Hong Kong’s burgeoning cycling scene received a
welcome boost on Wednesday with the announcement that Six Day, the
international cycling series, will make its Hong Kong debut from 8
to 10 March 2019.
The PRURide Six Day Hong Kong will take place at
Hong Kong Velodrome Park and will be the fifth race in the
seven-stop 2018/19 series which started in London last October and
ends in Brisbane in April 2019.
The racing will
include the Madison, time trials, team eliminations, scratch races
and points race formats.
Madison Sports Group have reinvented six-day
cycling, a traditional form of track cycling which dates back to 1878, with cutting-edge, world class presentation and entertainment.
With lights down and music turned up, the house DJ keeps the party
atmosphere going throughout the racing in a way not previously
seen at Hong Kong’s velodrome.
Riders from The Cycling Association of Hong Kong
will participate alongside international Olympic gold medallists
and household names; and with UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) ranking points, counting towards
Olympic qualification, up for grabs, spectators can look forward
to witnessing the world's best compete in Hong Kong in a party
Lead by Olympic and world championship medallist
Sarah Lee Wai Sze and Asian Games Champions Leung Chun-wing and
Cheung King-lok, Hong Kong’s track cyclists have enjoyed notable
success on the international stage in recent years. They will
relish the opportunity to test themselves against the world’s
James Durbin, Chief Executive Officer of Madison
Sport Group, said “We are delighted to announce that the Six Day
Series will be making its Asian debut in Hong Kong this March.
Through a combination of its on-track action and off-track
entertainment, Six Day presents track-cycling in a way that has
never been seen before, appealing to sports fans, cycling
enthusiasts and event-goers alike. The series has become
synonymous with sport, entertainment and the stars of the future.
With its reputation as one of the world’s most vibrant and
energetic cities, Hong Kong is brilliantly suited to staging a Six
Day event. We’re looking forward to it.”
In addition to the action taking place inside
the velodrome, PRURide Six Day Hong Kong will also feature a free
Family Fun Ride on Saturday and Sunday (9 -10 March), offering fun
and games for seasoned cyclists and budding stars of all ages.
Derek Yung, Chief Executive Officer of
Prudential Hong Kong Limited, said, “We are excited with the
sponsorship opportunity as it aligns with Prudential’s commitment
to inspiring and encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle in
Hong Kong. PRURide Six Day Hong Kong is a new and exciting
international event that will bring sports enthusiasts and
families together through a spectacular showcase of sporting
excellence by the best track cyclists in the world.”
PRURide Six Day Hong Kong is a UCI Classified –
Class 1 event and is sanctioned by the Cycling Association of Hong
Kong. Tickets are priced from HKD 240 to HKD 380.