Outgoing US Ambassador Ted Osius joins Coupe De Hue 2018

VOV.VN - Outgoing US Ambassador Ted Osius put his cycling shoes on to take part in the Coupe De Hue 2018 cycling event in Hue City on August 26.

The 2018 Coupe De Hue 2018 is the first ever edition of the event, attracting 500 male and female cyclists from 29 domestic and foreign teams.
Outgoing US Ambassador Ted Osius, Chairman of Thua Thien-Hue provincial People’s Committee, Phan Ngoc Tho, and vice chair Nguyen Dung join the event.
The riders pose for a group photograph before departing.
They begin their journey under heavy rain, all of them are determined to complete the 138km route.
Coupe De Hue 2018 is an international sporting event with the aim of increasing people’s involvement in sports, especially cycling.
Passing fellow cyclists in a rural area
Outgoing US Ambassador Ted Osius is eager to take part in the cycling event.
Foreign riders enjoy the unique experience of crossing the Huong (Perfume) River by dragon boat.
 

 
 
After travelling over Thanh Toan Bridge, the cyclists take a 15 minute rest before tackling the 40km to Thuan An Beach.
A female cyclist puts in a great effort to complete the 138km route.
Locals stand on the roadside to encourage the riders.
Cyclists are given bottled water and snacks at Thuan An Beach.
 
The riders raise their speed to complete the final 10km of the route.
 
 
Outgoing US Ambassador Ted Osius is delighted and relieved when he crosses the finish line.

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