Digital Swiss 5: Rohan Dennis wins stage 1

TAVIRA PORTUGAL FEBRUARY 21 Start Rohan Dennis of Australia and Team INEOS Faro Village during the 46th Volta ao Algarve 2020 Stage 3 a 2019Km stage from Faro to Tavira VAlgarve2020 on February 21 2020 in Tavira Portugal Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Rohan Dennis (Team Ineos) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Rohan Dennis (Team Ineos) carried his strong virtual racing form from the Ineos Alpe du Zwift race to triumph at race 1 of the Digital Swiss 5. The Australian dominated the mountainous 26.6km course, beating second-place man Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) by 1:10. James Whelan (EF Pro Cycling) rounded out the podium at 1:28.

Mathias Frank (AG2R La Mondiale) was the race's first casualty, failing to start after suffering an apparent mechanical or digital problem. 

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Brief results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rohan Dennis (Aus) Team Ineos 0:53:07
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sunweb 0:01:10
3James Whelan (Aus) EF Pro Cycling 0:01:28
4Chris Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:01:39
5Ben O'Connor (Aus) NTT Pro Cycling 0:02:04
6Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:02:17
7Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:37
8Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:03:14
9Lawson Craddock (USA) EF Pro Cycling 0:03:15
10Cameron Wurf (Aus) Team Ineos 0:03:35
11Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain-McLaren 0:03:49
12Michael Schär (Sui) CCC Team 0:03:57
13Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:04:34

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