Strong Sunweb team places two riders in top four on opening day of Digital Swiss 5

Sunweb’s Nicolas Roche gets a gap on stage 9 of the 2019 Tour de France
Sunweb’s Nicolas Roche gets a gap on stage 9 of the 2019 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

While Rohan Dennis (Team Ineos) rode to victory in the opening race of the Digital Swiss 5 virtual race on Monday – held on virtual training app Rouvy – Team Sunweb were arguably the strongest team, placing two of their three participating riders in the top four.

Taking second place behind Dennis – 1:10 in arrears – was Irishman Nicolas Roche, while Australia's Chris Hamilton took fourth place, another 29 seconds back, 11 seconds down on third-placed James Whelan of EF Pro Cycling.

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