Hammer Hong Kong in a nutshell
The Hammer Series 2018 champions will be decided in Hong Kong on Sunday October 14. It’s the third Hammer Series event of the year and follows on from Hammer Stavanger in Norway in May and a week later by Hammer Limburg in the Netherlands.
Even though the world’s top professional cyclists will take centre stage, thousands of amateur cyclists will be out on the roads on the morning of Sunday October 14 in the Sun Hung Kai Properties Cyclothon.
We’re proud to have Sun Hung Kai Properties as presenting partners of Hammer Hong Kong.
Who’s in the lead going into Hammer Hong Kong?
The Australian team, Mitchelton-SCOTT. They won Hammer Stavanger and came second in Limburg, which gives them 181 points.
Quick-Step Floors, from Belgium, are second with 153 points and BMC Racing Team are third on 109.
What will happen in Hong Kong?
There are two races on the Sunday afternoon, a Hammer Sprint at 2pm and a Hammer Chase at 3.30pm. Both take place over the same parcour and the start/finish line is on Salisbury Road at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.
Tell me about the course
The riders will first head west on Salisbury Road, past the Garden of Stars to the first turn just before the Hong Kong Space Museum. Then it’s a dash east back along the Kowloon Waterfront on Salisbury Road, making a small loop on Mody Road past the fan expo village on Urban Council Centenary Garden and the teams’ neutral service area on Mody Road Garden. From there the race returns to Salisbury Road and the Hung Hom Bypass to another turning point where they double back on themselves.
One lap of is 4.3km and the riders will do 10 laps in the Hammer Sprint then five laps in the Hammer Chase.
Where can I see the races?
If you’re in Hong Kong and want to be there in person, there are vantage points along Mody Road near the Urban Council Centenary Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui East and along Salisbury Road near Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.
If you can’t be present, no problem - you’ll be able to watch live here on hammerseries.com, on Facebook and on Twitter.
Which teams will be in Hong Kong?