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2018 Hong Kong Cyclothon Welcomes Globally Renowned Hammer Series to Its Shores

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Top cyclists and cycling enthusiasts from around the world converge
on Hong Kong in October

The Sun
Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon
, in partnership with the
Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), will host for the first time ever the
Asian leg of the revolutionary international cycling professional Hammer
Series
, on October 14, 2018.

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Top cyclists and cycling enthusiasts from around the world converge on Hong Kong in October for the  ...

Top cyclists and cycling enthusiasts from around the world converge on Hong Kong in October for the 2018 Hammer Series and Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Hammer Series will have its finale at Hammer Hong Kong, a Union
Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race, with 11 UCI
WorldTour teams converging on Hong Kong's shores, putting the
international spotlight squarely on Asia's World City.

In addition to the professional Hammer Series, amateur cyclists from
around the world can test their speed and endurance on Oct. 14, by
participating in the fourth edition of the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong
Kong Cyclothon 30km (18.64 miles) or 50km (31.06 miles) rides. Riders
can cycle through the city's diverse neighborhoods, from Tsim Sha Tsui
to Tsing Yi, Ma Wan and back to Tsim Sha Tsui. The 50km riders will also
streak through three tunnels and enjoy the fantastic view from three
spectacular Hong Kong landmarks: Tsing Ma Bridge, Ting Kau Bridge and
Stonecutters Bridge.

The 30km and 50km rides are open to all cyclists, and online
registration officially opens July 21, 2018 at register.hongkongcyclothon.com

The Hammer Series, which kicked off in Stavanger, Norway in May, and
continued in Limburg, Netherlands in June, is different from other
professional races, as only one team can win, not the individual rider.
Hammer Hong Kong is designed to allow fans to see some of the world's
best cycling teams race up close and personal in two events:

The Hammer Sprint: This is a fast and furious race over a 4.3km
circuit in Tsim Sha Tsui, along the picturesque Victoria Harbour. The
teams, consisting of five cyclists each, will compete head to head over
10 intense laps (43km in total).

The Hammer Chase: The teams will set off in two separate groups,
according to the points won in the sprint race. The "runner-up" and
"finalist" groups will battle separately over five laps (21.5km in
total) along the same course. The team in the "finalist" group whose
fourth rider crosses the finish line first wins Hammer Hong Kong.

The team that accumulates the most points in total from Stavanger,
Limburg and Hong Kong will be crowned Hammer Series 2018 champion.

"We're excited to bring the series finale of Hammer to Hong Kong," said
Graham Bartlett, chief executive of Velon, the organizer of the Hammer
Series. "The teams will be racing all out to win the Series, and Hammer
Hong Kong will be a fantastic place to crown the winning team."

About Hong Kong: Hong Kong's storied history, award-winning food
and libations, vibrant arts and culture scene, and stunning great
outdoors have made it widely-known as one of the most exhilarating
destinations in the world. Its mesmerizing contrasts of east and west,
modern and ancient, and urban and natural, offer visitors endless
choices when planning a trip to Asia's World City. Visit www.discoverhongkong.com
for more information; follow Hong Kong Tourism Board on Twitter at
@discoverhk for the latest Hong Kong news and trends.

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