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Team News | 25.05.2019

BORA – hansgrohe collects points with Christoph Pfingsten at the Hammer Stavanger Sprint

The second day at the Hammer Stavanger saw a sprint race of nearly 90 kilometres, split into 10 laps through the city of Stavanger. Five riders of each team started into the Hammer Sprint and were eager to collect points for their teams after a sprint at the end of each lap, with double points awarded on the third, sixth and final lap. Christoph Pfingsten put the Hammer down and collected the most points for the team in today’s race. As a small group went up the road, Christoph Pfingsten represented BORA – hansgrohe in this leading group and scored several points during the race. On the last laps two riders distanced themselves and were able to pick up the last big points for their teams, while Christoph Pfingsten fought hard in the chasing group. At the end of the day, BORA – hansgrohe finished the Hammer Sprint in seventh position with 399 points. After two days of racing BORA – hansgrohe now sits in sixth place overall and will start tomorrow’s Hammer Chase from the 6th position. 


01 Deceuninck – Quick-Step             794 points
02 Team Sunweb                             738 points
03 Mitchelton – Scott                       620 points
07 BORA – hansgrohe                      399 points


From the Finish Line
 “I think, today was even harder than yesterday. It was all the time just full gas. I managed to collect some points but it was not easy. The Hammer Series are really fun to ride, the series are completely different than other races and we are so much closer to the fans, they see us every single lap, the whole day. Tomorrow will be the Hammer Chase, where we have to give everything to fight for a podium spot.” – Christoph Pfingsten

“Sam gave everything yesterday, today it was Christoph. He was able to win the third lap, which was a double points lap. After that he showed great shape and was always in the top ten. We will start into tomorrow’s Hammer Chase race in sixth position and we will try everything to score some important points for the overall leaderboard of the Hammer Series.” – Steffen Radochla, Sports Director


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