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HCM City, An Giang win team time trials in cycling

Update: November, 02/2016 - 11:30
Teams pose with their medals of men’s team time trial event at the National Road Race Cycling Championship. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — VUS HCM City defended their men’s team time trial title at the National Road Race Cycling Championships on Monday in Hòa Bình Province.

The reigning champions completed the 80km stage in 1:45.51. They were followed by Đồng Tháp and Hà Nội.

Despite winning, coach Đỗ Thành Đạt was not happy and expressed concern that it may be the last title for the team.

“Trương Nguyễn Thanh Nhân will retire by the end of this year. Mai Nguyễn Hưng is planning for a new life abroad. We lack young athletes. These problems may kick us out of the top position that we have held for the past six years,” Đạt said.

On the women’s side, An Giang cycled without their best athlete Nguyễn Thị Thật, but still won the gold medal with a time of 1:06.14. Bình Dương and Đồng Tháp came second and third, respectively.

The men’s and women’s 500m events, the men’s 4km time trial and women’s 3km time trial took place place yesterday. — VNS

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