Van Avermaet, Gerrans lead BMC at Hammer Series Limburg – News Shorts

Greg Van Avermaet and Simon Gerrans will lead the BMC Racing team at the next Hammer Series three-day event that starts Friday in Limburg, Netherlands. It will be Van Avermaet’s first time competing in the series.

The Hammer Series begins with the Climb on June 1, followed by the Sprint on June 2 and the final Chase event on June 3.

“I am looking forward to experiencing the Hammer Series race format for the first time,” Van Avermaet said in a team press release.

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“From what I’ve seen, it is going to be an intense three days of racing but hopefully a lot of fun as well. It’s a different dynamic going into a race where the aim is to score points as a team and overall, I think we have a good mix of riders lining up so we will be aiming to make the most out of it.”

Teams are permitted to field a roster of seven riders, but only five riders are chosen to start in each event. BMC Racing’s team will also include Jürgen Roelandts, Miles Scotson, Nathan Van Hooydonck and Loïc Vliegen.

“I think we have a really strong team for Hammer Limburg especially with Greg Van Avermaet and Simon Gerrans for the Hammer Sprint,” said the team’s director Klaas Lodewyck.

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