|The seven-day event, which attracted 95 athletes from 20 teams, including Cambodia, will continue until May 17. — Photo thethaovietnam
CA MAU (VNS) — Pham Minh Triet won the first stage of the "Return to the Countryside" cycling tournament, or the An Giang Plant Protection Cup yesterday.
Triet, of An Giang's Gao Hat Ngoc Troi, took the lead with a time of 1:49.47 and an average speed of 38.315kmph in the 70km stage while cycling from Long Xuyen City to Rach Gia City.
Also, Nguyen Minh Thien of Vinh Long and Nguyen The Luc finished second and third, respectively.
With this win, Triet won the yellow jersey for the best overall time after the first stage.
With Triet's effort, Gao Hat Ngoc Troi lead the team race with a combined time of 5:30.03, followed by Vinh Long and Military Zone 7.
Today, cyclists will continue on to the second 126km stage, travelling from Rach Gia to Ca Mau City.
The seven-day event, which attracted 95 athletes from 20 teams, including Cambodia, will continue until May 17. — VNS