9 Apr. 2020

Team Bahrain McLaren to race the 'virtual' Digital Swiss 5

Besides having a growing presence on the ZWIFT platform through the hugely popular #RideAsOne series presented by MERIDA, Team Bahrain McLaren will also get involved in the Digital Swiss 5.

The Digital Swiss 5 is a series of five virtual races on sections of the same courses planned for the Tour de Suisse 2020. All together 16 World Tour team, two Pro Continental teams, and the Swiss national team will be getting involved in the action. 

The Digital Swiss 5 is an initiative that has been launched by the organisers of the Tour de Suisse, Velon and the eSports platform ROUVY in response to the Covid-19 challenge.

The Digital Swiss 5 will run from the 22nd to the 26th of April with three riders per team participating across five race days. Each race will run for 1 hour per day, and the team has the option of changing the three riders for each race. Riders will use the indoor cycling platform, ROUVY, which combines real video footage of the roads and the rider’s avatar. 

The Digital Swiss 5 will be broadcast live on television and fans can also participate in virtual events around the race and engage with a series of content streams currently being planned.

The five race routes and the Team Bahrain McLaren rider-up will be announced in the coming days along with a full rundown of the event. 

We are looking forward to some exciting 'virtual' race action!