Egan Bernal (Group Ineos) will dip his toe into the arena of Zwift racing, collaborating in degree Three of the Digital Excursion de France on Saturday.
Bernal is because of go back and forth from Colombian to Europe to start out his arrangements for his Excursion de France defence subsequent week on a unique constitution flight along side a lot of his compatriots who’re returning to racing after a four-month layoff because of the coronavirus pandemic. Bernal will race degree Three with Ineos teammates Ethan Hayter, Christian Knees and Michal Golas.
The 2 phases this weekend are at the ‘R.G.V’ and ‘Casse-Pattes’ lessons, each that includes a number of hundred metres of mountain climbing over 48km and 45.8km on phases Three and four, respectively.
Degree 1 winner Ryan Gibbons (NTT Professional Biking) returns on degree Three to lend a hand his staff protect its general lead along side Max Walscheid, Rasmus Tiller and Edvald Boasson Hagen, whilst girls’s leaders TIBCO-Silicon Valley Financial institution include Kirsten Faulkner – 2nd at the opening degree – Nina Kessler, Emily Newsome and Kendall Ryan for degree 3.
Michael Matthews (Group Sunweb), who confirmed his aggressive streak with a number of sturdy performances within the Virtual Swiss five digital race previous this yr, will characteristic on degree Three along side different notable riders comparable to Elia Viviani (Cofidis), Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic), and Belgian champion Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix).
Time trial international champion Chloé Dygert Owen (Twenty20) and junior international champion Megan Jastrab (Rally Biking), Dutch champion Lorena Wiebes (Sunweb), US champion Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo) and degree 1 winner April Tacey (Drops) additionally big name in degree 3.
Sunday’s degree four has a harder climb nearer to the end and shall be some other take a look at for TIBCO-Silicon Valley Financial institution’s Lauren Stephens, who leads the ladies’s international Zwift scores. She’ll face stiff festival from Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (CCC Group) and Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo), who’s making her debut within the race.
The Digital Excursion de France is being run as a staff festival, with each and every rider gathering issues towards their staff’s rating. The races shall be broadcast are living and someone can experience the direction for degree four of the development on Zwift this weekend in any of the 16 time slots.