Russian cyclist Igor Frolov of Ho Chi Minh City Club Vinama showed a superior level compared to the rest of the racers at the 2022 Ho Chi Minh City-Ton Dong A Television Bicycle Cup.
At stage 20 from Nha Trang to Da Lat took place today with a route of 136 km, with 2 peaks Khanh Le pass (29 km long) and Giang Ly pass witness the power of Russian cyclists Igor Frolov when attacking alone to win on both passes to successfully defend the red dotted shirt title, then alone to the finish line, maintaining the prestigious yellow shirt title for the racer with the least time to compete.
Igor Frolov reached the finish line alone, defending the yellow shirt and the red dot shirt
The development was quite unexpected in this race when the riders Kenda Dong Nai and GSB Dong Nai actively pulled the crowd into the pass and maintained strong footwork. The main 4 legs to climb the pass are Nguyen Hoang Sang, Tran Le Minh Tuan, Baasankhuu, Nguyen Pham Quoc Khang maintained impressive speeds on the pass, causing athletes of the teams to “fall off”. The above strategy helps GSB Dong Nai succeed when it dominates the team content compared to the remaining teams.
Igor Frolov finished first in Khanh Le Pass
While the blue shirt Nguyen Tan Hoai (Loc Troi Group), white shirt Nguyen Van Binh (Ho Chi Minh City New Group) and some strong riders like Phan Hoang Thai (Domesco Dong Thap Pharmaceutical), Quang Van Cuong (Loc Troi Group) … were left behind. Yellow shirt Igor Frolov actively followed the GSB Dong Nai racers.
GSB Dong Nai riders had an impressive race from Nha Trang to Da Lat
About 5 km from the top of Khanh Le pass, Igor Frolov actively attacked to separate from the top and alone won at the top of Khanh Le pass. Russian cyclist shows the level of cyclists who have competed in professional cycling tournaments on world when he continued to go alone to the top of Giang Ly pass and then successfully finished, leaving the second runner-up Konstantin (HCMC New Group) more than 4 minutes 30 seconds.
GSB Dong Nai riders refuel when conquering the 29 km long Khanh Le pass
With this achievement, Igor Frolov successfully defended the yellow shirt title after 20 stages. With a distance of more than 7 minutes compared to the riders behind, the final yellow shirt title is considered to be in the hands of the Russian cyclist. Igor Frolov also kept a safe point distance from the racers competing for the title of red dot-climbing king. Just completing the remaining 3 races according to the rules, Igor Frolov will win the final red dotted shirt title.
Igor Frolov and coach Do Thanh Dat are full of opportunities to win the final treble including yellow shirt, red dot shirt and team championship
The level of Igor Frolov also helped the HCM City team successfully defend the first place in the team after 20 stages. Team GSB Dong Nai was also well rewarded for their efforts in stage 20 with the second place in the team. Nguyen Tan Hoai (Loc Troi Group) successfully defended the title of blue shirt. Meanwhile, the racing driver born in 2005 Pham Le Xuan Loc (Military zone 7) excellently won the white shirt title for the excellent young racer from Nguyen Van Binh.
Tomorrow (April 28), stage 21 will take place around Xuan Huong Lake (Da Lat) with a route of 51 km.