Asian champion Wong Kam-po will be up against the highest-quality opposition in December's Tour of South China Sea - Olympic star Guido Fulstis of Germany has confirmed he will race in the 10-day event which begins in the SAR. While Fulstis excels in the velodrome rather than on the road, having led the German team to triumphs in the 4km team pursuit both at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the Sydney Olympics last year, Hong Kong officials believe he will bring the best out of former Tour champion Wong this year. 'The German's world ranking in road racing may even be lower than Ah-Po [Wong], but he is a strong force to be reckoned with. He is also suited to road racing because 4km is a long distance in track and his endurance is expected to be good,' said Hong Kong Cycling Association executive director Walter Yue. 'The four-strong German team have decided to come because they want to train away from Europe during winter. Our cyclists will also benefit a lot from competing against world-class opposition,' Yue said. In the meantime, Wong, who captured his first Asian title in Taiwan earlier this year, has been gearing all his efforts towards his title defence at November's All China Games in Shenzhen. Wong, who has been training in Kunming, will head to Lisbon to take part in the World Road Race Championships in 10 days as his final fine-tune for the All China Games. Wong, who finished in the top 80 last year, qualified as the reigning Asian champion and is targeting the top 40 against some 160 competitors this year. Yue also said this year's Tour of South China Sea would be expanded to nine stages from seven of last time while discussions were being held to stage one of the two Hong Kong legs in the heart of Sha Tin district. 'The leg held in Tsing Yi was successful last year, so we want to bring the event to more spectators this year. We've talked to the police and we find it would be possible to divert the traffic there,' Yue said. This year's event will begin in Tai Po and end in Macau on New Year's Eve after taking the competitors to the Guangdong legs. Other teams include Australia, Switzerland and top Asian sides like Japan and China. South African Neil MacDonald won the overall title last time.