This is a true test of technical skill, tactics and teamwork. Four cyclists, to race 4km for both Men and Women, line up and their success relies on how well they work together.
Commencing with a mass start of competitors, the scratch race is one of the most exciting events in track cycling. Cyclists race on the track for 15km (10km for Women) with the placings determined during the final sprint, taking into account any laps gained.
Following three race days, Stage 4 of the 2018/19 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup drew to a close in London on Sunday (December 16). Hong Kong Team dispatched three men and four women cyclists to compete, with sprinter Jessica Lee Hoi Yan defeating former world champion, Simona Krupeckaite of Lithuania, to rank 11th at Women’s Keirin, while men’s duo Cheung King Lok and Leung Chun Wing finished 13th in Men’s Madison.
International cycling event 2018/19 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup will be held at the Hong Kong Velodrome from 25 to 27 January next year. The world’s top riders will gather in Hong Kong, competing for medals and Olympic points. Tickets will be available from tomorrow (15 December) on Saturdays and Sundays at Hong Kong Velodrome and also during event from 25 to 27 January 2019. Cycling fans can also purchase their tickets at any of the URBTIX outlets throughout Hong Kong, with price ranging from HKD50 to HKD200, and concession tickets available from HKD30 to HKD100. For event details, please logon to official website ucitrackworldcup.hk.
Stage 3 of the 2018/19 TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup has been concluded in Berlin, after three race days in Germany from 30 November to 2 December, 2018. Hong Kong Team dispatched two men and four women cyclists to compete in seven events, seeking to earn points towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, with men’s duo Cheung King Lok and Leung Chun Wing finished 14th in Men’s Madison.