Team secure fourth in Hammer finale

26 May 2019

Team secure fourth in Hammer finale

Hammer Series Stavanger - Hammer Chase, 48.9km

Team INEOS put in a spirited ride to claim fourth place during a thrilling Hammer Series finale.

Setting off fourth in the finalist group with a two minute and 27-second deficit, the team were the quickest across the opening lap, on their way to picking up three places.

The final lap produced a grandstand finish, with four teams all running nose to tail heading into the final kilometre. Vasil Kiryienka, Filippo Ganna, Michal Golas, Chris Lawless and Ben Swift dug deep to overhaul Deceuninck-Quick-Step, while simultaneously holding off the threat of a fast finishing CCC Team. In the end just five seconds separated positions third to sixth.

It was the Polish outfit who set the fastest time across the day, with Team INEOS 19 seconds back.

You can re-watch the action below.

Hammer Chase result:

1. CCC Team 53:43
2. Team INEOS +19"
3. Team Sunweb +1:09"
4. EF Education First +1:18"
5. Jumbo-Visma +1:21"

Final standings:

1. Jumbo-Visma
2. Team Subweb
3. Mitchelton-Scott
4. Team INEOS
5. CCC Team