Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon was held today (8 October) with the participation of close to 4,900 local and international cyclists. The HKTB appreciates the generous support locals, visitors, government departments, sponsors, and participating organisations put into the event. It would not have been such a success without the enthusiastic participation of cyclists from around the world and the commitment from about 1,000 volunteers.
This year’s Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon featured nine categories, one of which was the highlighted Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Challenge, a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Asia Tour Class 1.1 Road Race, held for the first time in Hong Kong. About 100 top cyclists on 17 professional teams from 12 countries and regions competed in the race. After an exciting 20-lap, 103km competition, Matej Mohoric from UAE Team Emirates won the race. Taiwanese cyclist Mr Feng Chun-kai was the winner of the Men’s Open, and Hong Kong cyclist Ms Lenny Leung came in first in the Women’s Open. In the Team Time Trial, Success EZR Team A finished first and took home the “HKSAR 20th Anniversary Trophy”.
In addition to the intense battles on the race courses, the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon is also a charitable event. Part of the enrolment fee for the various activities (Individual: HK$100, Team Time Trial: HK$600, and 50km Team Challenge Ride: HK$5,000) and all the enrolment fees from the CEO Charity & Celebrity Ride will be donated to charity. To make the event more meaningful, the title and charity sponsor, Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), has kindly contributed an additional donation to benefit The Boys’& Girls’Clubs Association of Hong Kong and The Community Chest of Hong Kong.
For more details on the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon, please refer to the factsheet or visit the HKTB website at www.DiscoverHongKong.com/cyclothon
“The Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon” is an accredited event celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). To share the joy of the 20th Anniversary, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a wide variety of activities and events under the theme “Together • Progress • Opportunity”. For more details on the 20th Anniversary events and activities, please visit: www.hksar20.gov.hk/eng