After that, the first 40-km stage of the tournament started off around Hoan Kiem Lake (Hanoi). 

Organizers present prizes to winners of the first stage.

With great efforts, cyclist Quang Van Cuong of the team “Loc Troi Group” reached the finishing line first and won the yellow jersey. The second place went to Cuong’s teammate Nguyen Thanh Tam, followed by Desriac Loic from Bikelife VDC.

The cyclists continued their second stage on May 2 from Hanoi to Hoa Binh at  a distance of 129 km.

Three hundred cyclists from ten local teams and two foreign teams from Japan and the Philippines participated in the tournament.

Translated by Lam Anh