Hong Kong to host 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

 Hong Kong to host 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships 



The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that Hong Kong will host the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

The flag handover ceremony between Great Britain and Hong Kong take place immediately following the final race of 06/03/2016, where the UCI flag pass from the current to the new hosts.

The 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships will take place between 12 and 16 April at the Hong Kong Velodrome, and will be just the second time in track cycling’s history that Asia has hosted the event following Maebashi, Japan in 1990. Hong Kong successfully hosted a round of the 2015/2016 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in January of this year.

The Hong Kong Velodrome has a 250-metre cycling track and spectator facilities for 3,000 people. It opened in December 2013 and occupies 6.6 hectares. Its wavy rooftop design is inspired by cycling helmets.

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