Tell me more about Hammer Stavanger Classic

How do I sign up?

Registration for Hammer Stavanger Classic is now open and you can sign up here. The sportive will take place on Saturday May 25, 2019.

Who can take part? 

Everyone can take part. There are no limits for participation for Hammer Stavanger Classic, except for the age limit (see below). We recommend planning a training programme ahead of the sportive, to get the most of out the day. Note: A maximum of 1,000 participants will ride this year.


Is there an age limit? 

  • Hammer Stavanger Classic Trimritt (no timed segments): riders under 13 can participate if accompanied by an adult. Over 13 can register individually.

  • Hammer Stavanger Classic Turritt (with timed segments): riders over 17 can participate in Hammer Classic Turritt. No upper age limit. 


What do I need to sign up for Hammer Stavanger Classic? 

  • Payment: card (VISA or MasterCard)

  • Sportive: ID number (optional)

  • Team name (optional)


What is a Sportive ID? 

Sportive ID is a code to register for many of Norway's sportives. If you have a Sportive ID, please include it in your registration form. Information about Sportive ID can be found at


Do I need a license? 

To be able to participate in sportives and races in Norway, you will need a license. This can be an all-year license or a one-day license. If you are participating in several sportives during the season, we recommend you buy an all-year license. This way, you will also be insured when training. It is required that you are member of a cycling club if you wish to have the all-year license, hence the club is responsible of registering your license. If you’re not a member of a cycling club, you have to buy a one-day license for each sportive you which to participate in. Please bring your all-year license to the race office, when collecting your start number. You are required to bring a valid license to the race office, in order for you to being able to participate in the race/sportive. If not, you will have to buy a one-day license.

What is the price of a one-day license?

  • Trimritt (no timing) – short track: 50 NOK

  • Turritt (timed segments): 150 NOK 

Can I get a refund or give my start number to someone else? 

Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable, no matter the reason for withdrawing, and your start number is non-transferable.


Can I register a team or my business?

Businesses and teams can promote themselves at Hammer Stavanger Classic in separate groups/start pools. Teams of riders up to five. For bigger groups contact us at:

How much does it cost? 

  • 299,- until 28.02.19

  • 399,- 01.03.19 - 30.04.19

  • 499,- 01.05.19 - Race day

When and where to pick up your bib number?

In the Expo hall at Stavanger Forum on Friday from 4pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 8am until the start.

We recommend you to come on Friday to avoid queuing.

What is the route?

There is 3 distances to choose from:

  • 12km

  • 50km

  • 130km

Click here to see the 3 routes.

What is a segment?

A segment is a chosen part of the course where you can compare your time against others as well as against the professionals competing in Hammer Stavanger. One example of this is the Grisabakken climb where there will be timing and marshals for the people riding in “turrittklassen”.

What should I bring to the start? 

All participants can bring a bag for clothes etc. which can be stored securely at Stavanger Forum during the event. Your bag must be marked with name, phone number and your start pool.


Is food provided?

Yes, at feed stations.

  • After 23km you have a feed station at the parking of Julebygda Kapell (Church)

  • After 70km there is a feed station at Nærbø where Bernervegen meets Krossmyra

  • There is also a feed station at the finish

Can I bring my own food? 

Yes. It is important to remember that your body is stressed during the sportive. The food you bring should therefore be easily digestible. Your body lose a lot of salt and minerals during the race, so you should compensate as much as possible. We recommend sports drinks instead of juice and water, since the sports drinks contains other minerals which will be better for you. A good sports drink consists of the right amount of short and long chained carbohydrates. Juice mainly consists of sugar, and is therefore not functional as a sports drink. Protein bars is developed to replace the nutrition that your body burns. It is therefore important that you don’t try out new products on your race day. Eat what you are used to.

Are there restrooms available?

Restrooms are available at the start in Stavanger Forum.

Which equipments should you check before the race? 

Ensure your equipment is in good condition to make the most of your day. We recommend you check the bike before the sportive. Check the brake pads and drives (chain and all moving parts) are clean, stainless and oiled. If using new tires they should be used once or twice before the sportive, to avoid surprises on the big day.

What equipment can I have for the race? 

  • Bike: According to the rules of the Norwegian Cycling Federation, you must ride a regular road bike with straight handlebars or drop handlebars. Time trial bikes/tri-bars on a traditional road bike are not allowed. Off-road and hybrid bikes are also acceptable.

  • Ebike: If you are riding in "Trim" you can use a ebike.

  • Rental bike: You can rent a bike here

  • Clothing: Don’t dress too warm. You will get warm as soon as the race starts. You will on the other hand sweat a lot of the weather is good, which means you are in danger of getting dehydrated, if you don’t drink enough water. Loose arms and legs is practical, and a small wind jacket that fits in your back pocket.

How much time do I have to finish Hammer Classic 2019? 

The event finishes at 15.00 and you should cross the finish line before this. Those who might not be able to finish in time, will have to leave the race. This to maintain the safety of the race, and to make sure you will be able to watch the international superstars compete shortly afterwards. In other words, there’s no reason to leave the area after the sportive!

How to ride in a group?

It is good for all participants to know how to ride in a group and paceline. If you’re a part of a group, it is important to understand how to ride safely and efficiently. Read more here.

Think about the environment 

We advise you to think about the environment during the event. Please hold on to wrappers, paper and other litter and throw it away at the food stations or when you’ve finished the race at Stavanger Forum.


Think about other riders

Please stop in a safe place if you see someone else in trouble along the route. It is better to stop and help, than continue without helping. Please call the emergency number 113 if an accident occurs. You will find all important contact numbers on your start number. You can also give notice to one of the guards along the route. 

Any other questions?

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