Oconer keeps overall lead after 7th
PALAYAN CITY, NUEVA ECIJA—Jan Paul Morales of Standard Insurance-Navy claimed his second straight stage victory even as teammate George Oconer tightened his grip on the solo lead after Stage Seven of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 10th anniversary race on Sunday.
The 34-year-old Morales, the 2016 and 2017 champion, edged Dominic Perez of Bicycology-Army and Rustom Lim of 7Eleven Cliqq-Air21 by Roadbike Philippines in a frantic finish in two hours, 35 minutes and 20 seconds to rule the 110.6-kilometer stage.
Morales also firmed up his grip of the CCN sprint race in the 10-stage event.
Morales also topped the Tarlac-Tarlac Stage Six on Saturday.
Oconer was part of the mass finish towed by Morales and kept the individual lead with an aggregate time of 23:04:31.