Oliver Naesen and Romain Bardet to be part of AG2R La Mondiale's roster for Digital Swiss 5
Apr 17 2020 03:17 am CET

Oliver Naesen and Romain Bardet to be part of AG2R La Mondiale's roster for Digital Swiss 5
Oliver Naesen and Romain Bardet to be part of AG2R La Mondiale's roster for Digital Swiss 5
AG2R La Mondiale © Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Oliver Naesen and Romain Bardet will be part of the AG2R La Mondiale's roster for the Digital Swiss 5 Race Series.

The virtual series of races will be held between the 22nd and the 26th of April over some routes that were going to be used for the 2020 Tour de Suisse. The competition will be organised by the Swiss race, Velon and the virtual racing platform Rouvy.

AG2R La Mondiale has already chosen the riders that will participate in each of the races. Only three cyclists per team can be at each of the races and they have been selected depending on the difficulty of the routes.

Race 1: Nans Peters, Mathias Frank and Aurelien Paret-Peintre.
Race 2: Alexis Gougeard, Silvan Dillier and Julien Duval.
Race 3: Alexis Vuillermoz, Romain Bardet and Larry Warbasse.
Race 4: Silvan Dillier, Oliver Naesen and Dorian Godon.
Race 5: Mikael Cherel, Pierre Latour and Ben Gastauer.

"I already tried out virtual cycling this winter, and I found it great when the weather does not allow you to train outside," said Frank. "So I am happy to participate in this event, even if it is not exactly the type of race we are used to doing. This will make it possible to catch up with friends in the peloton and put in some hard efforts.

"I know quite a few of the Swiss roads in real life and I think we will have to expect difficult stages. It will be nice to participate in this and a good way to gauge our level of fitness."




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