Quick-Step claim 30th win of season with Hammer Sprint victory in Stavanger
Deceuninck - Quick-Step dominated the Hammer Sprint as Jumbo-Visma maintained their control of the overall leaderboard as the first stop of 2019 Hammer Series continues in Norway …
From the opening lap, Deceuninck - Quick-Step had sights set on Hammer Sprint success with Davide Martinelli claiming 81 points behind maximum points getter Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb) on the line of the 87.3-kilometre Hammer Series race around Stavanger’s city centre on Saturday.
Quick-Step neo-pro Remco Evenepoel (BEL) found himself in a five-man break on the very next lap of the 10-lap circuit to add to the team’s point total on the day, as did Colombian teammate Alvaro Hodeg, both of whom took double points, 162 and 131 respectively for second and third on Lap 3.
“We feel amazing! It was a hard race, harder than yesterday I must say, but we rode a flawless race and managed to get a lot of points in the first part. From that point on, it was all about keeping an eye on our opponents, making sure we maintained our advantage,” said 2015 Czech Champion Petr Vakoc after Quick-Step’s 30th win of 2019. “The weekend isn’t over yet, we still have the Hammer Chase on Sunday, and we hope to be again in the mix for another strong result.”