The organizers announced that 90 cyclists from 13 local teams and two foreign crews from Japan and the Philippines would take part in the event.

Cyclists at the 2018 Return to the Countryside. Photo:

The annual tournament has lured young talents such as Nguyen Quoc Bao (Domesco Dong Thap), white jersey winner of the prestigious HCM City Television Cycling Tournament and Ismael Grospe (Philippines), white jersey holder of Return to Dien Bien event early this month, and others.

Participants will tour 10 stages on a total of 772km through 10 provinces and cities, including Kien Giang, Can Tho, Dong Thap and An Giang.

The first stage on May 19 is from Long Xuyen city of An Giang Province to Rach Gia city of Kien Giang Province on 70km.

A total prize money of nearly VND 500 million (USD 21,500) is up for grabs.

Source: VNA