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 1, which kicks off at 5pm CEST, is a 26.6km ride up two climbs between Agarn and Leukerbad. As a result, there are plenty of climbers on the start list.
Evenepoel is Deceuninck-QuickStep's main man, with the Belgian winning the Vuelta a San Juan and Volta ao Algarve earlier this season. Dennis, meanwhile, will head up Ineos' three-man selection. The Australian was fourth at the Tour Down Under and won an intra-team Alpe du Zwift eRace recently. Il Lombardia winner Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) will also be riding.
Pello Bilbao and Wout Poels form two-thirds of a strong Bahrain-McLaren squad, while young talent Lennard Kämna heads up Bora-Hansgrohe. NTT Pro Cycilng have Ben O'Connor and Louis Meintjes to rely upon, while George Bennett, Sep Kuss and Robert Gesink form a strong Jumbo-Visma trio.
Other notable names down for race 1 include Lawson Craddock (EF Pro Cycling), Simon Geschke (CCC Team), Mathias Frank (AG2R La Mondiale), Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb).
Digital Swiss 5: race 1 start list
AG2R La Mondiale: Mathias Frank, Nans Peters, Aurélien Paret-Peintre
Bahrain McLaren: Pello Bilbao, Wout Poels, Santiago Buitrago
Bora-Hansgrohe: Matteo Fabbro, Lennard Kämna, Ide Schelling
CCC Team: Simon Geschke, Michael Schär, Attila Valter
Deceuninck-QuickStep: Remco Evenepoel, Pieter Serry, Dries Devenyns
EF Pro Cycling: Simon Clarke, Lawson Craddock, James Whelan
Groupama-FDJ: Kilian Frankiny, Rudy Molard, Sébastian Reichenbach
Israel Start-Up Nation: Matteo Badilatti, Reto Hollenstein, Alexis Renard
Jumbo-Visma: George Bennett, Robert Gesink, Sepp Kuss
Lotto Soudal: Sander Armée, Harm Vanhoucke, Viktor Verschaeve
Mitchelton-Scott: Edoardo Affini, Luke Durbridge, Damien Howson
Movistar Team: Imanol Erviti, Sergio Samitier, Carlos Verona
NTT Pro Cycling: Ben O'Connor, Gino Mäder, Louis Meintjes
Rally Cycling: Nathan Brown, Gavin Mannion, Nickolas Zukowsky
Swiss national team: Filippo Colombo, Robin Froidevaux, Fabian Lienhard
Team Ineos: Rohan Dennis, Carlos Rodriguez, Cameron Wurf
Team Sunweb: Chris Hamilton, Nicolas Roche, Wilco Kelderman
Total Direct Énergie: Lilian Calmejane, Paul Ourselin, Simon Sellier
Trek-Segafredo: Gianluca Brambilla, Bauke Mollema, Antonio Nibali
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