by Caecent Noot-Magsumbol, Staff Writer
Manny Villaruel, Sports Editor
CEBU, Philippines - Jonathan Simbajon led the Cebuanos successful quest after reigning supreme in the just-conclude Kia Ironlegs Cycling action in Bohol.
Simbajon went home with the yellow jersey of class C despite a strong finish made by Manila's Emmanuel Tiples in the third and final stage.
Simbajon had enough cushion to lean on after winning the first two stages that despite finishing only third in the last stage, he brought home the title.
Tiples wound up second while Bohol's Glecerio Torreon landed third overall.
The youngest rider, 16 year-old fast-rising Luis Miguel "Igimax" Maximo of Paref-Springdale also left a good mark after finishing fourth overall.
The Ridley frame, Token wheels, Lazer helmets, FSA stem, Kenda tires, Shimano cogs sponsored by YKK paved the way for the young Maximo's impressive debut in the unfamiliar route.
He ranked sixth in the opening stage, third in stage 2, and fourth in stage 3.
The FREEMAN sports columnist, Dr. Jose Vicente Araneta took fifth place in the overall standings.Cebuano pedal-pushers also made waves in class B occupying the second to fourth spot.
Rommel Limpangog came out second overall behind Bohol's Roberto Saniel.The third to fifth places were occupied by Michael Flores, Tyre Lambo and Francis Lim. (FREEMAN)
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