This Friday, the Hammer Series returns with the second event of 2019 season as 15 of the best teams in the world go all-out at Hammer Limburg in the Netherlands.
Last month’s opening event in Stavanger, Norway, was a huge success with three days of thrilling racing and over five million video views online, showing that the fans really have taken the Hammer Series to heart.
Team Jumbo-Visma won Hammer Stavanger and the Dutch team is therefore now topping the leaderboard before the racing starts in Limburg. Click here to see the results.
Unlike traditional racing, the Hammer Series is a unique race format with no individual rider ranking. At Hammer, it’s all about the collective performance as the teams take on the Hammer Climb, Sprint and Chase disciplines. You will find all the teams’ line-ups for Hammer Limburg right here.
Once again, the Hammer Series will be streamed live and free worldwide on HammerSeries.com and its social media channels. We have live cameras on bikes as well as cameras inside the team cars so you can see and hear the exchanges between the Sport Directors and riders.
You’ll also see live timings and live rider data - speed, power, heart rate and cadence - as the teams put in repeated lung-busting climbs and sprints. For more information about the event and the schedule, click here. And when the day’s action is over, we’ll bring you highlights including behind-the-scenes video with the teams.
HAMMER LIMBURG 2019
Friday, June 7, 15:00 – 17:00 CEST:
The opening day of racing - the Hammer Climb - takes place on a hilly 8 km circuit including two demanding ascents. The first one is 700 meters long with an average gradient of 7 %, while the second one - the Vaalserberg - is 1.7 km long and kicks up with an average gradient of 6.6 %. The finishing line is located approximately one kilometer after the top of the climb. The riders will do eight laps in total.
Saturday, June 8, 15:00 – 17:00 CEST:
The Hammer Sprint circuit both starts and finishes at the Tom Dumoulin Bike Park in Sittard. It’s a predominantly flat course of 12.4 km, which the teams will cover eight times, sprinting for points every time they cross the finishing line.
Sunday, June 9, 15:00 – 17:00 CEST:
The big finale comes with the Hammer Chase, a team time trial pursuit taking place over four laps on the same 12.4 km circuit used for the Hammer Sprint. This is the moment of truth. The first team in the Finalist Group to cross the finishing line will win Hammer Limburg.
How to watch:
The Hammer Series is free to watch at the following sites:
Hammer Series website: https://www.hammerseries.com/watch-live
Hammer Series on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HammerSeries
Hammer Series on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HammerSeries
Hammer Series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HammerSeriesAllOut
If you’re traditional and want to watch on TV, you’ll find all the channels showing the Hammer Series on this page.
Share the excitement:
The official hashtags for Hammer Limburg are #HammerSeries and #HammerLimburg. We encourage everybody to share their excitement and Hammer experiences on social media throughout the event.