|Nguyen Thanh Tam of Gao Hat Ngoc Troi finishes first at the Nam Ky Khoi Nghia's 87km-long first stage on Sunday. — File Photo
HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Nguyen Thanh Tam of Gao Hat Ngoc Troi won the first stage of the Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Cycling Tournament yesterday.
Tam finished the 87km-long first stage from HCM City to Vung Tau City with a time of 1hr 53.14min and secured the yellow jersey temporarily.
Bui Minh Thuy of ADC-Vinh Long Television came second, followed by Nguyen Tan Hoai of Domesco Dong Thap.
Despite his top individual ranking, Tam failed to help his team in taking the lead in the team table, which was instead claimed by the ADC cyclists who clocked a total time of 5:39.42.
Dong Thap are placed second and Gao Hat Ngoc Troi are in third place.
The second stage today will see the cyclists cover 165km from Vung Tau to Phan Thiet.
The 17th cycling tournament, organised by the radio station Voice of HCM City, attracts hundreds of participants from 13 strong teams nationwide.
The tournament has seven stages that will cover more than 800km.— VNS