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Mitchelton-SCOTT hoping to continue their successful run into Hammer Limburg

Tue 29 May 2018

Mitchelton-SCOTT are hoping to continue their success in the Hammer Series, bringing in a fresh strong team for the Hammer Limburg event.

After dominating in Hammer Stavanger, winning all three events, the Hammer Climb, Hammer Sprint and Hammer Chase and securing the overall victory, the team know what it takes to be successful in the new racing format, being consistent over the course of three-days and with this, bring in a different balanced squad ready to tackle each of the disciplines. 

The race

The Hammer Series races are spread across three days of racing, the Hammer Climb, Hammer Sprint and Hammer Chase and is a new dynamic concept of racing.

Teammates collectively work together to try and gain the maximum number of points available on each stage to be crowned the overall winner at the end of the three-days after the all decisive Hammer Chase.

Hammer Limburg is the second Hammer race of 2018 following on from last months Hammer Stavanger in Norway.

The team

Jack Bauer - (NZ, 33)  
Luke Durbridge - (AUS, 27)
Caleb Ewan - (AUS, 23) 
Mathew Hayman - (AUS, 39)
Michael Hepburn - (AUS, 26)
Roger Kluge – (GER, 32) 
Luka Mezgec - (SLO, 29)

Caleb Ewan

“I’m looking forward to racing the Hammer Limburg event again, it’s really fast, hard and interesting racing. The team did really well in Norway so we need to try and continue their winning ways next week in Holland. 

"Of course I’m most excited about the Hammer Sprint event, it will be hard having sprints every lap on the short circuit.” 

 

Roger Kluge - Part of the Hammer Stavanger team

"For Limburg we have a team of strong, powerful guys so we can be should have a strong TTT. After racing the Hammer Stavanger I know it is really hard, I knew before it would be hard, it's tough intense racing. I was statisfied in Stavanger, it was a really nice TTT and we did a good job so I hope next weekend in Limburg we can do the same.

"I love this racing, it is similar to the track especially the points race, so it is a similar kind of racing. You have to always be in front, be in the break, attack and counter attack so that's why I like this race and I am looking forward to the race in Limburg,"

Previous in the Hammer Series

In 2017 in the inaugural edition the team finished overall in third place. Recently at the Hammer Stavanger race, Mitchelton-SCOTT dominated, winning both the Hammer Climb and Hammer Sprint events to start the Hammer Chase is the best position with a 30second advantage for the TTT to  finishing the whole event first overall.

Race details

Friday, 1st June: Hammer Climb
Saturday, 2nd June: Hammer Sprint
Sunday 3rd June: Hammer Chase

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

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