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Race to Hong Kong ICC cancelled

The scheduled Hong Kong leg of the Vertical World Circuit (VWC) has been cancelled due to the ongoing protests in the area.

The long-standing event, which has served as the Grand Finale of the VWC since 2013, was due to go ahead on 1 December.

The final round of the VWC will now take place in Osaka, Japan, on 10 November, at the 1,610 step skyscraper, Abeno Harukas.

The 50% bonus points that were due to be available in Hong Kong will now be awarded in Japan, together with the crowning of the men’s and women’s overall Circuit winners.

Abeno Harukas, Osaka, Japan.

Abeno Harukas in Osaka, Japan will now host the VWC Grand Finale

Ryoji Watanabe of Japan currently tops the men’s leaderboard, with Piotr Lobodzinski (POL) in second and Mark Bourne (AUS) in third.

Only the top five results from the 10 available races on the circuit are taken into account to determine the winner, so with 50% bonus points on offer in Osaka the title is still completely up for grabs.

In the women’s division, Suzy Walsham (AUS) now tops the rankings after her win in Shanghai last week. In second place is Laura Manninen (FIN), while Sarah Frost (GBR) currently holds third place.

The next round takes place in Dubai this coming Friday (25 October), before the Grand Finale just over a fortnight later on 10 November.