HK's Chan Chun Hing wins Gold in Cross-Country at 2010 Asian Games

Beats heavily favoured japanese rider by 15 seconds and now sets his sights on 2012 London Olympics

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HK proved yet again its a cycling hotbed as Hong Kong rider Chan Chun Hing finished the 43.2km race in a time of 2 hours 11 minutes and 33 seconds being the first HK rider to claim a medal in mountain biking at the Asian Games since Brian Lam Cook's bronze medal in downhill in 1998. Behind Chan was Kohei Yamamoto of Japan and Duan Zhiqiang of China

The HKMBA's Vice-Chairman, Kenneth Lam said 'this is a fantastic result. All Hong Kong mountain bikers are very proud of him. He will inspire many young riders to take up the sport.'

Shaun Horrocks of the HKMBA also sees a bright future ahead for the sport in HK with riders like Chan leading the charge provided the conditions are right

'The government has not been taking the needs of the sport seriously and not a single legal trail has been added since Dec 2004 -  almost six years -  while the number of riders grows and grows.  I believe that old landfills could be converted into mountain bike training centres with purpose built trails for everyone of all ages and abilities. They can even be lit at night like the tennis courts are.'

Congratulations to Chan Chun Hing from the HKMBA Team