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Watch the Virtual Tour of the Gila live on Cyclingnews

Join Cyclingnews for the live stream of the Virtual Tour of the Gila, where 12 women's squads and 25 men's teams line up for a three-stage event on the Zwift online platform.

The race started with stage 1 on Friday, where the women's and men's teams raced a 20.2km team time trial on Zwift's Sand to Sequoias course. Tibco-SVB won the women's event and Saris and The Pro's Closet won the men's event.

The Virtual Tour of the Gila continued with stage 2 on Saturday for a circuit race won by Lauren Stephens (TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) and Holden Comeau (Saris + Pros Closet), respectively.

The racing concludes with stage 3 on Sunday where the men's event starts at 11:00 CDT and the women's event starts at 1:00PM CDT. 

All stages will be streamed through Zwift Community Live and can be watched above.

The Virtual Tour of the Gila is being put on by Project Echelon, a unique combination of a pro cycling team and a charitable organisation that helps to equip and empower veterans to engage in physical activity, and produced by Zwift Community Live, with race commentary by Nathan Guerra and Dave Towle.

Last month the same group hosted a Virtual Redlands Classic, with professional eRacing team Saris + The Pro's Closet taking out the overall win with Holden Comeau over L39ion LA's Cory Williams on the first stage, and Landis-Trek's Alex Fraser- Maraun topping Williams again on the second stage.

The races bring together a racing-starved domestic peloton kept idle by the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch the race replays for each stage of the Virtual Tour of the Gila below.

Virtual Tour of the Gila stage 1  - video replay

Virtual Tour of the Gila stage 2 - video replay