HO CHI MINH (VNS) — Le Van Duan of Eximbank HCM City 1 yesterday claimed the top spot in the 112km second stage from Can Tho City to Bac Lieu City in the National Men's Cycling Tournament – Ben Tre Television Cup after a 2hr 40min 36sec slog and clocking an average speed of 41.843km/h .
Second place went to Mai Nguyen Hung of Eximbank HCM City 1 with Le Nguyet Minh of Eximbank HCM City 2 coming in third.
After two stages, Hung stole the yellow jersey from Pham Phat Dat of host Ben Tre in 5hours and 35 minutes, while Dat came runner-up with the same record. Third place went to Le Van Dong clocking 5hr 35min 09sec.
Eximbank HCM City 2 had the lead after two stages in a time just clearing 16hr 45min, while second place went to ADC – Vinh Long Television 2. They were followed by Domesco Pharmacy Dong Thap 1 and VTV Can Tho.
The third stage, which spans 137km from Bac Lieu City to Vi Thanh City of Hau Giang, will continue this morning. — VNS