Jason Yau | Jul 02, 21

UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup

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The 2021 Tissot UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup Hong Kong, China was the first international sports event held in Hong Kong this year during the pandemic. The event was held on the 13th- 16th of May 2021 at the Hong Kong Velodrome in Tseung Kwan O.

Hong Kong has produced some of the most successful and eye-catching cyclists in the world including the likes of Sarah Lee, Jessica Lee, Lee Hoi-Yan and Law Tsz-Chun. Despite COVID-19, Hong Kong has successfully hosted the Nations Cup and the ‘live bubble’ that they created is a very good model for Tokyo Olympics.

Hong Kong’s Sarah Lee has won gold in the final of the women’s sprint event, beating Japan’s Yuka Kobayashi in preparation for the delayed Olympic Games in Tokyo in July.

What is UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup?

UCI stands for Union Cycliste Internationale. Founded in 1900, UCI is the worldwide governing body for cycling. The UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup is a multi-race tournament held over a track cycling season from March to September.

What are the rules of track cycling?

Each team must have one rider racing at all times, while the other rests. Changeovers can only happen through touch or a push.

World Ranking

  1. Norway
  2. United States
  3. Germany
  4. France
  5. Sweden
  6. Italy
  7. Switzerland
  8. Austria
  9. Canada
  10. Netherlands

 

How many events are there in a tournament?

There are a total of 10 events made up of the sprint and endurance event categories including time trial, keirin, individual pursuit, team pursuit, points race, scratch race, sprint, team sprint, omnium and Madison. Each event could take from 2 minutes to an hour depending on the types of race that the athlete is in.

What countries host the nations cup?

Over 20 countries have hosted the nations cup including Hong Kong, France, Germany, Belgium, United States, England, Spain, Australia and many more!

 

Official Partners of the 2021 Tissot Track Cycling Nations Cup

Title Partner: Tissot

Main Partner: Parkview

Official Partners: Sun Hung Kai Properties, Ryoden Development

Supported by: Major Sports Events Committee

Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Major Sports Events, Asia’s World City

Official Suppliers: Germagic, Zyphr, 5100 Tibet

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