Dimension Data to make Hammer Series debut

Dimension Data will make their Hammer Series debut at this year’s first event in Norway alongside 11 other WorldTour teams. The South African team will compete alongside Team Sky and Deceuninck-QuickStep, as well as last year’s Hammer Series winners, Mitchelton-Scott.

Rolf Aldag, head of sports performance at Dimension Data, sees the second Hammer Stavanger event as a good opportunity for his riders.

“We watched the events last year and it was an interesting concept that was well received by the fans,” Aldag said. “To be part of the action this year will be good for our fan base, particularly those in Norway, as Edvald Boasson Hagen and young Rasmus Tiller will get to race on familiar roads once again.”

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The Hammer Series starts in Stavanger, Norway, and runs from May 24-26 before moving onto Limburg, Netherlands June 7-9 and then concludes in Hong Kong October 12-13.

The 16 squads compete in a team-vs-team structure across three disciplines: the Hammer Climb, Hammer Sprint and the concluding Hammer Chase, with one event per day.

Last year, 8.3 million people watched the Hammer Series events online and on the live stream, and the 2019 series will be available on the same platforms.

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