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Seventeen-year-old Thanh Dien achieves cycling tour glory

Update: May, 02/2013 - 09:35

Young cyclist Tran Thanh Dien has won his first national title at the HCM City Television Cycling Cup, which ended on Tuesday.

Dien, 17, of the Sai Gon Plant Protection team, finished the race with a time of 47hr 22.46min over 16 stages from Ha Noi to HCM City.

He also took the white jersey after being named the best young competitor.

His teammate Le Ngoc Thanh and Huynh Thanh Tung from the Military Zone 7 team came second and third, respectively.

The 16th stage was won by Bui Minh Thuy from the ADC-Vinh Long Television team in a time of 3:57.17.

Le Van Duan of Eximbank HCM City took the green jersey for the best cyclist while Nguyen Thanh Tam of An Giang Plant Protection was named King of Mountain.

Domesco Dong Thap Pharmacy grabbed the team title, with Military Zone 7 and An Giang finishing second and third.-VNS


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