This year’s North Vietnam International Cycling Tournament has drawn the participation of 45 racers from nine teams, including two teams from the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Thailand, the organising board said in Hanoi on May 17.

The cyclists will compete in six stages over 900 kilometres, through seven cities and provinces of Hanoi, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh and Lang Son, following the rules of the International Cycling Union (ICU).

Jointly held by Hanoi’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Motor-Bicycle Sports Federation, the event will take place from May 19-24 to mark the 122nd anniversary of the late President Ho Chi Minh’s birth and 20 years since the establishment of Vietnam-RoK diplomatic ties.

The tournament will also offer an opportunity for Vietnamese cyclists to raise their ability and compete with international cyclists.-VNA