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Cyclists to pedal for Asanzo Cup

Update: July, 26/2017 - 09:00
Cyclists compete in a cycling race along beach of Đà Nẵng. More than 220 cyclists will race in the Đà Nẵng Cycling Open-Asanzo Cup this Sunday (July 30th). VNS Photo Công Thành
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ĐÀ NẴNG — More than 220 amateur cyclists will race in the Đà Nẵng Cycling Open-Asanzo Cup along the coast this Sunday to raise funds for victims of Agent Orange (AO) in Đà Nẵng.

At a press conference yesterday the race’s organisers said the race will draw the best cyclists from across the nation in the largest ever amateur race.

Riders will race in the men’s 30km and 40km individual and team sprint in two age groups of 18-45 and over 45.

The 2km laps will see cyclists racing from East Sea Park winding through Võ Nguyên Giáp, Hoàng Sa streets and back.

More than VNĐ200 million (US$8,800) is on offer in total prize money from the organisers, who will also donate gifts to families of war invalids and martyrs.

Child victims of AO will compete in a 50m wheelchair race at 8am on Sunday, before the race begins.

The race aims to celebrate the 70th anniversary of National War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27th) and AO Victims day (August 10th).

Đà Nẵng has more than 5,000 AO victims, of which 1,400 are children.

Last year, 250 cyclists also joined the Asanzo Cycling Cup along the Hàn River. — VNS

A beach track along Mỹ Khê beach will host the Đà Nẵng Cycling Open-Asanzo Cup on Sunday (July 30th). VNS Photo Công Thành

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