How the Digital Tour of Switzerland works and these are the participants | Right away

The Digital Tour of Switzerland – officially christened Digital Swiss 5 – is the largest and most prestigious digital cycling event currently being organised in the Corona crisis. Here you will find the program, the most important participants and other important information.

The drivers drive the race at home on their exercise bike, which is connected to the Internet. The Digital Swiss 5 will be broadcast live on television in Switzerland and can be watched live in several countries, in the Netherlands at the Nos.

On a television screen, the drivers watch each other live in action, in the form of an avatar in their team’s uniform. If the road runs up or down, the resistance on the exercise bike is automatically adjusted.

Viewers can follow the course live streamed and also see how the drivers make an effort through webcams. There can be no talk of team tactics, because drivers, for example, cannot keep their leader out of the wind. There are also no falls in the digital course.


The Digital Swiss 5 has five short stages of about one hour, starting daily at 16:00. The riders ride on part of the original route of the Tour of Switzerland. Three drivers are allowed to work per team every day. You can take turns so that a climber goes uphill and a timer takes a flat part of the stage.

April 22, first stage: Agarn-Leukerbad, 26.6 kilometers, 1,192 meters of altitude

April 23, second stage: Frauenfeld-Frauenfeld, 46 kilometers, 180 meters of altitude

April 24, third stage: Fiesch-Nufenenpass, 33.1 kilometers, 1,512 meters of altitude

April 25, fourth stage: Oberlangenegg-Langnau, 36.8 kilometers, 444 meters of altitude

April 26: fifth stage: Camperio-Disentis Sedrun, 36 kilometers, 950 meters of altitude

Only day winners are determined; the digital race has no general classification. No prize money will be paid.

Important participants

The sixteen participating WorldTour teams will line up about ten to twenty riders, each of whom will race a small part of the race. These are the most important participants.

Ag2r: Romain Bardet, Pierre Latour, Alexis Vuillermoz, Mathias Frank
Bahrain McLaren: Matej Mohoric, Wout Poels, Pello Bilbao, Sonny Colbrelli
BORA-hansgrohe: Emanuel Buchmann, Patrick Konrad, Lukas Pöstlberger, Lennard Kämna
CCC Team: Greg van Avermaet, Ilnur Zakarin, Simon Geschke, Michael Schär
Deceuninck-Quick-Step: Julian Alaphilippe, Remco Evenepoel, Bob Jungels, Zdenek Stybar
Education in the first place: Simon Clarke, Moreno Hofland, Magnus Cort
Groupama-FDJ: David Gaudu, Stefan Küng, Sébastian Reichenbach
Israel Start-up: André Greipel, Davide Cimolai, Rick Zabel, Daniel Navarro
Lotto Soudal: Tim Wellens, Tosh Van der Sande, Jasper De Buyst
Mitchelton-SCOTT: Esteban Chaves, Mikel Nieve, Adam Yates
Movistar: José Joaquin Rojas, Jürgen Roelandts, Nelson Oliveira
Ntt: Edvald Boasson Hagen, Victor Campenaerts, Roman Kreuziger, Louis Meintjes
Jumbo-Visma: Robert Gesink, Mike Teunissen, Prioz Roglic, Pascal Eenkhoorn
Sunweb: Wilco Kelderman, Michael Matthews, Nicholas Roche
Total Direct: Pim Ligthart, Rein Taaramae
Trek-Segafredo: Bauke Mollema, Koen de Kort, Vincenzo Nibali, Mads Pedersen