|Huỳnh Thanh Tùng from Military Zone 7 (centre) on the podium for his gold medal of men’s individual 40km time trial event of the National Road Race Cycling Championship. — Photo plo.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Cyclist Huỳnh Thanh Tùng from Military Zone 7 won the men’s individual 40km time trial event of the National Road Race Cycling Championship on October 30 in Hòa Bình Province.
Tùng defeated senior cyclist and rival Trịnh Đức Tâm from Hà Nội and won with a result of 54.14min, which was 27 seconds faster than Tâm, who was believed to have no worthy rival in this category.
The bronze went to Trần Thanh Điền from HCM City, who timed 55:47.
In the women’s individual 25km category, Lê Thị Kim Ngân from An Giang pocketed the gold, timing 35:28. Her teammate Nguyễn Thị Thu Mai came second and Trần Thị Tuyết Nương from Bình Dương was at third.
Athletes will continue with the men’s and women’s team time trial competitions on October 31. — VNS