|Phan Hoàng Thái wears the red jersey for the King of Mountain of the HCM City Television Cycling Tournament. — Photo plo.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Phan Hoàng Thái secured the HCM City Television Cycling Tournament’s red jersey for the King of Mountain yesterday.
Thái of Domesco Đồng Tháp was the first to reach the peak of Prenn Hill and was second at the Ngoạn Mục Hill, the two challenges in the 17th stage, which covered 120km from Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm City of Ninh Thuận Province to Đà Lạt City, Lâm Đồng Province.
It was enough for Thái to win the red jersey for the overall tournament with 30 points.
The winner of the stage was Nguyễn Tấn Hoài of Domesco Đồng Tháp, who won his second stage in a row.
Lê Ngọc Sơn of Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang and và Lois Desriac of Bikelife Đồng Nai were second and third, respectively.
Alex Ariya Phounsavath of VUS-HCM City replaced Nguyễn Văn Dương of Bikelife Đồng Nai as the leader of the tournament after 17 stages.
The Laotian cyclist finished fourth yesterday and jumped to the top place with a total time of 40:41.02min.
He is followed by Sơn and Nguyễn Nhật Nam of Domesco Đồng Tháp.
Domesco Đồng Tháp led the team ranking. VUS-HCM City and Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang were close behind.
The 55-km long 18th stage will see cyclists tour 10 laps around Đà Lạt’s Hồ Xuân Hương Lake today. — VNS