Hong Kong will host 2017 Track World Championships

UCI awards next year's Track Cycling World Championships to Hong Kong

The British quartet of Laura Trott, Elinor Barker, Ciara Horne and Joanna Rowsell-Shand during the women's team pursuit. After a shock fifth place in qualifying, the Brit team rallied to claim bronze.

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Hong Kong will host the 2017 Track Cycling World Championships, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced on Saturday.

It's only the second time in the event's history that it has been hosted by a country in Asia – the first was the 1990 Championships in Maebashi, Japan. Next year's venue was announced during the 2016 Worlds in London.

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