UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Hong Kong 2017i

The 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships is the flagship event for track cycling. It was hosted in Hong Kong for the first time at the Hong Kong Velodrome. It is the first time the event has been hosted in Asia since 1990.

  • The inaugural UCI sanctioned track cycling event could be one of the first major international sporting events in Hong Kong since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Organisers hope to set up a safety bubble with designated transport and want the government to ease quarantine restrictions for overseas participants

Organisers have set a deadline next month when they will decide to either stage the cycling track event under a ‘safety bubble’ or cancel it altogether.


Defending champion can only finish fourth on a bad day in Berlin for Hong Kong as men’s and women’s madison pairs squander last chance to book tickets to Tokyo.

Star rider Sarah Lee will be defending sprint and keirin world titles, while Hong Kong is also chasing Tokyo 2020 berths in men’s and women’s madison in final round of qualification.

The cycling showpiece along the Tsim Sha Tsui East promenade could be the latest event of a growing list of sporting competitions to be cancelled in the city