|Cyclists on the way to the finish line of the third stage of the Bến Tre Television Cycling Tournament. — Photo plo.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A traffic jam yesterday did not affect the final result of the third stage of the Bến Tre Television Cycling Tournament from Phan Thiết City of Bình Thuận Province to Đồng Nai Province over 160km.
Cyclists faced traffic congestion near the finish line because part of the road was under construction. Athletes had to carry their bikes over the road barrier to the other side of the road and continue their race.
The general referee said it was an unexpected problem but fortunately it did not change the result of the race.
Nguyễn Tuấn Vũ of Dogarlic Đồng Tháp finished first with a time of 3hr 55.33min. Nguyễn Huỳnh Đăng Khoa (Asanzo Đà Nẵng) and Lường Văn Sinh (Bikelife Đồng Nai) came in second and third, respectively.
Lê Nguyệt Minh of Mathnasium HCM City who came eighth maintained his position as tour leader with an overall time of 8:49.28.
He also jumps to top of the green jersey race with 38 points.
In the team ranking, An Giang are the leading crew, with a time of 26:31.56 over three stages. Domesco Đồng Tháp and Hạt Ngọc Trời are close behind.
The fourth stage is from Đồng Nai to Bình Phước Province over 113km. — VNS