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Nguyen Tan Hoai makes it two in HTV Cup

Nguyen Tan Hoai of the Domesco team claimed his second stage win on day 3 of the HTV Cup in Vietnam
(Image credit: HTV Cup Vietnam)

Nguyen Tan Hoai of the Domesco team claimed his second stage win on day 3 of the 32rd HTV Cup from Quang Binh to Hué in Vietnam.

Following many attacks and regrouping, the 162km stage ended in sprint in the imperial city and former capital of Vietnam, with white jersey wearer Nguyen Van Binh from TP Ho Chi Minh 2 and Quang Van Cuong of Hanoi rounding out the podium.

“This victory is for my little daughter”, declared Nguyen Tan Hoai who was warmly welcomed in Hué by his mother in law.

Once again, the 27 year old had to sprint alone against teams that appeared more organised. Thanks to the time bonus he moved back into the overall lead with an advantage of nine seconds over stage 2 winner Vo Thanh An, who remains the best young rider.

Defending champion Javier Sardá Perez from TP Ho Chi Minh 1 finished fifth and so sits in sixth place on GC at 22 seconds. The Spaniard enjoyed the heat with a maximum temperature of 47°C on the road at one point.

Stage 4 will be a criterium of 42km with 20 laps of 2.1km to be covered in Hué on a course that highlights the beauties of the ancient city.

Result
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nguyen Tan Hoai (Vie) D. Domesco Dong Thap 4:07:17
2Nguyen Van Binh (Vie) HMM
3Quang Van Cuong (Vie)
4Nguyen Truong Tai (Vie) Ho Chi Minh City-MM Mega Market
5Javier Sarda Perez (Spa) Ho Chi Minh City-MM Mega Market
6Phan Hoang Thai (Vie) D. Domesco Dong Thap
7Nguyen Huynh Dan Khoa (Vie)
8Le Ngoc Son (Vie)
9Ha Kieu Tan Dai (Vie)
10Nguyen Quoc Bao (Vie) D. Domesco Dong Thap

General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nguyen Tan Hoai (Vie) D. Domesco Dong Thap 10:39:59
2Vo Thanh An (Vie) Vinh Long 0:00:09
3Nguyen Van Binh (Vie) HMM 0:00:14
4Nguyen Truong Tai (Vie) Ho Chi Minh City-MM Mega Market 0:00:20
5Pham Quoc Cuong (Vie) D. Domesco Dong Thap
6Javier Sarda Perez (Spa) Ho Chi Minh City-MM Mega Market 0:00:22
7Quang Van Cuong (Vie)
8Tran Thanh Nhanh (Vie) HMM
9Ha Kieu Tan Dai (Vie) 0:00:23
10Ho Hoang Son (Vie) Vinh Long

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