Updated  
April, 28 2014 08:08:00

Tai wins stage, An claims leading place in cycling cup

Nguyen Truong Tai. — Photo dantri

HCM CITY (VNS) — Nguyen Truong Tai secured the eighth stage while Ho Huynh Van An stole the yellow jersey in the HCM City Television Cycling Cup yesterday.

Tai of Domesco Dong Thap Pharmacy finished the hilly 142km race from Nha Trang to Da Lat with a time of 4hr 26.01min, reaching an average speed of 32.028km/h.

Tai's teammate Le Ngoc Son came second, followed by Tran Thanh Dien from SunTek Sao Viet HCM City.

Yellow jersey wearer Dinh Quoc Viet of Sao Viet failed to maintain his top position as he was exhausted after climbing the two hills of Khanh Le and Giang Ly. He dropped to the fourth place in the overall rankings.

Cyclist An re-took the leading position with the strong support of his An Giang Plant Protection team. He spent 21:46.23 hours for the whole tour.

Huynh Van Thuan of ADC-Vinh Long Television came second. Phan Hoang Thai of Domesco Dong Thao was third.

"My yellow jersey today is a surprise because I didn't think Viet would drop it after his perfect performance in the past. My result today was mainly due to great contribution of teammates and coaches," said An.

Though losing the individual leading position, SunTek Sao Viet claimed the team ranking's top seat with a time of 63:55.07. Two runners-up were An Giang and Domesco Dong Thao.

Rider An is also leading the green jersey race with 70 points.

Today, the participants will compete in the ninth stage of 10 laps around Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat City covering 51km. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.