|The Tôn Hoa Sen Cycling Cup 2020 will begin on Vietnamese National Day on September 2 in Hà Nội. — Photo laodong.vn
HÀ NỘI — This year, the Tôn Hoa Sen Cycling Cup will begin on Vietnamese National Day on September 2 in Hà Nội with the participation of 80 cyclists from across the nation.
Participants will compete in nine different stages through many cities and provinces including Hà Nội, Hà Nam, Ninh Bình, Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Huế, Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam and Quảng Ngãi finishing Quy Nhơn City, Bình Định Province on September 10.
The race is a combined length of nearly 1,200km.
The event offers total prize money of VNĐ1 billion (US$43,500), of which the overall winner will pocket VNĐ160 million ($6,900).
This is an annual large scale bicycle race and is an opportunity for Vietnamese cyclists to improve their skills when many races are postponed or cancelled due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tournament is organised by Việt Nam Television, Hoa Sen Group, the Việt Nam Bicycle Federation and the National Sports Administration. — VNS