "Wala na, uuwi na kami bukas," said Bowling Gold assistant team manager George Abando.
    >
    > After much deliberation, race director Art Cayabyab, chief commissaire Reynato del Mundo and moto
    > commissaire Juan Aquino Jr. saw the basis of Bowling Gold's protest and gave the team a
    45-second
    > deduction for an official time of 7:21.19.6.
    >
    > The order of finish wasn't altered, though, with Intel at No. 1 followed by Bowling Gold, the
    > Tanduay team of Quirimit, the Postmen, Pagcor Sports, Eco Savers, Samsung, Drug Busters, Patrol
    > 117, VAT Riders, Gilbey's Island Punch and PLDT-NDD.
    >
    > Barnachea moved up to sixth place from 11th and No. 2 man Alfie Catalan improved to 11th from 14th
    > in the individual category on Bowling Gold's swashbuckling performance.
    >
    > Bowling Gold felt cheated, that's why it threatened to withdraw from the tour which has only five
    > laps left. The controversy could have been avoided if not for a tour vehicle that snarled up
    > traffic even more at the Gilbert bridge leading to this city.
    >
    > That caused the madly sprinting Bowling Gold group, composed of Barnachea, Catalan, Michael
    > Gonowon and Jeoffrey Talaver to a complete stop.
    >
    > Nagtaka nga ako ng Makita ko silang bumaba at maglakad," related
    1986
    > champion and currently Bowling Gold rider Rolando Pagnanawon, who faded from the group in the last
    > two kilometers. "Tatlong beses kaming nagpalipat-lipat para lang makapadyak ulit."
    >
    > The mess took some luster from Quirimit's exploit in the day, enabling him to again wear the
    > yellow jersey in today's 11th stage
    to
    > San Fernando, La Union - the second longest in the tour at 214.2 kilometers. He gained jersey,
    > which is the symbol of leadership in the tour, in the second and third laps after ruling the first
    > leg in Bicol.
    >
    > After the race, he declared he'll go on his own, hinting at a
    renewed
    > rift among RP team riders in the race presented by Air21 and sponsored by Longines, Lipovitan,
    > BPI-MS, Selle Italia, Look- Vittoria, Philtranco, FedEx and Mail & More.
    >
    > "Wala ng bigayan. Pero laro lang sana, walang samaan ng loob," he said.
    >
    > "Depensa lang muna ako bukas siguro. Kasi naka-yellow jersey ako, hindi rin ako basta-basta
    > pababayaan niyang mga iyan," the Tanduay Rhum skipper also said, baring his plan in today's lap -
    > the lull before the storm with the riders scaling the dreaded Baguio
    mountains
    > in the 12th and 13th stages Thursday and Friday.
    >
    > Quirimit considered himself and Merculio Ramos, Rhyan Tanguilig and Warren Davadilla among the men
    > to watch in the Baguio laps which in the past has been the make-or-break side of the tour.
    >
    > Ramos longed for support in a long, lonely ride yesterday as his Samsung team struggled for a
    > seventh place finish that badly
    affected
    > him in the individual competition. He fell to second place 43
    seconds
    > behind Quirimit.
    >
    > "Walang katulong. Ako pa ang nabugbog ng husto dahil ako ang trumangko halos buong araw," said
    > Ramos. "Na-groggy ang mga
    teammates
    > ko. Hindi makasabay sa pacing."
    >
    > Tanguilig and STAR carrier Enrique Domingo also failed to get their respective teams going and
    > both moved a notch down in the standings at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively.
    >
    > Joining Quirimit, Ramos, Tanguilig, Domingo, Davadilla and Barnachea in the Magic 10 were Bernard
    > Luzon at No. 7, Joseph Millanes at No. 8, Placido Valdez No. 9 and Lloyd Reynante No. 10.
    >
    > Davadilla, the 1998 Marlboro Tour champion, said the battle for the championship and the P200,000
    > cash prize that goes with it is down among the top 10.
    >
    > "Napanood namin sa tape ang strategy namin noong first TTT, ang bagal. Ang gaan sa katawan noong
    > parang cycle ang palitan sa trangko," Davadilla said.
    >
    > He thought it also helped that he took away his heart monitor. He said: Nakatulong dahil noong
    > suot ko iyon, medyo binabagalan ko ang takbo pag napapansin kong nasa naximum na ang heart
    > beat ko."
    >
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