BEN TRE (VNS) — Le Van Duan defended his yellow jersey at the fifth stage of the national cycling tournament, Ben Tre Television Cup, yesterday.
Duan of VUS-HCM City took the lead after five stages with a combined time of 17:58.25, followed by Do Tuan Anh of Domesco Pharmacy Dong Thap 1 and Nguyen Hoang Giang of Loc Troi Group.
Duan maintained the green jersey as the best sprinter with 87 points.
The stage winner was Pham Phat Dat of Ben Tre. Dat clocked a top speed of 38.497kmh during the 140km race from Can Tho City to Ben Tre City, which he completed in 3:38.12.
Domesco Pharmacy Dong Thap 1 led the team race with a time of 53:56.35. Loc Troi Group and VUS-HCM City came second and third, respectively.
Today the event will finish after cyclists race 102km in Ben Tre province. — VNS