HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Minh Việt of Mega Market won the eighth stage of the Return to the Countryside race yesterday.
Việt powered down the final 100m to finish with a time of 1:51.17 in the 78km race from Kiến Tường Town of Long An Province to Hồng Ngự District of Đồng Tháp Province.
Việt’s teammates, Nguyễn Văn Bình and Trần Tuấn Kiệt of Domesco Pharmacy Đồng Tháp, who triumphed in the fifth and sixth stages, were the runners-up.
Although Bilguunjargal Endenrbat didn’t finish in the top three, he still retained the yellow jersey for best overall time after eight stages with a time of 16:00.25.
Bình of Mega Market holds the the green jersey as the best sprinter with 91 points.
Thanks to Endenrbat’s contribution, his Japanese team, Bonne Chance Asia Cycle Academy top the team rankings with the best overall time of 48:04.19, followed by Lộc Trời Group and Ynghua-ĐN.
Today, cyclists will compete in the ninth stage from Tân Châu Town to Phú Tân District in An Giang Province.
The event includes 90 cyclists from 13 local teams and two foreign crews from Japan and the Philippines, competing in 10 stages. — VNS