Hong Kong's Wong Kam-po feels he is being targeted by his rivals after finishing 60th in stage four of the Marlboro Tour of the Philippines yesterday. Hong Kong team official Kwok Yiu-chung said the field appeared to be ganging up on Wong, who dropped to 20th in the overall standings. However, he is still confident that, with 13 stages to go, Wong will steadily climb up the standings. 'Wong is being targeted by the other riders,' said Kwok. 'Wong's teammates are having trouble keeping up but the other riders are not giving him a chance. 'Whenever he tries to attack, they counter-attack. He is never allowed to join a peloton so he has to fight the wind by himself.' A common feature of a long-distance cycling race is for the leaders to join forces and exchange the lead in quick succession so the burden of facing the wind is shared. They do this until one or more riders decide to make a break and build a big lead. Wong finished 16 minutes and 42 seconds behind stage leader Jo Ho-sung, of the powerful Korean team in the 198.2-kilometre race from Tagaytay to Luceno. He is more than 19 minutes behind overall leader Renato Dolosa of the Philippines, who finished sixth in yesterday's race. Kwok said Wong, who also suffered two punctures during the race, was feeling discouraged by the tactics of his opponents. 'But he is not going to let it affect him,' Kwok said. 'Morale in the Hong Kong team is high and everyone is confident that Wong can fight back. There is still a long way to go in the race.' Wong was once again the highest-placed Hong Kong rider. Man Wai-chung finished in 67th place but given the same time as Wong at 5:06:15. Ng Kwok-wah was 77th, 38 minutes behind the race winner, and 40 seconds behind him was John Prosser in 78th place. Eric Sutherland and Ip Chi-hong occupied the bottom two places at 81 and 82 respectively. Hong Kong are fifth overall in the international team category. Today, the riders can look forward to a 148-kilometre race from Lucena to Antipolo. Dolosa holds a slim 57-second lead over compatriot Arnel Querimit and will be hoping to hang on to the yellow jersey after today's fifth stage. Another Filipino, Carlo Jasul, is third overall, 2:02 behind Dolosa.