|Round the bend: Cyclists compete in the fifth stage of the Bình Dương Television Cycling Tournament, Ống Nhựa Hoa Sen Cup, on December 7. — Photo plo.vn |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — With a strong dash at the end, former national cyclist Nguyễn Thành Tâm defeated Lê Nguyệt Minh on December 7 to win the fifth stage of the Bình Dương Television Cycling Tournament, Ống Nhựa Hoa Sen Cup.
Tâm of Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang won the 89km-section from Pleiku City in Gia Lai Province to Đắk Tô District in Kon Tum Province, finishing with a time of 2:06.10. He was followed by brothers Lê Nguyệt Minh and Lê Văn Duẩn of VUS-HCM City.
It is the first time Tâm has won a stage in this tournament.
Although Phạm Quốc Cường of Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp didn’t finish in the top three, he still held the yellow jersey for the best overall time of 15:38.46 after five stages.
Minh retained the green jersey award as the best sprinter with 63 points, while the white jersey for best young cyclist is still held by Nguyễn Minh Luận of the senior Việt Nam national team.
The team rankings are unchanged: VUS-HCM City in the lead followed by Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp and Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang.
On December 8 morning, cyclists will compete doing 20 laps around Đại Đoàn Kết Square in Pleiku City. — VNS