Int'l cycling tournament launched in HCM City hinh anh 1The press conference for the launch of the third VTV International Cycling TournamentTon Hoa Sen Cup. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA)
— The third VTV International Cycling Tournament – Ton Hoa Sen Cup – was launched on August 15 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event is being-organised by VTV and the Vietnam Cycling Federation (VCF) to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).
During a press conference at the launch ceremony, the organising board said 80 cyclists from six domestic cycling teams and six foreign clubs would compete in over 14 stages covering 1,800km.

“This is a big event and an opportunity for domestic and foreign teams to enhance their skills. It is also a chance for Vietnam to highlight its most beautiful sites, culture, history and people.”

The race will start on September 2 and run from Hanoi to Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Gia Lai, Dak Lak and Binh Phuoc, before finishing in Ho Chi Minh City on September 16.-VNA