HONG Kong's only hopes at cycling's Asian Championships, being held in Ipoh, Malaysia, rest on the road races after Hui Chak-bor and Chan Lung finished among the also-rans in the track events. Hui made an early exit in the elimination race and yesterday pulled out halfway through the 40-kilometre point race, realising he had no chance of finishing among the medals. Similarly, Chan failed to complete the 20-kilometre point race for junior riders. Nevertheless, coach Auyeung Kwok-lau was unperturbed by their results and hopeful the duo will give a good account of themselves in the road race events. ''Our riders seldom do any track training and we entered them into those races as a warm-up for the road events, so I'm not worried by their moderate performances,'' said Auyeung. Hong Kong riders joining Hui in the 184-kilometre individual road race, which will be held on Thursday, are Sin Wing-hang, Lee Wai-kwong and Cheng Kwok-chiu. Chan and Man Wai-chung will compete in the 110-kilometre junior event on Wednesday. Coach Auyeung tipped Hui as Hong Kong's top chance in the open division because Sin, who has won both races so far in the Hong Kong season which started last month, has been plagued by minor ailments since arriving in Ipoh. He said: ''Sin has difficulties adapting to the local conditions while Lee and Cheng are newcomers to the Hong Kong team and are there for the experience. ''We're banking on Hui to keep the Hong Kong colours flying, but the opposition is strong and we'd be happy if he finishes in the top eight. ''Perhaps our best medal chance is with Chan in the junior division.''