|Le Van Duan was the first to finish the third stage of the 26th HCM City Television Cycling Cup yesterday.— Photo voh
HO CHI MINH CITY (VNS) — Le Van Duan was the first to finish the third stage of the 26th HCM City Television Cycling Cup yesterday.
With no competitors to speak of in the last metre of the third stage, Duan of SunTek Sao Viet has clocked a time of 4:09.30 in the 168km race from Vung Tau City to Phan Thiet City.
Le Nguyet Minh of HCM City's Eximbank and Tran Van Quyen of Military Zone 7 were the runners-up.
Although An Giang Plant Protection's Ho Huynh Van An came seventh, he still won the yellow jersey for having the best overall time after three stages of 8:19.00, followed by Phan Hoang Thai and Nguyen Minh Luan of Thanh Son Hoa Nong.
An also led the race to win the green jersey for the best sprinter with 32 points.
In the team event, Thanh Son Hoa Nong took the lead with a time of 25:25.05. Dong Thap and Military Zone 7 finished second and third, respectively.
Today, the cyclists start on the fourth stage of the race from Phan Thiet to Phan Rang City.
The event has attracted 12 teams from across the country. They are competing in 11 stages over 1,173km from the Southern coastal region to the Central Highlands, finishing in HCM City. — VNS