Binh Duong int’l women cycling tournament kicks off hinh anh 1The opening ceremony of the 10th Binh Duong International Women Cycling Tournament –Biwase Cup 2020 on February 28 (Photo: VNA)

Binh Duong (VNA) - The 10th Binh Duong International Women Cycling Tournament –Biwase Cup 2020 kicked off in the southern province of Binh Duong on February 28.

The tournament brought together 105 cyclists of 10 teams, namely Thailand, Taiwan (China), Velofit Australia, Biwase (Binh Duong), Con Voi Binh Duong brick and fertiliser company, Loc Troi Group JSC, Gao hat ngoc troi, Dong Thap lottery company, Vinh Long, Mega Market Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho city.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen Van Thien, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Binh Duong Water – Environment Joint Stock Company (Biwase), said as the whole world is sparing no efforts to fight the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many activities, including sport tournament events have been cancelled.

With the endeavours of the organisers, the 10th Binh Duong International Women Cycling Tournament – Biwase Cup 2020 was being held as scheduled with a message “Be strong to work, be strong to win ourselves and win the threats of COVID-19” he added.

Running from February 28 to March 8, the tournament features ten stages with a total length of 1,051 km, the longest ever, running through Binh Duong New City, Dong Nai, Lam Dong, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Ba Ria-Vung Tau./.