Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank gears up for first virtual Tour de France
With virtual events in full swing, Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank is gearing up for our biggest race to date: Zwift's virtual Tour de France! This six-day stage race, hosted in conjunction with Tour de France organizer, ASO, will take place over three weekends, starting on July 4. The races will be broadcast on ten different TV platforms across 130 countries, with each stage estimated to be about an hour long. Zwift and Global Cycling Network will be offering live coverage worldwide.
Tour de France stages
July 4 - Stage 1 is four laps of a hilly 9.1km Watopia circuit totaling 36.4km (22.6mi). Start time: 6 a.m. PDT.
July 5 - Stage 2 will be a tougher challenge. It's 29.5km (18.3mi), on a Watopia mountain course. Start time: 6 a.m. PDT.
July 11 - Moving to the new "France" world, created just for this race, Stage 3 is named R.G.V. and is two laps on a flat 24km circuit. Start time: 5:45 a.m. PDT.
July 12 - An undulating 46km (28.5mi) stage. The riders will complete two laps of a tough 22.9km circuit for a total elevation of 310m. Start time: 5:45 a.m. PDT.
July 18 - The queen stage finishes at Chalet Reynard, the halfway point up Mont Ventoux. The stage is 22.9km (14.3mi). Start time: 5:50 a.m. PDT.
July 19 - The final stage is six 6.6km laps of the Champs Elysées totaling 39.6km (24.2mi). Start time: 5:45 a.m. PDT.