|Nguyễn Minh Luận celebrates his stage win at the HCM City Television Cycling Cup on April 9. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Minh Luận won the first stage of the HCM City Television Cycling Cup, which kicked off yesterday in HCM City.
Luận of Premium Cycling Vĩnh Long triumphed at the 36km stage, which included 20 laps around Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street, with a time of 56.15 min.
He was followed by Trần Thanh Nhanh of HCM City’s youth crew and Nguyễn Minh Việt of BTV Đại Nam.
Today’s second stage will see cyclists touring from HCM City to Đồng Xoài Town of Bình Phước Province on a 114km route.
The tournament, which is in its 29th edition, will cover 20 stages. More than 90 participants from 13 crews will ride some 2,000km throughout 13 cities and provinces. They started from HCM City and will also finish here on April 30, the day of the national Reunification. — VNS