CYCLING

Sarah Lee makes it a hat-trick of wins in Japan

Hong Kong star cyclist makes up for some of her disappointment of missing out on a medal at the Rio Olympics by powering to victory in Niigata

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 October, 2016, 11:08pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 October, 2016, 11:45pm

Hong Kong star cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze has continued her good form weeks after her Rio Olympics disappointment by securing another victory in the keirin in Japan yesterday.

Having won both races in the first two days at Yahiko Velodrome, Niigata, the Hong Kong rider completed a hat-trick of victories when she defeated Katy Merchant of Britain in a four-lap, 1,625-metre race that was able to be bet on by the public.

Merchant was the first to attack in the seven-rider race with one lap to go but was caught on the final bend by Lee, who stormed to victory.

Watch: Sarah Lee wins keirin race in Japan

The race could be bet on by the Japanese public, who elected Lee and Merchant favourites in the quinella.

The quinella paid only 110 yen for a 100 yen bet.

Lee will travel to Hofu (Yamaguchi prefecture) for her second event on October 15-17 when she will meet another overseas rider, Monique Sullivan of Canada.