The 24th Return to the Countryside cycling race will be held from May 19-27.
The organisers announced that 90 cyclists from 13 local teams and two foreign crews from Japan and the Philippines would take part in the event. The annual tournament has lured young talents such as Nguyen Quoc Bao (Domesco Dong Thap), white jersey winner of the prestigious HCM City Television Cycling Tournament andIsmael Grospe (Philippines), white jersey holder of Return toDien Bien event early this month, and others. Participants will tour 10 stages on a total of772km through 10 provinces and cities, includingKien Giang, Can Tho, Dong Thap and An Giang. The first stage on May 19 is fromLong Xuyen city of An Giang Province toRach Gia city of Kien Giang Provinceon70km. A total prize money of nearly 500 million VND (21,500 USD) is up for grabs.