|Josh Berry celebrates winning fifth stage of the Mekong Delta Cycling Tournament, the Hạt Ngọc Trời Rice Cup, yesterday. — Photo tinthethao.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — In heavy rain, Australian Josh Berry of Premium Cycling Vĩnh Long won the fifth stage of the Mekong Delta Cycling Tournament, the Hạt Ngọc Trời Rice Cup, yesterday.
Berry pulled away in the last 10kms to triumph in the 107km stage from Vị Thanh to Cà Mau City with a time of 2:44.57.
Lê Văn Duẩn of VUS-HCM City and Đỗ Tuấn Anh of Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp were the runners-up.
Duẩn holds the green jersey as the best sprinter with 83 points, while Nguyễn Tuấn Vũ of Calytos Đồng Tháp has the white jersey for best young cyclist.
Lê Ngọc Sơn of Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang retained the yellow jersey with an overall time of 16:02.57 after five stages, followed by Phạm Quốc Cường of Calytos Đồng Tháp and Loic Desriac of Bike Life Đồng Nai.
Calytos Đồng Tháp maintained the lead in the team’s rankings with a time of 48:12.07. Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang and Bike Life Đồng Nai ranked second and third.
This morning, cyclists will race the 114km sixth stage from Cà Mau to Sóc Trăng City. — VNS