|Le Van Duan is the first pedallist to reach the finish.
HCM CITY (VNS) — With a sprint to the finish line, Le Van Duan continued his winning run with a first place finish in the third stage of the Nam Ky Khoi Nghia cycling tournament yesterday.
Nguyen Thanh Tam of Loc Troi Group and Nguyen Truong Tai of VUS-HCM City were the runners-up.
Duan of VUS-HCM City clocked a top speed of 36.293kmh during the 124km stage from Gia Nghia Town of Dak Nong Province to Buon Ma Thuot City of Dak Lak Province. His total time yesterday was 3hr and 28.18sec.
He also finished first on Wednesday's 117km-long second stage from Dong Xoai to Gia Nghia and currently holds the green jersey as the best sprinter with 40 points.
Duan claimed the yellow jersey for the best overall time of 9:21.36 after three stages.
In team rankings, the Domesco Pharmacy Dong Thap 2 team took the lead with a combined time of 28:05.56, followed by Mathnasium HCM City and VUS-HCM City.
Today, 75 cyclists will compete in the 185km-fourth stage from Buon Ma Thuot City to Nha Trang City. — VNS