First UCI Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race Flares Cycling Fever in Hong Kong Cyclothon

The cycling fever scorched Hong Kong on Sunday, 8 October as Hong Kong Cyclothon 2017 was staged for the third year.

The race intensity soared to a climax in the first ever UCI Class 1.1 road race in Hong Kong, where 17 professional teams from 12 countries and regions including UCI World TeamsORICA-SCOTT and UAE Team Emirates vied for victory. Champion of Hong Kong Cyclothon 2016 International Criterium Matej Mohoric of UCI World Team UAE Team Emirates raced against keen competition among other world-class riders and triumphed in the UCI Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race. He also won gold in sprint along the winding course upon the cityscape in front of Victoria Harbour.

Prior to the exciting professional race, thousands of international and local cycling enthusiasts flocked to Tsim Sha Tsui in anticipation of the 50km Ride before twilight. They were exhilarated by the exclusive opportunity to speed across the iconic Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge and Stonecutters Bridge on bicycle.

UCI Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race Result:

Winners of Individual Time AND Points

Rank Name Team
Champion Matej Mohoric UAE Team Emirates
1st Runner-up Robbie Hucker IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness
2nd Runner-up Yukiya Arashiro Japan National Team

5,000 Cyclists Will Pedal in Hong Kong Cyclothon on 8 October

Hong Kong Cyclothon is running for the third year this Sunday, 8 October to celebrate cycling with approximately 5,000 cyclists from all corners of the world.

Eighteen professional cycling teams will compete in the first ever UCI Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race in Hong Kong. Two UCI World Teams, ORICA-SCOTT and UAE Team Emirates, will join and heat up the intense competition with other award-winning cyclists. Winner of 2016 Hong Kong Cyclothon International Criterium Matej Mohoric will pedal to defend his championship against world-class contenders, including Olympic Games cyclist Michael Hepburn, Australian National Road Race Champion Luke Durbridge and two-time winner of Japanese National Road Championships Yukiya Arashiro. Another highlight of Hong Kong Cyclothon, the 50km Ride, will offer over 2,500 cyclists worldwide the exclusive opportunity to explore iconic landmarks of Asia’s World City on bicycles.