Title favourite Huỳnh Thanh Tùng secured the yellow jersey of the Hạt Ngọc Trời Cycling Cup after the third stage yesterday.
|Cyclists at the finish line of the Hạt Ngọc Trời Cycling Cup’s third stage. Photo tinthethao.com.vn
Tùng of Military Zone 7 came second at the 42km stage around Cao Lĩnh City in Đồng Tháp Province after Phan Hoàng Thái of Domesco Đồng Tháp who clocked 52.09min. Nguyễn Phạm Quốc Khang of Vĩnh Long finished third.
However, it was enough for him to take the overall top position with a total time of 3:12.46. Thái and Nguyễn Hoàng Giang of An Giang were his closest competitors.
Tùng also kept the green jersey for best sprinter with 26 points.
Military Zone 7 took the lead in the team event. Domesco Đồng Tháp and Vĩnh Long are second and third, respectively.
In the amateur category, Nguyễn Nam Cực of Cà Mau Fertilisers is the leading cyclist and his team dominates the ranking.
Today, athletes will tour from Cao Lãnh to Vĩnh Hưng District in Long An Province for a total of 113km.