Thanh Nhan champion at NKKN cycling race

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Truong Nguyen Thanh Nhan won the 14th Nam Ky Khoi Nghia (NKKN) cycling contest that ended in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday.

Thanh Nhan, who competed for Saigon Plant Protection Co. Team 1, won the yellow jersey after finishing the 460km of the three-day, three-stage competition in a total time of 12 hours two minutes 29 seconds.

Tran Quoc Dung of Domesco Dong Thap Team 1 and Nguyen Hoang Sang of Vinh Long  came in second and third respectively, taking 26 and 32 seconds longer than Thanh Nhan.

Nhan's team also won the team championship with a total time of 36 hours 20 minutes 59 seconds, while Domesco Dong Thap was second with 36 hours 21 minutes and 21 seconds and the third-placed Saigon Plant Protection Co. Team 2 finished the race in 36 hours 25 minutes 17 seconds.

The "best young cyclist" title was won by the 17-year-old cyclist Nguyen Luu Thanh Nhan of Saigon Plant Protection Co. Team 2.

The race started in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 and went through the provinces of Long An, Tien Giang, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh and Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta before returning to Ho Chi Minh City and finishing in the city's Hoc Mon District.

The event, which attracted 60 cyclists from 13 teams, was organized by the Ho Chi Minh Radio Station in cooperation with the city's People's Committee of District 5 and other agencies.

The NKKN cycling event has been organized over the years to commemorate an uprising of the southern people of Vietnam against the French army from November 23 till December 31 of 1940. Nam Ky means the south and Khoi Nghia means uprising.

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