The annual VTV International Cycling Tournament – Ton Hoa Sen Cup – will kick off on September 2 with the participation of 84 athletes.
Cyclist compete at the fourth stage of the Ton
Hoa Sen Cup last year. (Photo: hoasengroup.vn)
Cyclists from 12 crews
will tour through 14 stages from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, during which they
will have to conquer famous but difficult passes, such as Hai Van which
connects Hue and Da Nang, Ngang between Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces and Ru
Ri in Khanh Hoa.
The final is on September 17 and a total bonus of 1.2 billion VND (52,600 USD)
will be awarded to the best cyclists, of which the overall winner who bags the
yellow jersey will pocket 120 million VND.
During these two weeks, organisers and athletes will present more than 46,000
gifts and 200 bikes to poor students in localities they pass through.-
Athletics is one of the key sports that could bag gold medals for Vietnam team at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The athletes aim to win between 10 and 12 gold medals at upcoming 19th SEA Games to be held in Malaysia from August 19 to 31.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, has encouraged each member of the Vietnamese sports contingent to effectively perform the role as a goodwill ambassador of Vietnam to the people of the Southeast Asian (SEA) countries.
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