|Vietnamese cyclist Le Van Dong. — Photo xembao.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Le Van Dong scored his second stage win yesterday in the Trans-Viet race, finishing the 65km Da Nang-Hue stretch in 1hr 35.31min.
Dong, wearing the VTV Can Tho jersey, broke free from the leading group about 300m from the tape, finishing milliseconds ahead of runners-up Do Tuan Anh of Domesco Dong Thap 1 and Nguyen Thanh Tam of Hat Ngoc Troi An Giang.
Dong's first win in the race came on December 2 as he took the first stage.
The sixth stage also saw changes in the overall ranking with Le Ngoc Son of Domesco Dong Thap 1 taking the yellow jersey with an accumulated time of 17:30.30.
In second place is Ariya Phounsanath of the CNN crew from Laos.
Huynh Mai Duy who led through the five previous stages, has dropped to the third position.
Anh still leads the race to win the green jersey for best cyclist with 111 points and Loic Desriac of ADC-Vinh Long Television is ahead in the red jersey contest with 28 points.
Dong and Son played key roles in pushing their team Domesco Dong Thap 1 to the top place in the team rankings.
The squad have timed 52:34.36, and are followed by ADC-Vinh Long Television and HCM City 1.
The seventh stage today will see riders pedal 153km from Dong Ha City in Quang Tri to Quang Binh Province. — VNS