|The Bình Dương Television Cycling Tournament will run from December 3-12 in the southern province of Bình Dương. — Photo xevathethao.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Bình Dương Television Cycling Tournament, Ống Nhựa Hoa Sen Cup, is scheduled to run from December 3-12 in the southern province of Bình Dương.
The event will attract the 10 strongest teams in the country, including HCM City, Đồng Tháp, An Giang and Đồng Nai with nearly 70 cyclists, more than 20 of whom are now members of the national team
They will compete in nine stages, with the total length of nearly 1,100km via the provinces of Bình Thuận, Ninh Thuận, Khánh Hòa, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Đắk Nông, Bình Phước, and Bình Dương.
The tournament has a total prize of VNĐ400 million (US$17,400), of which the winners of the overall yellow jersey will earn VNĐ60 million ($2,600).
The event’s organisers will hold charity activities on the sidelines of the event, including giving 900 gifts to disadvantaged households and 90 bicycles for poor students in the provinces the cyclists will pass through.
The event, which is co-organised by Bình Dương Radio-Television, the Việt Nam Sports Bicycle and Motorbike Federation and Hoa Sen Group, will provide the competitors a chance to hone their skills to prepare for the Asian Games to be held in Indonesia next year. — VNS