Kelly Benefit Strategies pulls out all the stops to put David Veilleux into the final leader's jersey, but the South African EMG team had other plans.
Return to Tour of Luzon page Results, Stage 5 | Click for GC 1. Tomas Martinez (Philippines), Smart, 3:15:18 2. Dennis Von Nikalk (South Africa), Emg, at 0:07 3. Arnel Quirimit (Philippines), Liquigaz, at 0:38 4. Reid Mumford (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies, at 0:48 5. Cris Joven (Philippines), American Vinyl, at 1:12 6. Daniel Asto […]
The adventure in the Philippines continues as race organizers swap routes and racers face another hot, hilly course on rough roads, and the GC battle tightens between the American Kelly Benefit Strategies team and the South African EMG squad.
On a day when visitors were stunned by a killer closing climb, a local boy takes the win, while Kelly Benefit Strategies' Reid Mumford takes the overall lead.
Despite KBS clearly being the strongest team in this year’s Tour of Luzon, and having held the race lead since Ryan Anderson's time trial stage victory on day 2, they had yet to make it first across the line on a road stage; until stage 4 that was, when Jesse Anthony crossed the line at the head of a breakaway group to take his first win of the year.