Post-COVID-19 racing starts in Vietnam with HTV Cup on May 19

The route of the 2020 HTV Cup (Image credit: HTV Cup)

Competitive cycling will resume next week in the country that hasn't recorded any deaths from the COVID-19 virus, and has had just 288 confirmed cases: Vietnam. The HTV Cup features 18 stages – just as many as this year's postponed Vuelta a España – and runs from May 19 to June 7.

Missing Vincenzo Nibali and the fight for pink? Cycling fans will soon have an alternative to the Giro d’Italia, and can cheer for the likes of Luong Van Sinh from the Hanoi Team as the Trinh Cup Truyen Hinh TP Ho Chi Minh Lan Tu 32 – commonly known as the HTV Cup – will be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube. It will be the 32nd edition of the oldest and most famous stage race held in Vietnam.

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