Hammer Stavanger Sprint: Mitchelton-Scott take control

mitchelton-Scott' Daryl Impey, Roger Kluge,  Lucas Hamilton and Damien Howson

After dominating the opening Hammer Climb on Friday, Mitchelton-Scott won once again in the Hammer Sprint. Daryl Impey 's efforts in an early break, combined with Lucas Hamilton once again getting out front in the closing stages of the race, saw the Australian squad in control of Hammer Stavanger all day. The team's 1084 points saw them beat Team Sunweb (984), Sky (800) and BMC (623) on the day, and means that they head into the final stage - the Hammer Chase - as the leadoff team, thirty sec-onds ahead of Team Sunweb. The remainder of group one - teams that can challenge for overall victory on Sunday - are Team Sky, BMC, LottoNL-Jumbo, Quick Step Floors, and Nippo-Vini Fantini. The Hammer Sprint, day two of Hammer Stavanger, was held over an 92km circuit, featuring ten laps of a 9.2km course. A mid-lap climb, 800 metres long with an average ...

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