Nguyen Thanh Tam of An Giang province sprinted to victory in the men's road race event at the National Cycling Championships which wrapped up in Vung Tau city on October 16.

The winner finished the 155km tour with a time of 3hr 50.38min, reaching an average speed of 40.324km per hour. He was among the first riders who launched the first attack in the final race of the championships.

They led the whole peloton for over 10km before being caught by the team of the military. About 25km to the finish mark, Huynh Thanh Tung of the Military and Tam escaped from all the other riders to set up a tete-a-tete finish. Tam came out on top at the crucial moment to win An Giang's sixth gold medal. Tung finished second and the third place went to his teammate Tran Le Minh Tuan.

With three athletes finishing in the first group, the Military won the team event with a time of 11:42.15, followed by An Giang and Vinh Long.

An Giang won six gold, five silver and two bronze medals in total, placing them at the top of the tournament rankings. Binh Duong unexpectedly finished second, with three golds, two silvers and two bronzes. Ho Chi Minh City came third with three golds, one silver and three bronzes.

The national tournament has attracted more than 100 athletes from nine teams competing for 18 sets of medals. A terrain cycling round will be organised separately on October 22 and 23 in Hoa Binh province.-VNA