|Việt (red jersey) celebrates his victory in the eighth stage of the race. — Photo sggp.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Minh Việt triumphed in the eighth stage of the Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa cycling tour in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk’s Buôn Ma Thuột City on Tuesday.
Việt of Vietnam USA Society English Centres (VUS HCM City) won the 179km stage from Pleiku City in Gia Lai Province to Buôn Ma Thuột in a time of 4:25.33.
Nguyễn Minh Luận and Hà Kiều Tấn Đại of Minh Giang-HCM City finished second and third.
The win saw Việt take the yellow jersey from his teammate Mai Nguyễn Hưng.
Lê Nguyệt Minh of Minh Giang collected 115 points and holds both the green sprinter’s jersey and the polka dot king of the mountains jersey, while the white best young rider jersey was retained by Kim Chantou of Cambodia.
In the team rankings, Lộc Trời An Giang Group are on top with a total time of 82:22.31, followed by Domesco Đồng Tháp and VUS HCM City.
Racers tackled the ninth stage today from Buôn Ma Thuột to the coastal city of Nha Trang in Khánh Hòa Province, a distance of 189km. — VNS