|Cyclists take part in the tournament last year. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Bến Tre Province Television Men’s Cycling Tournament will kick off on January 8 with big bonuses for the participants.
The event, which is known as the Hoa Sen Plastic Pipe Cup, will feature nine stages over a total of 1,061km, starting in Ninh Thuận Province’s Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm City to four destinations before ending in Bến Tre Province on January 16.
Well known cyclists from 14 clubs such as Nguyễn Thành Tâm, Trịnh Đức Tâm (An Giang), Phan Hoàng Thái (Đồng Tháp) and Nguyễn Trường Tài (HCM City) have registered to compete.
In this year’s edition, each stage winner will receive VNĐ2.5 million (US$110) while the rider who wins the sprint will grab VNĐ1.5 million ($70).
The overall yellow jersey holder will get a prize of VNĐ45 million. The organisers will also present cash to cyclists who take the green and white jerseys, as well as the winning team. — VNS