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Froome, Thomas, Bernal lead Team Ineos in Zwift race

Team Ineos will race on Zwift during the COVID-19 pandemic
Team Ineos will race on Zwift during the COVID-19 pandemic (Image credit: Team Ineos)

Team Ineos have announced their line-up for their first-ever eRide and eRace held on the virtual platform Zwift on Sunday April 12 at 5pm BST / 12pm EDT. 

The riders will be divided into six mini-teams lead by Tour de France champions Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal, Giro d'Italia winner Richard Carapaz, former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski and Tao Geoghegan Hart.

"The eRide is an opportunity for everyone to join a group ride with the team’s riders and staff, with a route suitable for all abilities," Team Ineos explained.

"Riding aboard Wahoo KICKRs, our riders will then take centre stage as they battle it out to be crowned the Team’s first eRace winner, with everyone able to watch the action via Team INEOS’ social media channels."

A number of teams have organised and taken part in virtual rides and races as real-world racing is suspended until June 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. They will also join the Digital Swiss 5 event held on the Rouvy platform from April 22-26.

For the Zwift event on Sunday, Team Ineos will begin with eRides that will start at 3pm BST / 10am EDT where Zwifters can join a host of the team's riders on a Watopia route. 

The team said that the ride will take approximately 40 minutes to an hour on a route suitable for all ability categories A - D on Zwift, and that one Team Ineos rider will join each group.

Team Ineos will then go head-to-head for the Zwift race at 5pm BST / 12pm EDT and fans will be able to watch a live streaming of the event.

Team Ineos will divide into six that include all of their top riders. Preview the team's heats below.

Team 1

  • Chris Froome
  • Dylan Van Baarle
  • Sebastian Henao
  • Andrey Amador
  • Filippo Ganna

Team 2

  • Michal Kwiatkowski
  • Gianni Moscon
  • Owain Doull
  • Ian Stannard
  • Leonardo Basso

Team 3

  • Egan Bernal
  • Ivan Sosa
  • Brandon Rivera
  • Cameron Wurf
  • Chris Lawless

Team 4

  • Geraint Thomas
  • Rohan Dennis
  • Salvatore Puccio
  • Luke Rowe
  • Christian Knees

Team 5

  • Jonathan Castroviejo
  • Eddie Dunbar
  • Tao Geoghegan Hart
  • Michal Golas
  • Jhonatan Narvaez

Team 6

  • Richard Carapaz
  • Pavel Sivakov
  • Carlos Rodriguez
  • Ben Swift
  • Ethan Hayter
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Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in bike racing from the grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all cycling disciplines, edits news and writes features. Currently the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten coordinates global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.