Lê Nguyệt Minh of HCM City pedals to the finish line yesterday. — Photo plo.vn
HÀ NỘI — Lê Nguyệt Minh of HCM City finally found his first stage win at the HCM City Television Cycling Cup on Friday.
Minh won the 42km stage, 20 laps around Huế City’s Trường Tiền and Phú Xuân bridges, with a time of 1hr 1.55min.
He was followed by Loic Desriac of Bikelife Đồng Nai and Trịnh Đức Tâm of Lộc Trời Group.
Minh was unlucky in the first three stages as he suffered a broken chain and two flat tyres, leading to his poor result.
Friday's win was his third time in a row he finished first in three years of the Cup.
Lê Tấn Hoài is still on top of the overall rankings after four stages. He also leads the points classification.
In the team ranking, Châu Thới-Vĩnh Long jump to the top although their members were not in top three on Friday. Đồng Tháp were down to second while Lộc Trời Group third.
The fifth stage today will see cyclists touring 113km from Huế to Đà Nẵng. They will have to conquer three passes of Phước Tượng, Phú Gia and Hải Vân. — VNS