Hammer Race
Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand

Hammer Race

Velon and Infront Sports & Media introduced the Hammer Series in 2017, an innovative and exciting new bike racing series. In 2018, Stavanger will become the second city to host this revolutionary new team-based format.

Tour des Fjords AS is the owner and organiser of Hammer Stavanger and the UCI 2.1 race Tour des Fjords, which has been running since 2013. From 2018 the Tour des Fjords will be split into two to accommodate Hammer Stavanger, creating the biggest annual cycling event in Scandanavia.

Tour des Fjords takes place 22–24 May as a UCI 2.HC race, followed by Hammer Stavanger (25-27 May) a three-day UCI 2.1 race.


Hammer Stavanger, the second Hammer Series race after Hammer Sportzone Limburg, takes place on 25- 27. May 2018, in and around Stavanger Forum. 

Hammer Stavanger schedule




Friday 25 May

Hammer Climb





Saturday 26 May

Hammer Sprint





Sunday 27 May

Hammer Chase



Hammer Series is all about the team – there are no individual prizes – with the world’s best pro cycling squads battling to be crowned cycling’s super-team.

Hammer’s dynamic and ground-breaking format made its debut in June 2017 at Hammer Sportzone Limburg, where Team Sky triumphed.

The short format – each race lasting two hours – is perfect for fans at the event, global audiences on TV and social media, not to mention commercial partners and host venues. There are three races on three consecutive days: Hammer Climb, Hammer Sprint and Hammer Chase.


Stavanger will be the base for all three days of racing, with the single location providing an excellent opportunity to maximize impact for partners.


There is much more to Hammer Stavanger than pro racing. ‘Cycling for all’ mass-participation free rides, family rides, and amateur and youth races will create a fun and inclusive three-day festival of cycling.