|Phan Hoàng Thái (left) seen in the third stage of the Bình Dương Television Cycling Tournament on December 5. — Photo plo.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — With the support of his teammates, Phan Hoàng Thái of Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp won the third stage of the Bình Dương Television Cycling Tournament, Ống Nhựa Hoa Sen Cup, on December 5.
Thái triumphed in the 106km stage from Ninh Hòa to Krông Pắk of Đắk Lắk Province after clocking a time of 2:36.50. During the race, he had to conquer the Phượng Hoàng mountain pass which posed a significant challenge.
The yellow jersey award for the best overall time still belonged to Phạm Quốc Cường of Đồng Tháp. Nguyễn Minh Luận and Trần Nguyễn Duy Nhân were the runners-up.
National cyclist Lê Nguyệt Minh of VUS-HCM City maintained the green jersey award as the best sprinter with 28 points. Huỳnh Thanh Tùng of the Việt Nam team is in the race for the green jersey award with Minh, as Tùng now has 23 points.
The white jersey award for the best young cyclist went to Nguyễn Minh Luận of Vĩnh Long.
Thái’s performance helped his team Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp take the lead in the team rankings with a time of 23:21.23 after three stages, followed by VUS-HCM City and Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang.
Today, cyclists will compete in the fourth 134km stage from Buôn Mê Thuột City in Đắk Lắk to Chư Sê District in Gia Lai Province. — VNS