(Cinet)- Ben Tre Television Cup, the country’s first cycling competition in 2013 took place and concluded in Ben Tre city on January 8-9. Nearly 70 cyclists will battle it over four stages covering 384km through the Mekong Delta cities and some provinces of Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, and Can Tho. Domesco Pharmacy Dong Thap finished in second place, followed by the An Giang Plant Protection team. In the individual event, the Ho Chi Minh City Eximbank’s Le Van Duan and Mai Nguyen Hung ranked first and second, respectively. HCM City Eximbank’s Le Van Duan won the 130km first stage from Ben Tre city to Can Tho city, in a time of 2 hours, 53 minutes and 49 seconds. Nguyen Thanh Tam from the An Giang Plant Protection came in third. The three-day race, co-organised by Ben Tre Television and the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to mark the 53th anniversary of Ben Tre Concerted Uprising (January 17, 1960 – January 17, 2013), attracted nearly 70 racers from 14 teams in the Mekong Delta region. HCM City Eximbank tops Ben Tre Television Cycling tournament.