Padyak Pinoy

Wong in chase for biggest pay day

Wong Kam-po took off for Malaysia yesterday in pursuit of the most lucrative cash prize of his career in the RM1.6 million ($3.2 million) Tour of Langkawi - the third richest multi-stage event in the world.

Tuesday, 18 January, 2000, 12:00am

Wong runs out of steam in Manila

Hong Kong cycling hero Wong Kam-po has vowed to do better in next year's Tour of the Philippines after finishing 18th overall at the end of the 16-stage, 2,570.5-kilometre series.

Wong won the Philippine tour last year in one of Hong Kong's greatest sporting moments, but this year, the China National Games gold medallist failed to shine.

8 May 1998 - 12:00am

Consolation Tour stage triumph for Wong

HONG KONG'S Wong Kam-po won a face-saving stage of cycling's Centennial Tour of the Philippines as he prepared to hand over his crown to Filipino rider Warren Davadilla today.

Wong showed some of the form that won him the Tour last year by winning the penultimate stage of the gruelling tour, although it was scant compensation for an otherwise disappointing outing for him.

3 May 1998 - 12:00am

Beaten Wong promises a stronger showing next year

Wong Kam-po vowed to return with a vengeance in next year's Tour of the Philippines as he prepared to hand over his crown to Filipino rider Warren Davadilla.

Wong said he will ride the remaining two stages of the Tour the best he could even though he has no chance of retaining his title.

2 May 1998 - 12:00am

HK's Man upstages Wong in the mountains

Unheralded Man Wai-chung came close to giving Hong Kong a consolation boost yesterday when he almost won the gruelling 199.8-kilometre mountain stage to and from Baguio in the Centennial Tour of the Philippines.

1 May 1998 - 12:00am

Wong's repeat bid slowly slips away

Hong Kong's Wong Kam-po had another disappointing day at the office as his bid to retain the Centennial Tour of the Philippines title continued to falter in yesterday's 12th stage.

Wong, who was looking for a big finish on the 194.9-kilometre stage to help rekindle his chances, could only manage 10th place, five minutes behind Philippine stage winner Bernard Luzon.

30 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

'Wong has no chance' - rivals

Defending champion Wong Kam-po showed flashes of his old form as he checked in just 53 seconds behind the leading pack in the 11th stage of the Centennial Tour of the Philippines - but his efforts have all come too late, according to his rivals.

29 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Disappointed Wong looks ahead to Games

Defending champion Wong Kam-po of Hong Kong will continue competing in the Centennial Tour of the Philippines as a build-up towards the Asian Games in Bangkok after seeing his title hopes vanish in Dagupan City yesterday.

28 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Fortune fails to favour Wong

What has happened to Hong Kong hero Wong Kam-po? This time last year, Wong was poised to win the Tour of the Philippines with a series of impressive performances.

But this time, in the Centennial Tour, Wong is looking a mere shadow of himself.

27 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Upbeat Wong down but not yet out

THE mountains are coming for Wong Kam-po, and Hong Kong's cycling ace is relishing the prospect as the Centennial Tour of the Philippines moves into its second half today.

With half the race over, defending champion Wong is currently lying in 22nd position - 35 minutes and 54 seconds behind Tour leader Warren Davadilla of the Philippines.

26 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Wong loses ground on Tour pacemakers

Wong Kam-po lost ground on the leaders in the Centennial Tour of the Philippines yesterday as his bid to retain his title took a beating at the halfway mark of the 16-stage race.

Having gained almost three minutes after the seventh stage on Thursday, Wong needed a good performance to boost his hopes of making further inroads.

25 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Uphill battle to Wong's liking

Defending champion Wong Kam-po stepped up his chase at the Centennial Tour of the Philippines by finishing fourth in yesterday's seventh stage - but he still remains a long way behind the leaders in the overall standings.

24 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Puncture blow to Wong's hopes

A flat tyre ruined Wong Kam-po's chances of winning the fifth stage of the Centennial Tour of the Philippines yesterday.

Defending champion Wong was in the original 10-man lead pack until he suffered a flat tyre in the last 25 kilometres of the 137.7-kilometre race from Calamba, Laguna to Antipolo, Rizal.

22 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Wong losing grip on Tour bid

Wong Kam-po's chances of defending the Tour of the Philippines title are slipping away after his disappointing finish in yesterday's difficult 226.2-kilometre fourth stage.

Wong finished 28th in the stage that featured a long uphill climb to a mountain park in Quezon province, 116 kms into the race, with a time of six hours, four minutes and 59 seconds.

21 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Duo pedal their way to top five in Taipei meet

Hong Kong teenage riders Ho Siu-lan and Kan Koon-hang had something to celebrate after completing the gruelling Tour of Taiwan.

The 17-year-olds were voted the 'top five' junior riders in the 1,075-kilometre tour.

18 Apr 1998 - 12:00am