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Sport Virtual Tour de France 2020

16:21  30 june  2020
16:21  30 june  2020 Source:   cyclingnews.com

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Follow live coverage of the 2020 Virtual Tour de France , including news, results, stage reports, photos, podcasts and expert analysis. Virtual Tour de France 2020 . Posted 29 June 2020 .

Official page of the Zwift Virtual Tour de France 2020 . Watch live streams of the men's and women's race and view team standings and information. Virtual Tour de France | Stage 2. July 5. With a massive mid-race climb and a flat finish, Stage 2 is sure to be exciting from start to end!

With the real-world Tour de France postponed until August 29 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional slot for Le Grand Boucle will instead be taken up by a virtual version of the biggest race on the calendar.

The Virtual Tour de France will be run on Zwift across three weekends during the Tour's original dates, starting on Saturday, July 4, and finishing on Sunday, July 19. New routes have been created especially for the event, with a circuit in Nice and the cobbled circuit of the Champs-Élysées both set to appear on the virtual platform.

A marquee mountain stage will also be included in the race – they'll all last around an hour and the peloton will be made up of teams of four riders.

Canyon-SRAM hail Virtual Tour de France as huge boost for women's cycling

  Canyon-SRAM hail Virtual Tour de France as huge boost for women's cycling German team aiming for yellow in July Zwift raceBoth men's (23) and women's (17) professional teams will take part, with squads fielding four riders for each stage of the race, which will run on the Zwift platform. Zwift Academy winners Ella Harris and Tanja Erath are expected to form an important part of the Canyon-SRAM team for the race.

The 2020 Tour de France is expected to consist of 22 teams. All nineteen UCI WorldTeams are entitled, and obliged, to enter the race.[5] Additionally, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the organisers of the Tour , invited three second-tier UCI Professional Continental teams to participate in

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There will be a plethora of big names at the race as 23 men's teams and 17 women's teams have signed up to take part. Only Movistar and UAE Team Emirates miss out from the men's WorldTour.

Tour de France winners Egan Bernal, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas will take part for Team Ineos, while Anna van der Breggen of Boels Dolmans and current time trial world champion Chloe Dygert Owen of TWENTY20 Pro Cycling are also competing.

Other riders already confirmed to be taking part include: Julian Alaphilippe, Greg Van Avermaet, Mathieu van der Poel, Nairo Quintana, Mads Pedersen, Romain Bardet, and Marianne Vos, Coryn Rivera, Marta Bastianelli, Lisa Brennauer, Kirsten Wild, Tiffany Cromwell, Lizzie Deignan.

They will be points-based team events, without individual classifications, but there will still be yellow, green, white, and polka-dot jerseys, worn by a nominated 'captain' from the team leading the GC, points, young rider, and mountains classifications, respectively.

Six stages will take place across the three weekends of the race, with 10 television channels covering 130 countries set to air the action.

Van der Poel, Van Avermaet, Vos headline virtual Tour de France .
Bernal and 17 WorldTour teams also on startlistCyclingnews revealed earlier this month that Tour organisers ASO had partnered with Zwift to run the event, with new worlds, including Mont Ventoux and the Champs-Élysées, to be built on the online cycling platform.

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