Ccyclists of the stature of Colombians Egan Bernal and Nairo Quintana, or British Chris Froome, will run starting next virtual virtual Tour de France through a game application, an initiative whose benefits will be destined for social purposes.
Along the three weekends participants complete six stages, many of them inspired by the journey that these days will have to be completed had it not been for the fact that the race was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The different stages, which they will ride on the rollers of their bikes connected to a platformThey will be between 22.9 and 48 kilometers long, Tour de France organizers said in a statement.
“I did not imagine a month of July without cycling,” said the director of the test, Christian Prudhomme.
The first of the stages will be held next Saturday and will have as a virtual stage the town of Nice, where the Tour should have started a week before and where it is scheduled to start on August 29.
The last day, than recreate the Champs-Elysées of Paris, the usual scene of the end of the Tour, will take place on July 19, one day after ascending Mont Ventoux.
The British have also signed up for this virtual test Geraint Thomas, the French Julian Alaphilippe, Warren Barguil y Romain Bardetthe australian Richie Portethe Belgian Greg Van Avermaet and the dutch Mathieu Van der Poel.
En el apartado femenino figuran Chlo Dygert, Anna van der Breggen, Chantal Blaak, Marianne Vos, Coryn Rivera, Marta Bastianelli, Lisa Brennauer, Kirsten Wild, Elisa Balsamo, Tiffany Cromwell, Lizzie Deignan y Audrey Cordon-Ragot