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Tour de Suisse, Rouvy and Velon team up for virtual cycling series

An example of Rouvy's augmented reality technology which allows riders to compete remotely (Photo: Rouvy/TdS)

The organisers behind the Tour de Suisse have become the latest rights-holders to turn to virtual alternatives to provide fans with sporting competition during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

Tour de Suisse, team-owned cycling promoter Velon and virtual cycling platform Rouvy have created the Digital Swiss 5, which will consist of five one-hour races taking place between April 22 and 26. The races will be broadcast live by SRG SSR, the Swiss public-service broadcaster.

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