Hammerfest in HK


#1

Just a wee headsup…there’ll be a big event Oct. 14 in HK featuring some of the top world tour teams and sprinting talent in particular. Two races on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Could be fun.


#2

There are also open races for men and women, but they are asking people without a UCI/National license to pass a skills test…never heard of that before and it doesn’t seem like the test they prescribe would be all that helpful in determining if someone can actually handle a bike. Links to the FAQ and test below.

I’ve heard the open races/fun rides have not been well organized in the past with regards to unexpected traffic incursions, but maybe that will change with the UCI event now attached.


#3

Bummer, I’ll be there the following week instead. Hammer Series is pretty fun to watch, but the lack of weight behind winning/losing makes it a bit of an afterthought.


#4

In Belgium the After-Tour-Races are similar, short, fast and mostly Tour de France participants.

After tour criterium

That’s a given since decades in Belgium.