There is no name Egan Bernal in the Team Ineos lineup in the eRace Classic virtual race entitled ‘ Tour of Tewit Well ‘, Saturday (6/6) tomorrow. In addition to the 2019 Tour de France champion, this agenda was also not followed by two other Ineos racers, namely Owain Doull and 2019 Giro d’Italia champion Richard Carapaz.
This is the second time Ineos has deployed eRace on the Zwift platform. The first edition of the virtual race took place successfully in mid-April. Rohan Dennis became the first eRace winner after conquering the Alpe du Zwift climb. The Australian rider carved a record time of 58 minutes 1 second.
In contrast to the first eRace taking place Watopia, the second eRace was held at the replica circuit of the 2019 World Championship road race route in Yorkshire. The terrain is rolling and has one KOM point. Drivers will take four laps with a total distance of 41.6 kilometers.
“A reinvention of the circuit of the 2019 road race World Championship, a virtual Yorkshire road, must provide a test for our drivers. While the rolling terrain also creates opportunities for dynamic and attacking races where team tactics can prove vital,” Team Ineos explained on its official website .
The 26 Ineos racers will be divided into six teams. Superstar Chris Froome is in Team 3 with Ian Stannard, Pavel Sivakov, and Sebastian Henao. Geraint Thomas defended Team 6 with Filippo Ganna, Gianni Moscon, Salvatore Puccio and Luke Rowe.
Meanwhile, Team 1 will be led by Dylan van Baarle. Michal Kwiatkowski was in Team 2, Dennis in Team 4, and Andrey Amador in Team 5.
The competition will start on Saturday at 17:00 BST, or around 23:00 WIB. The plan, a quick race of the top racers Ineos will be broadcast live on YouTube channels and Facebook Ineos. The race will be guided by two famous commentators from Eurosport, Rob Hatch and Matt Stephens.