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Vietnamese Cyclist Nguyen Thi That Wins 118km Race in France

Grand Pix de Fourmis is an annual race held in Fourmis, France.

On September 8, Vietnamese cyclist Nguyen Thi That won the women elite’s category for the Grand Pix de Fourmis for her team Lotto-Soudal Ladies, VietnamNet reports. This year’s Grand Pix de Fourmis also marks the first time the race has a women’s category.

That arrived first by finishing the 118 km route in three hours, eight minutes and 18 seconds. She was followed by Belgium’s Kaat Hannes from Jos Feron Lady Force and France’s Pascale Jeuland-Tranchant from Doltcini-Van Eyck Sport.

Last year, Nguyen Thi That was hired by Lotto-Soudal Ladies and became the very first Vietnamese cyclist to ride for a professional European team. Back in August this year, That finished second in the ninth edition of Erondegemse Pijl, a Belgian one-day road bicycle race.

The win is crucial for That in improving her world rankings. According to Sai Gon Giai Phong, That said she needs to get to the world's top 50 if she wants to participate in the Olympics.

[Photo via Sai Gon Giai Phong]

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