After hosting the first-ever Hammer Series event in June 2017, Sportzone Limburg will again host a three-day Hammer Series race in the summer of 2018. The Hammer Climb (Friday 1 June), Hammer Sprint (Saturday 2 June) and Hammer Chase (Sunday 3 June) will provide another thrilling three days of flat-out racing from the finest professional cycling teams on the UCI WorldTour.
The scenic province of Limburg is the most southerly in all of the Netherlands nestled snugly between Belgium and Germany. Boasting a hilly landscape, Limburg is best known in cycling as the provincial venue for the Amstel Gold Race spring classic; fittingly, the locals are sport fanatics, with hundreds of sport clubs and organisations, making the area a truly ideal location to ensure the premiere race of the Hammer Series is unforgettable.
The first Hammer Series Race – Hammer Sportzone Limburg – will be based in the host city of Sittard-Geleen and its world-class Sportzone Limburg sports facility – which includes a brand new and innovative cycling training and testing track that the Hammer Sportzone Limburg will officially launch into public use. Sittard-Geleen itself is an exuberant city, packed full of culture and history complemented with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong, growing economy.