|Nguyễn Thị Thật reacts when crossing the finish line of the National Women’s Open Cycling Tournament’s second stage. — Photo plo.vn|Viet Nam News
Nguyễn Thị Thật maintained her lead in the National Women’s Open Cycling Tournament, An Giang Television Cup, after the second stage yesterday.
The cyclist from the Hạt Ngọc Trời crew finished the 122km from Gia Nghĩa of Đắk Nông Province to Đồng Xoài of Bình Phước Province with a time of 3hr 35.41min. She was followed by Phạm Hồng Loan of Biwase Bình Dương) and Kang Hyungkyung from South Korea.
As the organisers started counting time for individual and team categories from this stage, Thật was given the yellow jersey to start the next stage.
The national team member Thật also kept the green jersey as she strengthened her position at the top with 42 points after two stages, setting a 19-point distance with the closest runner-up, Kim Hyunji of South Korea.
“My teammates worked very hard to support me to win this hilly stage. I am now keeping two individual titles and will try my best until the end of the race,” said Thật.
In the team events, South Korean who had three members in the first group yesterday were on top of the ranking with a total of 10:47.03. Hạt Ngọc Trời and Biwase Bình Dương were second and third, respectively.
Today, cyclists will tour from Đồng Xoài to Củ Chi District of HCM City on 98km. — VNS