Brooke’s Point rider Ronel Derecho is the overall champion of the Tour de Palawan Padyak Para sa Kalikasan that finished Saturday in Barangay Irawan, Puerto Princesa.
After bagging the lead in the first lap of the 2-day race, Derecho kept up with the top finishers in the two other laps that followed.
Derecho was trailed by 37-year old Gerry Ramos from Narra town, who maintained his second place slot throughout the three legs of the tour.
The two-day race that started in RTNMC, Barangay Rio Tuba, Bataraza, culminated in Barangay Irawan, with Derecho and Ramos controlling the top slots. Both were supported by Blue Lagoon Inn and Suites.
Team Blue Lagoon A, the team where Derecho and Ramos belonged, was declared overall team champion, followed by Team Blue Lagoon B.
Bagging third place was the KFC team, followed by the New Choice Bike Center based in Roxas town (4th), Team Narra (5th), Mid-City Bike Shop (6th), and Bike for Health (7th).
The team scores were computed based on the time logged by each team member during the race.
Elgin Damasco, overall event coordinator, said the awarding will be held during the Baragatan Festival activities on the 23rd of June 2018. The winning team will receive P20 thousand , while the 2nd and 3rd placers will receive P15,000 and P10,000 respectively.