Nguyễn Thị Thật (left) is Việt Nam’s golden hopeful in biking on the SEA Video games. Thật will defend her highway race title this Could in Hòa Bình Province. — Photograph nongnghiep.vn
HÀ NỘI — Former Asian champion Nguyễn Thị Thật is hotly tipped to defend her highway race title on the thirty first Southeast Asian Video games this Could.
However to this point her coaching schedule, hampered by the COVID pandemic, has been no simple experience.
Now she’s again within the saddle and raring to go, alongside along with her biking teammates who will likely be aiming for 5 golds on the Video games.
“I’m assured heading to the thirty first SEA Video games,” she mentioned. “I’m decided to defend my title within the girls’s highway race.”
Nguyễn Ngọc Vũ, normal secretary of the Việt Nam Biking and Motor Sports activities Federation mentioned their goal is three to 5 golds which will not be simple regardless of the actual fact they’re racing on residence soil.
“They’ll shoulder loads of strain to finish this goal,” mentioned Vũ.
“Primarily based on technical phrases, we count on the male riders in highway race to make a bang however it will likely be troublesome as a result of the groups from Thailand and Indonesia are very robust.”
“However our girls’s squad is sweet. Our greatest athletes, Thật within the highway race and Đinh Thị Như Quỳnh in mountain biking, gained three years in the past and are at present in good kind.
“We consider they may win once more when competing on residence floor.”
The highway race riders could have a take a look at on the Bình Dương Biwase Cup on March 4-13. Eight different group members will participate within the Asian championship in Tajikistan on April 23-28.
In the meantime the lads will sharpen their expertise on the annual HCM Metropolis Biking Cup on April 5-30.
The mountain biking cyclists could have a match on March 26 in Đà Lạt.
On the 2019 Video games within the Philippines, Thật left Jermyn Prado of the host nation and Ayustina Delia Priatna from Indonesia behind to win the title.
Việt Nam’s cyclists additionally gained one gold and one silver within the girls’s cross-country for Đinh Thị Như Quỳnh and Cà Thị Thơm.
Biking will likely be held in Hòa Bình Province with 12 occasions in highway races from Could 19-22 and mountain biking from Could 14-17.
Vũm added: “My athletes could have a 10-day interval to follow on the competitors venue. It’s sufficient for them to get conversant in climate and racing route.
“Will probably be helpful for them after they compete within the SEA Video games.”
Đinh Thị Như Quỳnh is anticipated to take care of at high place within the girls’s cross-country occasion within the SEA Video games. — Photograph baodongnai.com.vn
First occasions of yr
The Bình Dương Biwase Cup has 10 levels in whole masking 1,101km. Cyclists will tour from Bình Dương Province to seven localities earlier than returning to the host province.
9 native golf equipment will pedal towards three overseas crews from the Malaysian and Thai nationwide groups and the Fisherman’s Mates membership of Thailand.
Talking on the press briefing, head of the organising committee Ngô Văn Lui mentioned: “The Cup is the beginning occasion of the nationwide biking, promising a yr of many actions.
“Regardless of issues attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to create an occasion for ladies cyclists and assist nationwide group members enhance their approach and outcomes forward of the SEA Video games.”
In the meantime Ngô Quang Vinh, vice chairman of the Việt Nam Biking and Motor Sports activities Federation, mentioned as this it was the primary occasion of the yr for the skilled athletes and thought of a pre-SEA Video games competitors, riders would strive exhausting to win titles.
The winner of the Biwase Cup will put on the yellow jersey and take VNĐ35 million (US$1,530). The very best sprinter will pocket VNĐ25 million ($1,100) whereas the profitable group will earn VNĐ30 million ($1,300).
Organisers will even ship different prizes for Queen of Mountain, finest younger rider and Miss Biwase Cup.
On the lads’s facet, the thirty fourth HCM Metropolis Tv Cup could have 23 levels from the North to the South all through many cities and provinces. The occasion race will begin in Quảng Ninh Province on April 5 and finish on April 30, Day of the Reunification, in HCM Metropolis.
Data of the match and prizes will likely be up to date at a press convention within the subsequent few weeks. — VNS