Nguyễn Tuấn Kiệt celebrates winning the fifth stage of the 24th Return to the Countryside cycling race yesterday. — Photo sggp.org.vn
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Tuấn Kiệt won the fifth stage of the 24th Return to the Countryside cycling race yesterday.
Kiệt from the Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp team won the 115 km race from Sóc Trăng to Vĩnh Long City in a time of 2:42.21 with an average speed of 42.501 km/h.
Trần Nguyễn Duy Nhân of Military Zone 7 and Nguyễn Văn Bình of Mega Market finished second and third.
Although Bilguunjargal Endenrbat of Japan’s Bonne Chance Asia Cycle Academy did not finish in the top three, he still held the yellow jersey with the overall best time of 9:02.51 after five stages.
Thanks to Endenrbat's strong performances, Bonne Chance Asia Cycle Academy were atop the team rankings after the fifth stage with a time of 27:11.25, followed by Lộc Trời Group and Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp.
Bình of Mega Market retained his green jersey for the best sprinter with 66 points. Nhân of Military Zone 7 sat in second with 64 points.
Today, cyclists will complete the sixth stage from Vĩnh Long to Trà Vinh City, lasting 107 km.
The event attracted 90 cyclists from 13 local teams and two foreign crews from Japan and the Philippines, competing in 10 stages for a total of 772km through 10 provinces including Kiên Giang, Cần Thơ, Đồng Tháp and An Giang. — VNS