|Strong and wise: An elderly cyclist does his best to accelerate the most tough section near the peak of the Hải Vân Pass at 500m above sea level. — VNS Photo Công Thành |Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — Hải Vân Pass Challenge Cycling Race, which was held on Saturday for the second time in the central city, drew nearly 400 cyclists nationwide competing in the individual and team events.
Nguyễn Hải from Biên Hòa took 38 minutes to complete the women’s individual division. Phan Thị Kiều Trinh and Nguyển Thị Mỹ Hường came in second and third place in what is considered the toughest cycling race in central Việt Nam.
FPT team from Đà Nẵng took the team event, ahead of T2 team and Hà Nội’s Sông Hồng team.
The race’s organisers presented first prize for Mai Công Hiếu, who finished first in the men’s age group 36-45 with a time of 31.45min.
Mai Văn Bình from Hà Nội came in second and Nguyễn Văn Cường from T2 team finished third.
Vincent Marie Joseph from T2 team took out the first prize for over-56 age group in the men’s 13.8km uphill race.
Nguyễn Duy Nhất from Biên Hòa and Đỗ Anh Dũng of Quãng Ngãi came second and third, respectively.
T2 team also took the team title at the peak of Hải Vân Pass, 500m above sea level, on Saturday morning.
Hà Nội and Biên Hòa ranked second and third place.
Ngô Văn Sinh of Thanh Hóa clocked in 31.09min to complete an uphill race, ahead of Nguyễn Trung Kiên of T2 team, and Lê Thế Dương of Quy Nhơn.
Also on Saturday, the race’s goodwill ambassador, 2010 Miss Việt Nam Ngọc Hân and the race’s organising commitee donated VNĐ35 million (US$1,500) to Agent Orange victims in the central city of Đà Nẵng. — VNS
|The final climb: Cyclists pedal the last curve of the 13.8km uphill race in the Hải Vân Pass race in Đà Nẵng. — VNS Photo Công Thành |
|Beautiful beauty: 2010 Miss Việt Nam Ngọc Hân celebrates teams of the Hải Vân Pass Cycling Race in Đà Nẵng on May 27th. — VNS Photo Công Thành |