World Wide Cycling
On the 4th of January 2004 the inaugural edition of the Hong Kong Cycle Classic will take place. The race will cover 96 KM on a 2,4 KM circuit. The racecourse is located in the Wanchai and Admiralty district, between the impressive skyscrapers of the dynamic metropole.
cyclist will race near some of Hong Kong's prime tourist sites. Beginning from
the Golden Bauhinia Square they will pass by Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition
Center, Expo Promenade and Reunification Monument.
The start of the Hong Kong Cycle Classic at January 4 with the Hong Kong skyline as background. In the first row several Olympic and World Champions, one of them, David Millar, World Champion Time Trial. (Photo: Francis Cerny, Nikon Camera).
(Photo Cor Vos)
Participants of the Cycling Classic in Asia's World City include the World Champion Time Trial David Millar, who was born and raised in Hong Kong(!) It is a special day for him, because he celebrates his birthday at January 4!
Other top-cyclists in the Hong Kong
Cycle Classic are track stars
Bruno Risi (6 times world champion), Scott McGrory (Olympic Champion Madison)
and Franz Stocher (World Champion points race). Some other top riders to be
presented later. The biggest part of the field will be formed by teams that
participate in the Tour of South China Sea (UCI 2.5) that finishes a few days
before on Macao. The Tour of South China Sea starts from Hong Kong and passes
through South China before finishing in Macao.
Teams in both races include Hong Kong's Marco Polo Cycling Team, Webcor USA; Dukla Praha Czech Republic; Giant Asia Racing Team Taiwan; Mroz Poland and several national teams from Asia as well as some amateur teams from Europe, USA and Australia. The total field will be over 100 riders, the race is an individual race, no team event.
Amongst the favourites is of
course also Kam Po Wong, Hong Kong's superstar, member of the Marco Polo Cycling
Some of the top-professionals that take part in the Hong Kong Cycle Classic 2004:
Other participating teams:
ASC Dukla Praha,
Giant Asia Racing Team, Marco Polo Cycling Team, MROZ and Wbcor Cycling Team
3 national team
i.e. China 1, China 2, Kaz National Team
Ask Dukla Trencin,
Bicisport Australia, Jajo Sport, KED-Rad Berlin, Moscow City Sports, Polygon
Sweet Nice, UPMC cycling team (USA), PLA China, Hong Kong team, Hong Kong Sports
Institute, Macau-Beijing Selection and City of Perth
The race course:
The organiser of the race is the Hong Kong Cycling Association in cooperation with World Wide Cycling.
More info Hong Kong Cycling Association: tel +852 2504 8171 and web site: www.cycling.org.hk
Or contact World Wide Cycling: firstname.lastname@example.org