The National Championship for the terrain and long-distance cycling in 2023 taken place in Hoa Binh city was a great success, attracting the attention and encouragement of many people in the area as well as the audience all over the country. The riders left many impressions, especially in the province's terrain cycling content.

The athletes on the race track across Hoa Binh bridge 2 (Hoa Binh city).

Hoa Binh has affirmed the top position in the terrain cycling for men 

From October 19th to October 29th, The National Championship for the terrain and long-distance cycling in 2023 took place on the roads and mountain bike racetrack of Hoa Binh city, with the competition of over 300 athletes nationwide. Hoa Binh team has 5 male athletes, including the famous athletes who have competed in the national terrain cycling team for many consecutive years.

The mark of this year's tournament is the "dominance” of Hoa Binh team’s riders with names that have been famous in the racing world such as Dinh Van Linh, Bui Van Nhat and the younger generation who are on the verge of becoming famous. Such as Bui. Van Hieu. According to the Vietnam Bicycle Federation, in the past 10 years, Hoa Binh team has always been in the highest position in national terrain cycling competitions.

The interesting point is that for the first time in the history of Vietnamese terrain cycling, there was an absolute dispute between the two riders who finished second in the men's individual cross-country scoring event. The racer Bui Van Nhat (Hoa Binh) and Nguyen Van Lam (Thanh Hoa) reached the finish line, but the Arbitration Board could not determine the rankings and decided to use the most modern equipment to determine their achievements. After that, it was decided to award 2 bronze medals to both riders.

In addition, at the Hoa Binh city’s terrain cycling racetrack, the cross-country cycling event with individual points was included for the first time in the system of Vietnamese terrain cycling competition to match the international terrain cycling content.
Summarizing the terrain cycling content, Hoa Binh team won 5 gold medals, 2 silver medals, 2 bronze medals out of a total of 14 sets of medals. In this content, the names of female riders are famous: Dinh Thi Nhu Quynh (Binh Duong), Pham Le Xuan Loc (Army), Bui Thi Hue (Binh Duong), Quang Thi Soan (Army)... For male riders: Dinh Van Linh (Hoa Binh), Nguyen Van Lam (Thanh Hoa), Nguyen Huu Thanh (Armed Force)…

The organizing committee also awarded 6 gold, silver, and bronze trophies to the outstanding athletes at the short-distance terrain cycling content - Federation Cup round 4; awarded 2 trophies to the young athletes under 18 years old, of which 2 athletes from Hoa Binh were awarded gold cups to the champion athlete and young male under 18 years old.

Being attractive with the long-distance racing content

After the terrain cycling event, from the morning of October 24, the athletes started the long-distance cycling competition. The 37th National long-distance cycling Championship in 2023 has the participation of male and female cyclists from the provinces and the cities nationwide: Hanoi, Thanh Hoa, Lao Cai, Son La, Vinh Phuc , An Giang, Dong Thap, Binh Duong, Military, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Vinh Long. Hoa Binh team has no athletes participating in the long-distance cycling competition.

The athletes participating in the events for women: 30-km points, 30-km timed, 50-km team timed, 500-meter speed, 3-km individual timed, 500-meter speed duo, 3- km team timed, 100-km companion start.

For the male athletes competing in the events of 30-km timed, 40-km individual timed, 80-km team timed, 500-meter speed, 4-km individual timed, 500-meter speed duo, 3-km team timed, 160-km companion start.

Hoa Binh terrain cycling team has always ranked the first in the national rankings for the past 10 years.

The athletes competed with determination, exertion and demonstrated high team coordination and expertise. The excellent names are mentioned: Trinh Duc Tam, Nguyen Thi That, Lam Thi Kim Ngan, Tran Thi Thuy Trang (An Giang); Quang Van Cuong (Hanoi); Nguyen Tuan Vu, Le Nguyet Minh, Nguyen Duong Ho Vu (HCMC), Tran Tuan Kiet (Dong Thap)…
According to the assessment of the Organizing Committee, the tournament was a great success in Hoa Binh province. The award takes place with fairness, objectivity, and responsibility. The Organizing Committee has highly appreciated the people's interest and enthusiastic encouragement; the close coordination between the relevant departments, agencies, units and organizations, and the security forces of the communes and the wards where the racing team passed through, they hace best ensured the security, order and traffic safety, and safety at the accommodation location...

Mr. Dao Tien Cuong, the Deputy Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Head of the Organizing Committee said: The tournament was a great success thanks to the attention of the provincial leaders, the Vietnam Bicycle - Motor Sports Federation, and the efforts the strength of the athletes and the coordination of the relevant units.

Through the award, the aim is to develop the physical training and sports movement, improve the cultural and spiritual life of the People; continue to promote the Campaign "All people do exercices following the great example of Uncle Ho”; and it is an opportunity to promote and introduce Hoa Binh culture, people, and tourism to friends nationwide.

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