CCN cycling team, a team to watch
QĐND - Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 22:34 (GMT+7)
PANO – Taking part in for the first time the cycling Tournament, “To Truong Son 2012” - People Army’s Newspaper Cup”, four members of the CCN drew attention of cycling lovers as an interesting variable in the tournament.
Four members of the CCN are from four different countries and territory, namely Fraser Young from Canada, Danny Feng from the US, Peter Hope from Austria and Yin Chih Wang from Taiwan.
|The CCN cycling team
Talking about these four young cyclists, General-Secretary of the Vietnam Motor-Bicycle Sports Federation Doan Kim Phach said, “They are talented. I believe that they will do their best to demonstrate their talents during the tournament.”
In the first leg of the tournament, four members of the CCN impressed Vietnamese cycling lovers with their friendly and pleasant personalities. Cyclist Danny Feng said, “Our target is to try our best to show our capacity and make contributions to success of the tournament. Vietnamese cyclists don’t know much about our team’s capacity and we don’t know theirs, too. Therefore, we just compete.”
In the second leg from Hanoi to Thanh Hoa province, foreign cyclists raced in a scorching day. Around ten cyclists, including a member of the CCN, had their tires flat, however, they did not give up and complete their race.
Cyclist Yin Chih Wang said, “I was surprised at support and encouragements of the Vietnamese people. It is support and encouragements that gave us more energy to complete the race.”
At the awards ceremony in Thanh Hoa, athlete Peter Hope was touched when seeing the organizing panel presented gifts and houses of gratitude to beneficiaries on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of war invalids and martyrs. Hope affirmed that this is a meaningful activity to show a beautiful tradition, “When drinking water, remember who dug the well” of the Vietnamese people, and to pay gratitude to the previous generations.
"We will remember sentiment, hospitality and friendship of the Vietnamese people," he said.
“The race is still a long way to go, so everything could happen. We learnt from efforts at full stretch by Vietnamese rivals and we will show it in next legs. We consider the tournament an interesting competition, so we will be a team to watch,” Fraser Young affirmed.
Translated by Tran Hoai