Hammer Stavanger adds women's event in 2020

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Hammer Stavanger announced Friday that it will include a first-ever women's category as part of its three-race event held on May 22-24 in 2020 in Norway. The women will compete on the same courses as the men's teams for the Hammer Climb, Hammer Sprint and the Hammer Chase where an overall winning team is crowned.

"From a Hammer Series perspective we’ve always wanted to bring in women’s racing as we think having both men’s and women’s teams would bring a very special atmosphere to Hammer Races and the Series overall," Velon CEO Graham Bartlett told Cyclingnews.

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.