|Cyclists compete in the penultimate stage of the Return to the Countryside cycling tournament yesterday. — Photo tinthethao.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Yoeun Phi Yuth of Cambodia won the penultimate stage of the Return to the Countryside cycling tournament yesterday.
Yuth took the lead in the 117km race from Rạch Giá to Châu Đốc City with a time of 3:04.06. Nguyễn Minh Luận of Premium Cycling Vĩnh Long and Trần Nguyễn Duy Nhân of the Military Zone 7 finished second and third.
Yuth retained his green jersey as the best sprinter with 123 points.
The yellow jersey belongs to Quàng Văn Cường of Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời-An Giang, with the best overall time of 22:28.55 after nine stages. Cambodian Yuth came in second and Luận finished third.
In the amateur event, Nguyễn Hoàng Sang of Lê Đoàn Kiên Giang won the stage and took the green jersey award with 106 points.
Bùi Văn Sành of Hiệp Nhất-Tịnh Biên held the yellow jersey with a time of 22:30.53. Sang’s teammate, Huỳnh Văn Thuận and Đặng Văn Bảo Anh of Vĩnh Long were the runners-up.
This morning, cyclists will compete in the 10th and final stage from Châu Giang ferry in Tân Phú District to Thuận Giang ferry in Phú Tân District, An Giang Province, lasting 56km.
In the afternoon, they will cycle 25 laps around Long Xuyên City to gain local awards. — VNS