Track Cycling | South China Morning Post
  • Thu
  • Apr 2, 2015
  • Updated: 3:19pm

Track Cycling

Diao Xiaojuan wins women's scratch race at last leg of World Cup circuit

Diao Xiaojuan won her first World Cup gold. Photo:

Track rider Diao Xiaojuan won her first gold medal at a World Cup series when she won the women's scratch race in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Saturday, 18 January, 2014, 1:53pm

Velodrome 'gateway to Olympic gold'

Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Lee Wai-sze sizes up progress in the building of the new velodrome. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong can set its sights on an Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro with the opening of a new velodrome in Tseung Kwan O next year, head cycling coach Shen Jinkang predicted yesterday.

6 Nov 2012 - 2:46am

Reason to smile

Hong Kong's Lee Wai-sze basks in the afterglow with her bronze medal, won in the the women's keirin last Friday. Lee, 25, is hoping improvements in sports science and a 'Chris Hoy imitation' can transform her into a world champion. And she is already thinking about targets in the four years before the next Olympics in Rio.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm

Lee backed to bring home gold in 2016

Cyclist Sarah Lee Wai-sze can turn bronze into gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Hong Kong coach Shen Jinkang predicted yesterday.

Just two days after her bronze medal winning performance in the keirin, Lee, 25, could only manage 10th place in the sprint, failing to live up to heightened expectations.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Lee's win set to inspire cycling boom

Olympic bronze-medal winner Lee Wai-sze will inspire thousands to take up cycling, especially with the HK$600 million Tseung Kwan O velodrome opening next year, coach Shen Jinkang predicted yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

Sprinter Lee faces big test against world-class field

Let others make the predictions, I don't need the distraction. That is the approach of Hong Kong sprint cyclist Lee Wai-sze, who has been in lockdown mode since her arrival in London as she hones her final preparations.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm

Alarm bells ring for British cycling team

The last time thousands of Britons lined The Mall, it was to honour the queen, who was celebrating her diamond jubilee. This time there was no party, with the air filled with disappointment after Mark Cavendish failed to give the hosts the expected gold medal in the men's road race.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hung confident HK riders will shine in London

Hong Kong riders are expected to compete in five events at the London Olympics, one more than at the Beijing Games four years ago, despite a disappointing world championships in Australia last week.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Let's be realistic, says Lee's coach

Hong Kong coach Shen Jinkang has played down track cyclist Lee Wai-sze's chances of winning a medal at the Olympic Games in London this summer, despite her impressive performances at last week's test event in the British capital.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Cyclist on track to qualify for Games

Hong Kong cyclist Lee Wai-sze gave another world-class performance at the track World Cup in London last weekend, improving her chances of qualifying for this year's Summer Olympics. Lee, 24, came in second in the women's keirin final, in which the top-class field included world

No 1 Simona Krupeckaite of Lithuania, China's Guo Shuang and Britain's Victoria Pendleton.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Star cyclist Lee keeps up HK's charge

Hong Kong's Lee Wai-sze is set to win her third gold medal at the Asian championships as the city's athletes continued to dominate the medal standings in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Lee (pictured), who has already won the women's sprint and 500-metre time trial, reached yesterday's keirin final with the best result among the 12 competitors.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lee keeps her London dream alive for Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Lee Wai-sze has kept her Olympic hopes alive after a seventh-place finish in the women's sprint at the World Cup Track Classic in Cali, Colombia, yesterday.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Olympic boost for HK cyclist after win

Kwok Ho-ting further raised his hopes of reaching next year's London Olympics by clinching the points race in the men's omnium at the World Cup Classic in Cali, Colombia, yesterday.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lack of focus costs Lee in sprint

Hong Kong's Lee Wai-sze showed she still has a lot to learn on the international scene after a disappointing finish in the women's sprint at the Track World Cup Classic yesterday.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Shen hails team spirit as key to cycling's nine-medal haul

Cycling coach Shen Jinkang saluted teamwork and team spirit as crucial factors in Hong Kong's best result in any sport at any Asian Games.

'All the medals we have won are the result of hard work and intensive training,' said Shen, who masterminded the nine-medal haul - four gold, four silver and one bronze.

24 Nov 2010 - 12:00am