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Giang wins yellow jersey as Tuan claims final stage

Update: May, 19/2015 - 09:57
Tuan clocked a top speed of 39.261 kmph during the 98km stage from Chau Doc to Long Xuyen City in the southern province of An Giang, which he completed in 2:29.46. — Photo vncycling

HCM CITY  (VNS) — Do Phuoc Tuan of An Giang's Gao Hat Ngoc Troi won the ninth stage and last stage of the "Return to the Countryside" cycling tournament, while Tuan's teammate Nguyen Hoang Giang won the overall yellow jersey yesterday.

Tuan clocked a top speed of 39.261 kmph during the 98km stage from Chau Doc to Long Xuyen City in the southern province of An Giang, which he completed in 2:29.46.

Nguyen Hoang Sang of Dam Ca Mau and Tran Nguyen Duy Nhan of the Military Zone 7 finished second and third.

Giang seized the overall yellow jersey with an overall time of 21:34.12 after nine stages, followed by Phan Tuan Vu of Can Tho and Nguyen Minh Thien of Vinh Long.

Cyclist Nhan won the green jersey for best sprinter.

Gao Hat Ngoc Troi won the team event with a combined time of 64:44.58, followed by An Giang Plant Protection and Vinh Long.

This year's tournament attracted 80 athletes from 17 teams, including a Cambodian group. They pedalled through eight provinces and cities over 635km. — VNS

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