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Cycling: Six Day to Make Asian Debut in Hong Kong 8-10 March 2019

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.

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. Click to enlarge.

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 atmosphere.

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 elite.

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.

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