Vietnamese cyclists win gold and bronze at Asian Junior Road Cycling Championships hinh anh 1Nguyen Thi Be Hong of Vietnam (centre) and her runners-up at the 29th Asian Junior Road Cycling Championships on June 8 in Thailand. (Photo: cycling news)
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Vietnamese cyclists on June 8 won one gold medal and one bronze at the 29th Asian Junior Road Cycling Championships in Rayong, Thailand.

Nguyen Thi Be Hong, 18, finished first in the women's individual time trial event. She completed the 15km race in a time of 23.43min.

Asal Rizaeva of Uzbekistan came second on 23.48 and Lee Chai Roug from Chinese Taipei was third in 23.56.

Pham Le Xuan Loc, 18, pocketed a bronze in the men's event. He took 39.43min to finish the 30km race.

Mikhail Podluzhnyy of Kazakhstan was first (38.49min), followed by Muhammad Nurahmat of Indonesia (39.22).

The Vietnamese team will also take part in the 42nd Asian Road Cycling Championship on June 9.

The gold medal hope is defending champion Nguyen Thi That who just won a title at the 32nd SEA Games in May in Cambodia, and Quang Van Cuong who won gold in the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam.

"We expect to get the highest results from this tournament. All cyclists including young ones will sharpen their skills," said Nguyen Ngoc Vu, General Secretary of the Vietnam Cycling and Motor Sports Federation.

The tournament will end on June 13./.