|Huỳnh Thanh Tùng celebrates winning the first stage of the Bến Tre Province Television Men’s Cycling Tournament yesterday. — Photo cand.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Huỳnh Thanh Tùng of Military Zone 7 won the first stage of the Bến Tre Province Television Men’s Cycling Tournament yesterday.
Tùng took first place in the 50km race around Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm City with a time of 1:23.07. He also won the yellow jersey and green jersey.
Today, cyclists will compete in the second 150km stage from Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm to Phan Thiết.
The race, which is known as the Hoa Sen Plastic Pipe Cup, will feature nine stages over a total of 1,061km, and end in Bến Tre Province on January 16.
In this year’s race, each stage winner will receive VNĐ2.5 million (US$110), while the rider who wins the sprint will earn VNĐ1.5 million ($70). — VNS