|Đỗ Tuấn Anh celebrates his stage win of the VTV International Cycling Tournament yesterday. — Photo vtv.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Veteran Đỗ Tuấn Anh won the sixth stage of the VTV International Cycling Tournament yesterday.
Anh of Domesco Đồng Tháp finished the 158km stage from Quảng Bình Province to Huế in a time of 3hr 42.33min.
He was followed by Huỳnh Thanh Tùng of Military Zone 7 and Mai Nguyễn Hưng of VUS-HCM City.
Yellow jersey holder Lê Văn Duẩn of VUS-HCM City crossed the finish line six minutes after the top three. His poor result cost him the leading position, which went to Changpad Kritsada of Infinite Ais Cycling from Thailand.
Kritsada had a best time of 16:35.08.
However, Duẩn still holds the green jersey, winning 99 points after six stages.
“Tuấn Anh is a senior cyclist, but he is a good sprinter – he used to be the best sprinter in Việt Nam. He often won this stage in previous years’ tournaments,” Trần Văn Quýt said about his player’s remarkable win.
“Furthermore, the Malaysian crew toured very well today. Due to their tactics, leading cyclist Duẩn and his teammates failed to break away. This is however a good chance for Tuấn Anh to win the stage,” he said.
In the team ranking, Philippine Navy Standard Insurance Team are on top, followed close behind by VUS-HCM City and Korail Cycle Team.
The riders will have a day off today before returning to the race with the seventh stage from Huế to Tam Kỳ City of Quảng Nam Province. — VNS