Greg Van Avermaet kicks into action for the second day of racing in Digital Swiss 5 on Thursday. The Belgian already showed his prowess in virtual racing with a win in the Tour of Flanders on BKool, but the strategies on the Rouvy platform, which doesn't factor for drafting, is a bit trickier.
The virtual version of the Tour de Suisse will see 16 WorldTour teams take part, as well as a Swiss national selection and two ProTeams. Three riders from each squad will take part day by day.
Race 2, which kicks off at 5:10pm CEST.
Other notable names include sprinters Michael Matthews (Sunweb), Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quickstep) and Moreno Hofland (EF Pro Cycling).
But it might be the time trialists like Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos), Silvan Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale) and Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) who will be at the head of affairs.
Digital Swiss 5: race 2 start list
AG2R La Mondiale: Silvan Dillier, Julien Duval, Alexis Gougeard
Bahrain McLaren: Phil Bauhaus, Ivan Garcia Cortina, Jan Tratnik
Bora-Hansgrohe: Lukas Pöstlberger, Martin Laas, Patrick Gamper
CCC Team: Kamil Gradek, Greg Van Avermaet, Gjis Van Hoecke
Deceuninck - Quick-Step: Sam Bennett, Rémi Cavagna, Michael Mørkøv
EF Pro Cycling: Mitch Docker, Moreno Hofland, Tom Scully
Groupama-FDJ: Stefan Küng, Fabian Lienhard, Benjamin Thomas
Israel Start-Up Nation: Alexander Cataford, Davide Cimolai, James Piccoli
Lotto Soudal: Frederik Frison, Brian Van Goethem, Florian Vermeersch
Mitchelton-Scott: Michael Albasini, Michael Hepburn, Callum Scotson
Movistar Team: Gabriel Cullaigh, Johan Jacobs, Jurgen Roelandts
NTT Pro Cycling: Edvald Boasson Hagen, Rasmus Tiller, Max Walscheid
Rally Cycling: Stephen Bassett, Matteo Dal-Cin, Nickolas Zukowsky
Team Ineos: Filippo Ganna, Chris Lawless, Ian Stannard
Team Jumbo-Visma: Pascal Eenkhoorn, Amund Grøndahl Jansen, Mike Teunissen
Team Sunweb: Alberto Dainese, Nico Denz, Michael Matthews
Total Direct Energie: Romain Cardis, Florian Maitre, Lorenzo Manzin
Trek-Segafredo: Mads Pedersen, Edward Theuns, Emils Liepiņš
Swiss National Team: Stefan Bissegger, Clauidio Imhof, Michael Schâr
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