Japanese cyclist wins int’l women’s cycling tournament

Update: 20:08 | 19/03/2019
 Kashiki Shoko from Japan claimed the yellow jersey of the Binh Duong International Women’s Cycling Tournament – Biwase Cup 2019 over the weekend.  
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The Japanese cyclist took the event’s most wanted award with a time of 22:26.51.

Kaneko Hiromi, also from Japan, and Tran Thi Kim Anh of Vietnam’s Dong Thap province were the runners-up.

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Kashiki Shoko of Japan claims the overall Yellow Jersey. (Photo: nhandan.org.vn)

Japan topped the team rankings with an overall time of 67:30.25 after nine stages. Second and third place went to the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Samyang and Biwase Binh Duong.

Jutatip Maneephan won the green jersey for best sprinter with 131 points. The red jersey for Queen of the Mountains belonged to Tsubasa Makise of Biwase Binh Duong with 76 points.

Nguyen Thi Kim Cuong of Can Tho city took the white jersey for the best young cyclist.

In the final stage from Ba Ria-Vung Tau to Binh Duong, Thai cyclist Maneephan covered 110km in 2:45.31 to come first, followed by Jupha Somnet of Malaysia and Lee Joon-hee of the RoK.

The annual tournament drew the participation of 80 female cyclists from nine domestic and seven foreign teams, including two teams from Japan, and one each from the RoK, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia.

Covering over 800 km, the cyclists competed on nine stages and conquered mountain passes such as Bao Loc and Prenn in Lam Dong province, Cu Hin in the central province of Nha Trang, and Vinh Hy in the central province of Ninh Thuan.

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(Source: VNA)