SOC TRANG (VNS) — Ha Thanh Tam retained the yellow jersey after winning the third stage of the "Return to the Countryside" cycling tour yesterday.
Tam, racing for Gao Hat Ngoc Troi An Giang, won the 130km stage from Cao Lanh City in Dong Thap Province to Tieu Can District in Tra Vinh Province in a time of 3:26.27.
Phan Hoang Thai of Domesco Pharmacy Dong Thap and Nguyen Huu Tien of Vinh Long finished second and third.
With the best overall time of 8:09.10 after three stages, Tam kept hold of the yellow jersey.
Military Zone 7 took the lead in the team race with a time of 24:29.18, followed by An Giang and Vinh Long.
Today, cyclists will compete on the fourth stage from Can Tho to Soc Trang City. — VNS