Hammer Series expands to Colombia, for men’s and women’s race in 2020

Fri 14 Jun 2019

The Hammer Series continues to expand and in 2020, the revolutionary team-vs-team race series will kick off in Colombia, bringing the all-out racing to some of the world’s most passionate cycling fans.

The new race Hammer Colombia will debut February 7-9, 2020 and will include the first women’s Hammer Series event taking place on the same days as the men’s. Both races will follow the unique Hammer format, with Climb, Sprint and Chase disciplines over three days.

The Colombian Sports Ministry, Coldeportes, and the Ministry of Tourism will bring the Hammer Series to the Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia and the first edition of Hammer Colombia will be held in Pereira, the capital city of the department of Risaralda. Together with Quindio and Caldas, this region is known as the “Coffee Triangle”. In 2021 and 2022, Hammer Colombia will take place in Quindío and Caldas, respectively, showing off the beautiful scenery and landscape in this famous coffee region.

Esteban Chaves, Mitchelton-SCOTT:
“I’m super excited that Hammer will come to my home country. The Colombian coffee area is one the most beautiful ones we have. Bringing together cycling and coffee is a fantastic mix. I can’t wait to show off my culture, my people, my country, my food and everything beautiful about this place. I’m sure everybody will be very impressed by the fans here in Colombia. They love cycling and I have no doubts that people will go nuts when the racing begins.”

Annamiek van Vleuten, Mitchelton-SCOTT:
“I’ve heard so many great stories about how good cycling is in Colombia so I’m very excited to hear that we will be able to race there from next year. The Hammer Series is a fantastic event with aggressive style racing, which I really like. I’m very happy that we can race in the Hammer Series especially with live broadcasting and streaming online. It’s very good news for women’s cycling.”

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