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Over 110 cyclists joins in mountain bike race exploring Lung Po

More than 110 cyclists from nine cities and provinces nationwide participated in a mountain bike race exploring Lung Po, where the Red River flows into Vietnam, on August 25, running across 38 kilometers of slopes along the Red River upstream in Bat Xat district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

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It was part of the “Bat Xat Autumn Festival”.

The sporting event aimed to mark the 78th anniversary of the National Day (September 2) and the 60th anniversary of Uncle Ho’s visit to Lao Cai (September 23, 1958-2018). It was part of the “Bat Xat Autumn Festival” which sought to promote the tourism potential and cultural identities of the 14 ethnic minority groups in the mountainous and border district of Bat Xat.

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More than 110 cyclists from nine cities and provinces nationwide participated in the event.

In addition to biking, the athletes and tourists had a chance to experience the ecological tourism and cultural features of the ethnic communities in Bat Xat, as well as exploring the beauty of Lung Po, a borderland in Lao Cai province.

At the closing ceremony, the organizers held a flag flying ritual at the Lung Po Flag Pole, while presenting six sets of individual prizes and six sets of team prizes to the participants in the race.

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The awarding ceremony.

22-year-old Dinh Van Linh, from the Bat Xat cycling club, was the first to complete the race in a time of 1:30:55. The best female performer was 19-year-old Khong Thi Huong from Vinh Phuc province’s Vinh Yen city cycling club, with a time of 1:43:33.

Source: NDO

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