|Nguyễn Thành Tâm celebrates his stage win yesterday. — Photo plo.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Thành Tâm won the 15th stage and took the yellow jersey at the HCM City Television Cycling Tournament yesterday.
Tâm of Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang completed the 40km stage around Tuy Hòa City in Phú Yên Province with a time of 1:02.34. This is his fourth win in the tournament.
Tâm replaced Huỳnh Thanh Tùng of Military Zone 7, who finished fourth, as the leader of the tour. Tâm recorded a total time of 35:52.23. Tùng was just two seconds behind. Edgar Espaola Nito of Ynghua Đồng Nai stood third, clocking 36:53.18.
This win was a sweet revenge for Tâm who had lost his jersey to Tùng in the tournament two years ago in Phú Yên.
In the green jersey race, Lê Nguyệt Minh of Minh Giang-HCM City came second and Trần Nguyễn Duy Nhân of Military Zone 7, who had won the previous stage, came third.
Minh still leads the race with 177 points.
Positions in the team ranking did not change. VUS-HCM were on top, followed by Gạo Hạt Ngọc Trời An Giang and Military Zone 7.
The 120km 16th stage will be held today from Tuy Hòa to Nha Trang City in Khánh Hòa Province. Cyclists will have to conquer the Cả Pass. Bikelife Đồng Nai’s Loic Desriac is currently the leading contender in the race for the red polka dot jersey for the King of Mountain. — VNS