Mitchelton-SCOTT sign up for The Digital Swiss 5 race series

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Mitchelton-SCOTT will take on their fellow world's best professional cycling teams in 'The Digital Swiss 5', a series of individual virtual cycling races which has been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to keep fans engaged in the sport and give riders an opportunity to compete against each other.

The series, scheduled for April 22-26, is a collaboration between Velon and the organisers of the Tour de Suisse and will use the ROUVY Indoor Cycling Reality platform. The races will take place with real video footage of roads used in the Tour de Suisse as the backdrop.

The riders, three per team, will be represented by avatars dressed in their team uniforms and riding their familiar team bikes. Each team’s line-up can change from race to race to reflect the different routes. Some will be in the Swiss mountains, others will be flat.

With riders spread out across the world, teams have responded enthusiastically to the challenge posed by The Digital Swiss 5 races. Mitchelton-SCOTT join 14 other WorldTour outfits and two ProContinental teams along with the Swiss national team on their Tacx trainers for the series.

Teams include:

- Mitchelton-SCOTT
- AG2R La Mondiale   
- BORA-hansgrohe     
- CCC Team     
- Deceuninck - Quick-Step Team      
- EF Pro Cycling
- Groupama-FDJ         
- Israel Start-Up Nation         
- Lotto Soudal
- Movistar Team         
- NTT Pro Cycling       
- Rally Cycling 
- Team INEOS 
- Team Jumbo-Visma 
- Team Sunweb          
- Total Direct Energie 
- Trek-Segafredo
- Swiss national team

The Digital Swiss 5 Races:

Race 1:
Wednesday, April 22

Race 2:
Thursday, April 23

Race 3:
Friday, April 24

Race 4:
Saturday, April 25

Race 5:
Sunday, April 26