All sorts of live events have been postponed or flat-out cancelled in 2020 but many are being reimagined as immersive online experiences, including a virtual Tour de France. Usually, the professional road cycling competition is held in July and it has been pushed back to late August.
Zwift, the online cycling and running physical training program, will be hosting a virtual Tour de France over the course of three weekends starting July 4th—and professional cyclists will be competing. While the virtual event won't be an exact replica of the grueling road cycling competition, there will be six stages, each of which takes about an hour to complete. For the event, riders will see their virtual avatars cycling in Watopia, a fictional world with details taken from French coastal towns to enhance the atmosphere.
Professional Cyclists Will Be Competing in a Virtual Tour De France
Laura McQuarrie — June 29, 2020 — Tech