|Loic Desriac of Bike Life Đồng Nai. — Photo tinthethao.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Loic Desriac of Bike Life Đồng Nai won the fifth stage of the VTV International Cycling Tournament – Tôn Hoa Sen Cup.
Desriac won the 10km individual time trial in Đồng Hới City in a time of 12:19.46.
Javier Sarda Perez and Trịnh Đức Tâm of Lộc Trời Group were the runners-up.
Although Nguyễn Đắc Thời of Hà Nội only finished 18th in this race, he retained the yellow jersey for the best overall time after five stages of 12:40.16, followed by David Van Eerd of the Netherlands’ Global and Ali Khademi of Lộc Trời Group.
A Hà Nội talent, Thời also holds the white jersey for best young cyclist, while the red jersey for King of Mountain is worn by El Joshua Carino of the Philippine’s NSI.
David kept the green jersey as best sprinter with 76 points. Im Jaeyeon of South Korea’s Korail and Trần Nguyễn Duy Nhân of the Military Zone 7 ranked second and third with 52 points and 45 points, respectively.
In the team rankings, Lộc Trời Group leads with the overall best time of 38:02.49, followed by Bike Life Đồng Nai and Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp.
Today, cyclists will compete in the 162km sixth stage from Đồng Hới to Huế City. — VNS