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Phounsavath wins yellow jersey at HCM City cycling event

Update: April, 30/2017 - 19:49
Nguyễn Minh Luận of Military Zone 7 tries to reach the finishing line of the final stage, consisting of 98km from Đà Lạt to Bảo Lộc City, with a time of 2:11.22 and an average speed of 44.760 kmh.
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HÀ NỘI — Alex Ariya Phounsavath won the yellow jersey at the 19th stage of the HCM City Television Cycling Tournament on April 29.

Phounsavath, of  VUS-HCM City, suffered a punctured tire on the way to the finish line, but still won the event’s most sought-after jersey with the best overall time of 43: 58.33. Lê Ngọc Sơn of Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang and Nguyễn Nhật Nam of Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp were the runners-up.

Nguyễn Minh Luận of Military Zone 7 defeated Trịnh Đức Tâm of Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang to win this stage, consisting of 98km from Đà Lạt to Bảo Lộc City, with a time of 2:11.22 and an average speed of 44.760 kmh.

The other awards were unchanged. The green jersey for the best sprinter belonged to Lê Nguyệt Minh of HCM City. Nam, of Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp, won the white jersey as the best young cyclist, while the red jersey for King of The Mountain went to Phan Hoàng Thái of Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp.

In the team rankings, Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp has taken the lead with the best overall time of 129:50.29, followed by VUS-HCM City and Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang.

Today, cyclists will compete in the 168km final stage from Bảo Lộc to HCM City.

Seventy-eight cyclists from 13 teams competed across 20 stages, totalling 2,000km in the event, which offers the largest prize in Vietnamese cycling history: VNĐ1.2 billion (US$52,200). – VNS

A local crowd welcomes cyclists competing in the 19th stage of the HCM City Television Cycling Tournament on April 29.
Alex Ariya Phounsavath wins the yellow jersey at the 19th stage of the HCM City Television Cycling Tournament on April 29. Photos nld.com.vn

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