Hammer Hong Kong race cancelled due to democracy protests

Mitchelton-Scott win the 2018 Hammer Hong Kong
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Velon and the Hong Kong Tourism Board have cancelled this year's Hammer Hong Kong race scheduled for October 13, due to the instability stemming from ongoing protests for wider democracy. The mass participation Hong Kong Cyclothon event has also been cancelled.

The protests have escalated recently, with Hong Kong police relaxing guidelines for using lethal force a day before an officer shot a student at close range.

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