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Tâm takes lead in HCM City cycling event

Nguyen Thanh Tam celebrates his stage win yesterday. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — Nguyen Thanh Tam won the 15th stage and took the yellow jersey at the HCM City Television Cycling Tournament yesterday.

Tam of Gao Hat Ngoc Troi An Giang completed the 40km stage around Tuy Hoa City in Phu Yen Province with a time of 1:02.34. This is his fourth win in the tournament.

Tam replaced Huynh Thanh Tung of Military Zone 7, who finished fourth, as the leader of the tour. Tam recorded a total time of 35:52.23. Tung was just two seconds behind. Edgar Espaola Nito of Ynghua Dong Nai stood third, clocking 36:53.18.

This win was a sweet revenge for Tam who had lost his jersey to Tung in the tournament two years ago in Phu Yen.

In the green jersey race, Le Nguyet Minh of Minh Giang-HCM City came second and Tran Nguyen Duy Nhan of Military Zone 7, who had won the previous stage, came third.

Minh still leads the race with 177 points.

Positions in the team ranking did not change. VUS-HCM were on top, followed by Gao Hat Ngoc Troi An Giang and Military Zone 7.

The 120km 16th stage will be held today from Tuy Hoa to Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa Province. Cyclists will have to conquer the Ca Pass. Bikelife Dong Nai’s Loic Desriac is currently the leading contender in the race for the red polka dot jersey for the King of Mountain. — VNS


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