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2020 Digital Swiss 5

April 22 - April 26, 2020

Tour of Switzerland podium history | 2019 Edition | 2021 edition
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5

Here's the organizer's explanation: From 22nd to 26th April, The Digital Swiss 5 will put the future of indoor cycling on the podium. On this occasion, 19 professional teams from the World and Continental Tour will compete on routes of the actual Tour de Suisse. Every single athlete, competing alone at home but together with his teammates – a race that the sports world has never seen before.

Sunday, April 26: 5th & Final Stage, Camperio - Disentis Sedrun, 36 km

Stage 5 profile | Stage 5 start list | You can watch the race on Flobikes here

Rohan Dennis

Rohan Dennis gets his second victory in this year's Digital Swiss 5

The race: Here's the report from stage winner Rohan Dennis' Team INEOS.

Plato's Crito

Rohan Dennis powered to his second race win of the Digital Swiss 5 with an impressive climbing display on the final day.

Dennis set the pace from the start, took an early lead and was unable to be pegged back by any of his competitors in the early running, with Nico Roche (Team Sunweb) and Max Schachmann (Bora Hansgrohe) coming back into contention in the second half of the race.

In the final part of the race, Roche emerged as the biggest threat, but despite a large effort which reduced the gap to Dennis, he was unable to make up enough ground on the final climb as the World Time Trial champion measured his effort to claimed his second victory of the week.

Dennis’ second victory rounds off a strong week from Team INEOS, with two wins and two podium finishes across the five-race event.

Rohan Dennis:
“Today was a lot harder than stage one, but I had Nico chasing me and Schachmann as well and I went out quite hard and tried to hold on, but it wasn’t easy that’s for sure.

“I was doing a lot of calculations on the final climb to see if I could take some time from Nico in the slower parts, but he just kept going. I measured my effort to what he was doing and just kept a little bit in the tank in case he kicked in the end.”

Complete Results:

36.0 kilometers raced at an average speed of 36.323 km/hr

1 DENNIS Rohan Team INEOS 59min 28.0sec
2 ROCHE Nicholas Team Sunweb @ 11.8sec
3 VINGEGAARD Jonas Team Jumbo-Visma 37.5
4 HAMILTON Christopher Team Sunweb 45.2
5 SCHACHMANN Maximilian BORA-hansgrohe 49.0
6 HINDLEY Jai Team Sunweb 50.0
7 O' CONNOR Ben NTT Pro Cycling 59.4
8 ZAKARIN Ilnur CCC Team @ 1min 10.8sec
9 SCHULTZ Nick Mitchelton-SCOTT 1:16.6
10 FRANK Mathias Swiss National Team 1:31.8
11 POZZOVIVO Domenico NTT Pro Cycling 1:33.5
12 WHELAN James EF Pro Cycling 1:53.8
13 PICCOLI James Israel Start-Up Nation 2:12.6
14 GASTAUER Ben AG2R La Mondiale 2:25.5
15 CHEREL Mikaël AG2R La Mondiale 2:51.3
16 MADOUAS Valentin Groupama-FDJ 3:01.8
17 MANNION Gavin RALLY Cycling 3:10.1
18 REICHENBACH Sébastian Swiss National Team 3:52.4
19 VALTER Attila CCC Team 4:38.3
20 BROWN Nathan RALLY Cycling 4:42.2
21 CAVAGNA Remi Deceuninck-Quick Step 4:46.2
22 BADILATTI Matteo Swiss National Team 4:55.7
23 RUTSCH Jonas EF Pro Cycling 5:07.8
24 CHEVRIER Clément AG2R La Mondiale 5:13.4
25 RODRIGUEZ Carlos Team INEOS 5:17.0
26 SOUPE Geoffrey Total Direct Energie 5:21.8
27 CICCONE Guilio Trek-Segafredo 5:37.3
28 MOLLEMA Bauke Trek-Segafredo 5:40.7
29 WELLENS Tim Lotto Soudal 5:52.3
30 CALMEJANE Lilian Total Direct Energie 6:12.8
31 MADER Gino NTT Pro Cycling 6:16.1
32 GUGLIELMI Simon Groupama-FDJ 6:21.0
33 NIBALI Vincenzo Trek-Segafredo 7:03.1
34 ZEITS Andrey Mitchelton-SCOTT 7:09.4
35 SCHELLING Ide BORA-hansgrohe 8:18.6
36 THIJSSEN Gerben Lotto Soudal 8:18.9
37 KWIATKOWSKI Michal Team INEOS 8:41.9
38 FABBRO Matteo BORA-hansgrohe 9:13.4
39 SAMITIER Sergio Movistar Team 9:35.3
40 HAIG Jack Mitchelton-SCOTT 9:43.9
41 DEWULF Stan Lotto Soudal 9:47.7
42 TORRES Albert Movistar Team 9:53.3
43 ALMEIDA Joao Deceuninck-Quick Step 10:13.7
44 CAPECCHI Eros Bahrain McLaren 10:31.0
45 ALAPHILIPPE Julian Deceuninck-Quick Step 10:55.3
46 MASNADA Fausto CCC Team 11:27.4
47 CORT Magnus EF Pro Cycling 12:20.6
48 POELS Wout Bahrain McLaren 12:42.4
49 CIMOLAI Davide Israel Start-Up Nation 12:53.6
--- GAUDU David Groupama-FDJ DNF
--- CATAFORD Alexander Israel Start-Up Nation DNF
--- HARPER Chris Team Jumbo-Visma DNF
--- COUSIN Jerome Total Direct Energie DNF
--- BUITRAGO Santiago Bahrain McLaren DNS
--- CATALDO Dario Movistar Team DNS
--- DAL-CIN Matteo RALLY Cycling DNS
--- ROGLIC Primoz Team Jumbo-Visma DNS

Stage 5 profile:

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 start list:

Ag2r La Mondiale (FRA)
Mikaël Cherel
Clement Chevrier
Ben Gastauer
Bahrain McLaren (BRN)
Eros Capecchi
Santiago Buitrago Sanchez
Wout Poels
BORA-hansgrohe (GER)
Matteo Fabbro
Max Schachmann
Ide Schelling
CCC Team (POL)
Fausto Masnada
Attila Valter
Ilnur Zakarin
Deceuninck-Quick Step (BEL)
Julian Alaphilippe
João Almeida
Rémi Cavagna
EF Pro Cycling (USA)
Magnus Cort
Jonas Rutsch
James Whelan
Groupama-FDJ (FRA)
David Gaudu
Simon Gugliemi
Valentin Madouas
Israel Start-Up Nation (ISR)
Alexander Cataford
Davide Cimolai
James Piccoli
Lotto Soudal (BEL)
Stan Dewulf
Gerben Thijssen
Tim Wellens
Mitchelton-SCOTT (AUS)
Jack Haig
Nick Schultz
Andrey Zeits
Movistar Team (ESP)
Dario Cataldo
Sergio Samitier
Albert Torres
NTT Pro Cycling (RSA)
Gino Mader
Ben O’Connor
Domenico Pozzovivo
RALLY Cycling (USA)
Nate Brown
Matteo Dal-Cin
Gavin Mannion
Rohan Dennis
Michal Kwiatkowski
Carlos Rodriguez
Team Jumbo-Visma (NED)
Chris Harper
Primož Roglič
Jonas Vingegaard
Team Sunweb (GER)
Chris Hamilton
Jai Hindley
Nico Roche
Total Direct Energie (FRA)
Lilian Calmejeane
Jérome Cousin
Geoffrey Soupe
Trek-Segafredo (USA)
Guilio Ciccone
Bauke Mollema
Vincenzo Nibali
Swiss National Team (SUI)
Matteo Badilatti
Matthias Frank
Sébastien Reichenbach

Saturday, April 25: Stage 4, Oberlangenegg - Langnau, 36.76 km

Stage 4 profile | Stage 4 start list | You can watch the race on Flobikes here

Stefan Kung

Stefan Küng takes the fourth stage.

The race: Here's the report from second-place Michael Matthews' Team Sunweb.

Melanoma: It Started with a Freckle

Race 4 of the Digital Swiss 5 saw the riders complete a 37 kilometre virtual route from Oberlangenegg to Langnau. Representing the colours of Team Sunweb were Alberto Dainese, Nico Denz and Michael Matthews, equipped with their Cervélo bikes set up on Elite Cycling Trainers.

Michael Matthews did not hesitate in stamping his authority on the race and was by far the fastest out of the blocks. The Australian rider managed to maintain a fierce tempo throughout, keeping his rivals at bay over the two climbs.

However, an extremely well measured effort from Stefan Küng began to put Matthews’ lead in question. His seemingly insurmountable gap began to fall as the riders approached the virtual town of Langnau setting up an enthralling finale.

Despite his best efforts and a flurry of late attacks in the closing stages, Matthews was ultimately overtaken by the Swiss time trial specialist, finishing in second place at the line.

Speaking after the race Matthews said: “It was another super hard virtual race. My tactic was to go out early and see if I could hold them off. It seemed like it was going to work, but at around five kilometres to go, Stefan was closing in. I tried to keep the pressure on and tried some softening up attacks to see if I could crack him a little bit. Unfortunately he didn’t and he caught me with two kilometres to go. These TT guys just know the power they need to hold to the finish and know how to sustain it. My only option was to try something different and attack him when he came close. It was another really good race for the team with another podium today.”

Complete Results:

36.76 kilometers raced at an average speed of 47.896 km/hr

1 KÜNG Stefan Swiss National Team 46min 3.2sec
2 MATTHEWS Michael Team Sunweb @ 6.7sec
3 HAYTER Ethan Team INEOS 43.9
4 VAN AVERMAET Greg CCC Team 57.7
5 GOGL Michael NTT Pro Cycling @ 1min 0.1sec
6 DILLIER Silvan AG2R La Mondiale 1:42.5
7 SVENDSEN FOSS Tobias Team Jumbo-Visma 1:48.5
8 BASSETT Stephen RALLY Cycling 1:55.5
9 LUDVIGSSON Tobias Groupama-FDJ 1:57.1
10 VAN HOOYDONCK Nathan CCC Team 2:00.8
11 SKUJINS Toms Trek-Segafredo 2:26.6
12 GODON Dorian AG2R La Mondiale 2:28.4
13 DE BUYST Jasper Lotto Soudal 2:28.7
14 VAN DER SANDE Tosh Lotto Soudal 2:30.7
15 TRATNIK Jan Bahrain McLaren 2:44.6
16 CAMPENAERTS Victor NTT Pro Cycling 2:48.3
17 NAESEN Oliver AG2R La Mondiale 2:52.3
18 CLARKE Will Trek-Segafredo 2:53.0
19 DAL-CIN Matteo RALLY Cycling 2:58.2
20 RUTSCH Jonas EF Pro Cycling 2:59.2
21 GREIPEL Andre Israel Start-Up Nation 3:00.8
22 CORT Magnus EF Pro Cycling 3:01.1
23 VAN HOECKE Gijs CCC Team 3:09.3
24 BAUER Jack Mitchelton-SCOTT 3:13.4
25 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald NTT Pro Cycling 3:31.6
26 IMPEY Daryl Mitchelton-SCOTT 3:34.1
27 SWIFT Ben Team INEOS 3:41.9
28 DE CLERCQ Tim Deceuninck-Quick Step 3:45.6
29 JACOBS Johan Movistar Team 4:06.4
30 IMHOF Claudio Swiss National Team 4:14.2
31 LADAGNOUS Matthieu Groupama-FDJ 4:17.2
32 ŠTYBAR Zdeněk Deceuninck-Quick Step 4:18.8
33 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas BORA-hansgrohe 4:24.1
34 CULLAIGH Gabriel Movistar Team 4:27.6
35 BENNETT Sean EF Pro Cycling 4:35.9
36 DAINESE Alberto Team Sunweb 4:42.6
37 JANSEN Amund Team Jumbo-Visma 4:47.9
38 BOLE Grega Bahrain McLaren 4:49.4
39 ASGREEN Kasper Deceuninck-Quick Step 5:02.4
40 DENZ Nico Team Sunweb 5:47.2
41 MAES Nikolas Lotto Soudal 5:55.7
42 ALBASINI Michael Swiss National Team 6:17.6
43 CATAFORD Alexander Israel Start-Up Nation 6:21.6
44 ARMIRAIL Bruno Groupama-FDJ 6:56.0
45 NIV Guy Israel Start-Up Nation 7:00.3
46 OLIVEIRA Nelson Movistar Team 8:00.5
47 LIGTHART Pim Total Direct Energie 8:42.1
48 MARTENS Paul Team Jumbo-Visma 8:46.5
49 LAAS Martin BORA-hansgrohe 9:26.9
50 GAMPER Patrick BORA-hansgrohe 9:29.9
51 QUARTERMAN Charlie Trek-Segafredo 10:30.3
52 ANDERSON Ryan RALLY Cycling 10:31.3
53 SIMON Julien Total Direct Energie 10:38.0
54 TURGIS Anthony Total Direct Energie 11:18.6
CORTINA Ivan Bahrain McLaren DNF
JUUL JENSEN Christopher Mitchelton-SCOTT DNF

Stage 4 profile:

Stage 4 profile

Stage four start list:

Ag2r La Mondiale (FRA)
Silvan Dillier
Dorian Godon
Oliver Naesen
Bahrain McLaren (BRN)
Grega Bole
Ivan Garcia Cortina
Jan Tratnik
BORA-hansgrohe (GER)
Patrick Gamper
Martin Laas
Lukas Pöstleberger
CCC Team (POL)
Greg Van Avermaet
Gijs Van Hoecke
Nathan Van Hooydonck
Deceuninck-Quick Step (BEL)
Kasper Asgreen
Tim De Clercq
Zdenek Štybar
EF Pro Cycling (USA)
Sean Bennett
Magnus Cort
Jonas Rutsch
Groupama-FDJ (FRA)
Bruno Armirail
Matthieu Ladagnous
Tobais Ludvigsson
Israel Start-Up Nation (ISR)
Alexander Cataford
André Greipel
Guy Niv
Lotto Soudal (BEL)
Jasper De Buyst
Nikolas Maes
Tosh Van Der Sande
Mitchelton-SCOTT (AUS)
Jack Bauer
Daryl Impey
Chris Juul Jensen
Movistar Team (ESP)
Gabriel Cullaigh
Johan Jacobs
Nelson Oliveira
NTT Pro Cycling (RSA)
Edvald Boassen Hagen
Victor Campanaerts
Michael Gogl
RALLY Cycling (USA)
Ryan Anderson
Stephen Bassett
Matteo Dal-Cin
Ethan Hayter
Luke Rowe
Ben Swift
Team Jumbo-Visma (NED)
Tobias Foss
Amund Grøndahl Jansen
Paul Martens
Team Sunweb (GER)
Alberto Dainese
Nico Denz
Michael Matthews
Total Direct Energie (FRA)
Pim Ligthart
Julien Simon
Anthony Turgis
Trek-Segafredo (USA)
Will Clarke
Charlie Quarterman
Toms Skujins
Swiss National Team (SUI)
Michael Albasini
Stefan Küng
Claudio Imhof

Friday, April 24: Stage 3, Fiesch - Nufenenpass, 33.1 km

Stage 3 profile | Stage 3 start list | You can watch the race on Flobikes here

Nicholas Roche

Nicolas Roche wins the third stage.

The race: Here's the report from winner Nicholas Roche's Team Sunweb

Story of the Giro d'Italia volume 2

Race 3 of the Digital Swiss 5 saw the peloton take on a mixed bag of terrain, with a testing 33 kilometres from a virtual Fiesch to Nufenenpass to contend with. Chris Hamilton, Wilco Kelderman and Nicholas Roche were in action for the team, with their Cervélo bikes set up on Elite Cycling trainers, ready for another hour of tough racing.

Like in previous days, today’s racing got off to a scintillating pace with a number of riders pushing over eight watts per kilogram for the opening few kilometres. After their impressive second and fourth places in Race 1, Roche and Hamilton were to the fore in the early stages and they both picked their way through the pack and up the standings.

The riders charged along in ones and twos along the valley roads before making the turn onto the Nufenenpass. Leading onto the climb after a very impressive display on the flatter roads beforehand, Roche continued to put the power through the pedals as the road continued to rise, extending his gap over the opposition. Behind, Hamilton continued to make progress through the bunch and soon moved into fifth place.

With everyone giving it their all on the stinging slopes, Roche managed to hold on to take a commanding win, with Hamilton climbing into fourth place once again at the finish.

Speaking after the race Roche said: “That was a very, very difficult and intense race; it was on from the beginning. I just had to pace myself because I had Kwiatkowski, Zakarin and Warbasse just behind me on the climb. I could see I wasn’t able to gain much space on them but I was riding steadily and basing my effort on them behind. The climb and effort was a bit longer than I expected and the last three kilometres were absolutely horrible. I’m quite happy, it was a good effort for us and the team; I wanted to commit to this and I’m happy it’s worked out.”

Team Sunweb coach Luke Roberts added: “The guys are really enjoying the online races; in particular the guys who in the current circumstances can’t get out to train on the roads. It’s nice for them to be able to mix up their indoor efforts with some good competition. We can see that the guys like Nicholas, Chris and Michael [Matthews], who have been doing quite a lot of work on their indoor trainers the past few weeks are quite accustomed to it and benefiting from it when going into these online races. We’ve seen a great effort from Nicholas the first day, Michael yesterday and Nicholas has come away with the victory today. It’s going great for the boys and I’m sure they’re really enjoying it.”

Complete Results:

33.1 kilometers raced at an average speed of 27.513 km/hr

1 ROCHE Nicholas Team Sunweb 1hr 12min 11.2sec
2 ZAKARIN Ilnur CCC Team @ 1min 10.6sec
3 WARBASSE Larry AG2R La Mondiale 1:17.9
4 HAMILTON Christopher Team Sunweb 1:40.2
5 WHELAN James EF Pro Cycling 1:51.3
6 KWIATKOWSKI Michal Team INEOS 2:04.8
7 PERNSTEINER Hermann Bahrain McLaren 2:30.7
8 MEINTJES Louis NTT Pro Cycling 2:54.6
9 TAARAMAE Rein Total Direct Energie 3:08.3
10 MANNION Gavin RALLY Cycling 3:25.3
11 MADOUAS Valentin Groupama-FDJ 3:36.4
12 VINGEGAARD Jonas Team Jumbo-Visma 4:39.3
13 BUCHMANN Emanuel BORA-hansgrohe 4:53.3
14 BADILATTI Matteo Israel Start-Up Nation 5:05.8
15 KUSS Sepp Team Jumbo-Visma 6:17.9
16 YATES Simon Mitchelton-SCOTT 6:33.8
17 ARCAS Jorge Movistar Team 6:38.0
18 DILLIER Silvan Swiss National Team 6:53.6
19 HAGEN Carl Fredrik Lotto Soudal 6:56.3
20 BAGIOLI Andrea Deceuninck-Quick Step 7:09.5
21 FRANK Mathias AG2R La Mondiale 7:10.7
22 KELDERMAN Wilco Team Sunweb 7:17.1
23 BARTA William CCC Team 7:25.6
24 ROJAS Jose Joaquin Movistar Team 7:25.9
25 HAMILTON Lucas Mitchelton-SCOTT 8:06.7
26 SCHURTER Nino Swiss National Team 8:10.4
27 IVERSEN Rasmus Lotto Soudal 8:15.1
28 MULLEN Ryan Trek-Segafredo 8:28.4
29 RODRIGUEZ Carlos Team INEOS 8:51.7
30 SICARD Romain Total Direct Energie 9:13.2
31 MORTON Lachlan EF Pro Cycling 9:22.6
32 EG Nicolas Trek-Segafredo 9:38.0
33 DE LA PARTE Victor CCC Team 9:52.5
34 CRAS Steff Lotto Soudal 10:00.0
35 KING Ben NTT Pro Cycling 10:18.7
36 KREUZIGER Roman NTT Pro Cycling 10:40.3
37 YATES Adam Mitchelton-SCOTT 10:52.2
38 RENARD Alexis Israel Start-Up Nation 11:05.6
39 COLOMBO Filippo Swiss National Team 11:29.3
40 LUDVIGSSON Tobias Groupama-FDJ 12:30.1
41 GRELLIER Fabien Total Direct Energie 12:48.7
42 CONCI Nicola Trek-Segafredo 13:22.2
43 FABBRO Matteo BORA-hansgrohe 14:04.6
44 JUNGELS Bob Deceuninck-Quick Step 14:49.8
45 CAPECCHI Eros Bahrain McLaren 15:59.4
46 BROWN Nathan RALLY Cycling 16:50.5
47 MARTIN Daniel Israel Start-Up Nation 17:00.4
48 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan Team INEOS 26:51.1
49 KONRAD Patrick BORA-hansgrohe 28:42.0
50 ANDERSON Ryan RALLY Cycling 33:11.2
51 CRADDOCK Lawson EF Pro Cycling 37:23.8
LATOUR Pierre AG2R La Mondiale DSQ
MOHORIČ Matej Bahrain McLaren DNF
CATTANEO Mattia Deceuninck-Quick Step DNF
GAUDU David Groupama-FDJ DNF
CARRETERO Hector Movistar Team DNF
ROGLIC Primoz Team Jumbo-Visma DNF

Stage 3 profile:

Stage 3 profile

Stage three start list:

Ag2r La Mondiale (FRA)
Romain Bardet
Pierre Latour
Larry Warbasse
Bahrain McLaren (BRN)
Eros Capecchi
Matej Mohoric
Hermann Pernsteiner
BORA-hansgrohe (GER)
Emanuel Buchmann
Matteo Fabbro
Patrick Konrad
CCC Team (POL)
Will Barta
Victor De La Parte
Ilnur Zakarin
Deceuninck-Quick Step (BEL)
Andrea Bagioli
Mattia Cattaneo
Bob Jungels
EF Pro Cycling (USA)
Lawson Craddock
Lachlan Morton
James Whelan
Groupama-FDJ (FRA)
David Gaudu
Tobias Ludvigsson
Valentin Madouas
Israel Start-Up Nation (ISR)
Matteo Badilatti
Dan Martin
Alexis Renard
Lotto Soudal (BEL)
Steff Crass
Carl Fredrik Hagen
Rasmus Iversen
Mitchelton-SCOTT (AUS)
Lucas Hamilton
Adam Yates
Simon Yates
Movistar Team (ESP)
Jorgé Arcas
Hector Carretero
José Joaquin Rojas
NTT Pro Cycling (RSA)
Ben King
Roman Kreuziger
Louis Meintjes
RALLY Cycling (USA)
Ryan Anderson
Nate Brown
Gavin Mannion
Jonathan Castroviejo
Michal Kwiatkowski
Carlos Rodriguez
Team Jumbo-Visma (NED)
Sepp Kuss
Primož Roglič
Jonas Vingegaard
Team Sunweb (GER)
Chris Hamilton
Nico Roche
Wilco Kelderman
Total Direct Energie (FRA)
Fabien Grellier
Romain Sicard
Rein Taaramae
Trek-Segafredo (USA)
Nicola Conci
Niklas Eg
Ryan Mullen
Swiss National Team (SUI)
Filippo Colombo
Silvan Dillier
Nino Schurter

Thursday, April 23: Stage 2, Frauenfeld - Frauenfeld, 4 laps of 11.5 km = 46.0 km

Stage 2 profile | Stage two start list | You can watch the race on Flobikes here

Stefan Kung

Stefan Küng wins stage two.

Complete Results:

46 kilometers raced at an average speed of 46.387 km/hr

1 KÜNG Stefan Groupama-FDJ 54min 30.1sec
2 GANNA Filippo Team INEOS @ 47.1sec
3 MATTHEWS Michael Team Sunweb @ 1min 28.6sec
4 VAN AVERMAET Greg CCC Team 1:32.5
5 DAL-CIN Matteo RALLY Cycling 2:24.3
6 BASSETT Stephen RALLY Cycling 2:30.8
7 TILLER Rasmus NTT Pro Cycling 2:40.9
8 GRADEK Kamil CCC Team 2:42.8
9 SCHÄR Michi Swiss National Team 2:47.1
10 DOCKER Mitch EF Education First 3:21.2
11 WALSCHEID Max NTT Pro Cycling 3:30.7
12 GAMPER Patrick BORA-hansgrohe 3:54.7
13 FRISON Frederik Lotto Soudal 4:11.4
14 ZUKOWSKY Nickolas RALLY Cycling 4:30.7
15 IMHOF Claudio Swiss National Team 4:32.6
16 VERMEERSCH Florian Lotto Soudal 4:41.1
17 VAN HOECKE Gijs CCC Team 4:44.5
18 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald NTT Pro Cycling 4:57.9
19 TRATNIK Jan Bahrain McLaren 5:01.5
20 JACOBS Johan Movistar Team 5:03.1
21 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas BORA-hansgrohe 5:04.8
22 DAINESE Alberto Team Sunweb 5:12.0
23 THOMAS Benjamin GroupamaFDJ 5:14.5
24 SCOTSON Callum Mitchelton-SCOTT 5:40.0
25 DILLIER Silvan AG2R La Mondiale 5:50.7
26 THEUNS Edward Trek-Segafredo 5:55.5
27 PEDERSEN Mads Trek-Segafredo 6:02.4
28 DENZ Nico Team Sunweb 6:15.7
29 MAITRE Florian Total Direct Energie 6:35.4
30 HEPBURN Michael Mitchelton-SCOTT 6:51.0
31 HOFLAND Moreno EF Education First 7:03.2
32 CAVAGNA Remi Deceuninck-Quick Step 7:08.7
33 DUVAL Julien AG2R La Mondiale 7:20.5
34 LIENHARD Fabian Groupama-FDJ 7:27.1
35 JANSEN Amund Team Jumbo-Visma 7:35.6
36 BENNETT Sam Deceuninck-Quick Step 7:45.5
37 PICCOLI James Israel Start-Up Nation 7:54.7
38 MORKOV Michael Deceuninck-Quick Step 8:04.2
39 CARDIS Romain Total Direct Energie 8:12.1
40 ZABEL Rick Israel Start-Up Nation 8:40.3
41 LIEPINS Emils Trek-Segafredo 8:45.7
42 BISSEGGER Stefan Swiss National Team 9:04.7
43 ALBASINI Michael Mitchelton-SCOTT 9:12.0
44 BAUHAUS Phil Bahrain McLaren 9:18.8
45 CIMOLAI Davide Israel Start-Up Nation 9:37.0
46 TEUNISSEN Mike Team Jumbo-Visma 10:34.3
47 LAAS Martin BORA-hansgrohe 10:48.7
48 STANNARD Ian Team INEOS 11:14.4
49 CULLAIGH Gabriel Movistar Team 16:33.2
50 MANZIN Lorrenzo Total Direct Energie 19:13.6
51 EENKHOORN Pascal Team Jumbo-Visma 21:29.4
52 CORTINA Ivan Bahrain McLaren 23:58.7
53 VAN GOETHEM Brian Lotto Soudal 26:55.2
--- GOUGEARD Alexis AG2R La Mondiale DNF
--- SCULLY Tom EF Education First DNF
--- ROELANDTS Jurgen Movistar Team DNS

Stage 2 profile:

Stage 2 profile

Stage two start list:

Ag2r La Mondiale (FRA)
Silvan Dillier
Julien Duval
Alexis Gougeard

Bahrain McLaren (BRN)
Phil Bauhaus
Ivan Garcia Cortina
Jan Tratnik

BORA-hansgrohe (GER)
Lukas Pöstlberger
Martin Laas
Patrick Gamper

CCC Team (POL)
Kamil Gradek
Greg Van Avermaet
Gjis Van Hoecke

Deceuninck-Quick Step (BEL)
Sam Bennett
Rémi Cavagna
Michael Mørkøv

EF Pro Cycling (USA)
Mitch Docker
Moreno Hofland
Tom Scully

Groupama-FDJ (FRA)
Stefan Küng
Fabian Lienhard
Benjamin Thomas

Israel Start-Up Nation (ISR)
Alexander Cataford
Davide Cimolai
James Piccoli

Lotto Soudal (BEL)
Frederik Frison
Brian Van Goethem
Florian Vermeersch

Mitchelton-SCOTT (AUS)
Michael Albasini
Michael Hepburn
Callum Scotson

Movistar Team (ESP)
Gabriel Cullaigh
Johan Jacobs
Jurgen Roelandts

NTT Pro Cycling (RSA)
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Rasmus Tiller
Max Walscheid

RALLY Cycling (USA)
Stephen Bassett
Matteo Dal-Cin
Nickolas Zukowsky

Filippo Ganna
Chris Lawless
Ian Stannard

Team Jumbo-Visma (NED)
Pascal Eenkhoorn
Amund Grøndahl Jansen
Mike Teunissen

Team Sunweb (GER)
Alberto Dainese
Nico Denz
Michael Matthews

Total Direct Energie (FRA)
Romain Cardis
Florian Maitre
Lorenzo Manzin

Trek-Segafredo (USA)
Mads Pedersen
Edward Theuns
Emils Liepiņš

Swiss National Team (SUI)
Stefan Bissegger
Clauidio Imhof
Michael Schâr

Wednesday, April 22: Stage 1, Agarn-Leukerbad, 26.6 km

Stage one profile | Stage one start list | You can watch it on Flobikes here

Rohan Dennis

Rohan Dennis wins the first stage.

The race: Here's the report from winner Rohan Dennis' Team INEOS

Tour de France: 2019

Rohan Dennis continued his great form in e-racing to claim victory in the opening event of the Digital Swiss 5.

The Velon event saw 19 teams each enter three riders, tackling a mountainous course that featured real roads from the Tour de Suisse.

Dennis, fresh from his recent win versus his teammates in the inaugural Team INEOS eRace, started at a strong pace before edging into the lead on the first climb.

After overhauling Jimmy Whelan (EF Pro Cycling), Dennis began to extend his lead, setting an impressive pace to push his advantage out to beyond a minute. His eventual winning margin over Nicolas Roche (Team Sunweb) was 1:09.

Cameron Wurf was another rider to start strongly, holding an early third place before eventually securing an impressive top-10 finish. Carlos Rodriguez was the third rider in action on the day, with another three riders set to be announced on Thursday morning, ahead of race two in the afternoon.

Rohan Dennis:
“It feels pretty good. It was more or less a 53-minute time trial. Obviously aerodynamics doesn’t come into play but weight does. It’s all about the power to weight – so it’s good to know that the training that I’m doing right now is really working for my time trialling in particular.

“I’m not going to lie, it was hard. My legs were cramped and in the last 10-15mins I was feeling it. I just don’t think I felt it as much as some other people might. But don’t get me wrong, that hurt!”


26.6 kilometers raced at an average speed of 28.957 km/hr

1 DENNIS Rohan Team INEOS 53min 7.4sec
2 ROCHE Nicholas Team Sunweb @ 1min 9.7sec
3 WHELAN James EF Education First 01:28.1
4 HAMILTON Christopher Team Sunweb 01:38.7
5 O' CONNOR Ben NTT Pro Cycling 02:03.7
6 DURBRIDGE Luke Mitchelton-SCOTT 02:17.4
7 EVENEPOEL Remco Deceuninck-Quick Step 02:37.4
8 SERRY Pieter Deceuninck-Quick Step 03:14.4
9 CRADDOCK Lawson EF Education First 03:15.1
10 WURF Cameron Team INEOS 03:35.1
11 BILBAO Pello Bahrain McLaren 03:49.4
12 SCHÄR Michi CCC Team 03:57.2
13 MOLARD Rudy Groupama-FDJ 04:33.9
14 PARET-PEINTRE Aurélien AG2R La Mondiale 04:55.6
15 MANNION Gavin RALLY Cycling 05:07.9
16 VALTER Attila CCC Team 05:10.0
17 BADILATTI Matteo Israel Start-Up Nation 05:11.2
18 KELDERMAN Wilco Team Sunweb 05:12.3
19 HOLLENSTEIN Reto Israel Start-Up Nation 05:18.0
20 GESINK Robert Team Jumbo-Visma 05:37.6
21 HOWSON Damien Mitchelton-SCOTT 05:51.6
22 AFFINI Edoardo Mitchelton-SCOTT 06:01.0
23 MEINTJES Louis NTT Pro Cycling 06:06.0
24 FROIDEVAUX Robin Swiss National Team 06:13.8
25 CLARKE Simon EF Education First 06:23.4
26 RODRIGUEZ Carlos Team INEOS 06:29.7
27 MADER Gino NTT Pro Cycling 06:36.5
28 SICARD Romain Total Direct Energie 06:38.4
29 ZUKOWSKY Nickolas RALLY Cycling 06:48.4
30 ARMÉE Sander Lotto Soudal 06:50.7
31 VANHOUCKE Harm Lotto Soudal 07:03.0
32 SAMITIER Sergio Movistar Team 07:05.8
33 VERSCHAEVE Viktor Lotto Soudal 07:06.9
34 VERONA Carlos Movistar Team 07:07.3
35 KUSS Sepp Team Jumbo-Visma 07:41.0
36 FRANKINY Kilian Groupama-FDJ 07:51.5
37 SCHELLING Ide BORA-hansgrohe 08:13.6
38 ERVITI Imanol Movistar Team 08:16.8
39 COLOMBO Filippo Swiss National Team 08:16.9
40 POELS Wout Bahrain McLaren 08:22.6
41 MOLLEMA Bauke Trek-Segafredo 08:30.3
42 BENNETT George Team Jumbo-Visma 08:32.7
43 BRAMBILLA Gianluca Trek-Segafredo 08:36.2
44 REICHENBACH Sébastian Groupama-FDJ 08:43.0
45 GESCHKE Simon CCC Team 08:53.3
46 OURSELIN Paul Total Direct Energie 08:57.8
47 PETERS Nans AG2R La Mondiale 09:30.8
48 DEVENYNS Dries Deceuninck-Quick Step 10:01.0
49 RENARD Alexis Israel Start-Up Nation 11:37.0
50 LIENHARD Fabian Swiss National Team 12:38.0
51 KÄMNA Lennard BORA-hansgrohe 12:51.5
52 CALMEJANE Lilian Total Direct Energie 12:57.3
53 FABBRO Matteo BORA-hansgrohe 13:44.8
54 BUITRAGO Santiago Bahrain McLaren 15:52.5
55 NIBALI Antonio Trek-Segafredo 18:55.8
--- BROWN Nathan RALLY Cycling ---

Stage 1 profile:

Stage one profile


Stage one startlist:

Ag2R la Mondiale
Mathias FRANK
Matteo Fabbro
Ide Schelling
Lennard Kämna
CCC Team
Schär Michael
Attila Valter
Simon Geschke
Deceuninck - Quick-Step Team
Remco Evenepoel
Pieter Serry
Dries Devenyns
EF Pro Cycling
Simon Clarke
James Whelan
Lawson Craddock
Kilian Frankiny
Sébastian Reichenbach
Rudy Molard
Israel Start-Up Nation
Lotto Soudal
Harm Vanhoucke
Sander Armée
Viktor Verschaeve
Luke Durbridge
Edoardo Affini
Damian Howson
Movistar Team
NTT Pro Cycling
Ben O' Connor
Gino Mader
Louis Meintjes
Team Bahrain McLaren
Pello Bilbao
Wout Poels
Santiago Buitrago Sanchez
Rohan Dennis
Cameron Wurf
Carlos Rodriguez
Team Jumbo-Visma
George Bennett
Robert Gesink
Sepp Kuss
Team Sunweb
Chris Hamilton
Nicholas Roche
Wilco Kelderman
Bauke Mollema
Antonio Nibali
Gianluca Brambilla
Rally Cycling
Nathan BROWN
Total Direct Energie
Swiss National Team
Filippo Colombo
Froidevaux Robin
Fabian Lienhard