The Tour de France Virtual, competition that results from a partnership between Zwift and ASO, the organizer of the French Grand Tour, will be broadcasted live on Eurosport. “The covid-19 pandemic changed the world tour, also affecting sports calendars. queen of world cycling, usually takes place in June, but this year the hid the real roads for the virtual ones ”, says the channel, which, before each broadcast, will remember some of the most striking stages of the last editions of the Tour.
The race, which starts this weekend and will take place over the first three weekends of July, “foresees the construction of new worlds in the simulator that recreate regions of France and the city of Paris”, resulting in a virtual setting that includes a visit to iconic French venues such as Mont Ventoux or Avenida dos Campos Elísios in Paris. The participation of 23 male and 17 female teams is confirmed, in a virtual competition that will bring together cycling names such as Christopher Froome, Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas, Marianne Vos, Nairo Quintana or Greg Van Avermaet. The comments are, as in the real Tour de France, by Gonçalo Moreira, Paulo Martins and Olivier Bonamici.