Anh wins tough Ben Tre stage
HA NOI — Do Tuan Anh won the hotly contested fifth stage of the Ben Tre Television Cup Cycling Open yesterday.
Anh from Domesco Dong Thap clocked a top speed of 41.559kmh and completed the 117km stage from Tra Vinh town in Tra Vinh Province to Cao Lanh City in Dong Thap Province in two hours, 48 minutes and 55 seconds.
Young cyclist Le Nguyet Minh of Sai Gon Plant Protection 2 finished second, while Nguyen Truong Tai of Domesco Dong Thap finished third.
Although Le Van Duan of Sai Gon Plant Protection 1 finished in sixth place, he held onto the yellow jersey for the best overall time of 10:41.01.
Nguyet Minh and Nguyen Van Tai of Domesco Dong Thap ranked at second and third place, repectively.
After five stages, Sai Gon Plant Protection 1 is leading the team competition with a combined time of 32:37.01, followed by Domesco Dong Thap and Military Zone 7.
The last stage of the tour, which is held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ben Tre Uprising on Sunday, runs from Cao Lanh city to Ben Tre city today.
The six-stage tour, which takes in the provinces of Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Dong Thap, Ben Tre and Tien Giang, has attracted 102 racers from 15 teams. — VNS