|The National Women’s Cycling Open is scheduled to start on July 13. — Photo baobinhduong.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The National Women’s Cycling Open for the An Giang Television Cup is scheduled to start on July 13 in Nha Trang city of the central coastal province of Khánh Hòa.
The event will attract the participation of 74 cyclists from 11 domestic and two foreign teams, Kazakhstan and Thailand.
According to organisers, this year domestic teams are allowed to have more foreign members. Therefore, one cyclist from Indonesia and another from Singapore are registered to compete for Brick and Fertiliser Bình Dương and Biwase Bình Dương teams, respectively.
Deputy Director of An Giang province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Phạm Thế Triệu said the organising board has worked to draw more foreign teams, providing the best conditions for Vietnamese female cyclists to improve their skills in order to gain better results in the international arena.
The tournament includes six stages across 11 localities of Việt Nam, with a total length of 622km. It will conclude in Long Xuyên city of An Giang on July 18.
The event has a total prize of VNĐ300 million (US$13,000) — VNS