Successful world premiere of the first digital Pro-Cycling race series
The Digital Swiss 5 - Five races, five victories and five days of cycling at the highest level.
The Corona pandemic has not spared Switzerland's largest sporting event. The Tour de Suisse organisation, in agreement with all partners, has decided to cancel the Tour de Suisse 2020 early, despite authorities not yet imposing a ban on the event. This is the first time since the Second World War that the traditional event will not take place.
The decision was also made not to postpone the Tour de Suisse until later in the racing calendar, as this is not feasible in logistical and financial terms.
"It was with a heavy heart that we have made this decision due to the Corona pandemic. We are however convinced that it is the best solution to provide certainty and thus planning security for participants, fans and partners. For the Tour de Suisse, it is also an important step to ensure the continuation of this event in the future," explains Olivier Senn, Co-Managing Director of the Tour de Suisse organisation. "We would like to thank all sponsors, host cities, suppliers and our staff for their extraordinary support and solidarity. "
The Tour de Suisse, in cooperation with ROUVY and Velon, was organising the race event The Digital Swiss 5. This cycling event took place as a pro and fan race from 22nd to 26th April. The broadcast of the pro race started at 17:00 CET on SRF (Swiss Television) and was streamable worldwide. The fan races was organised at 7:00 p.m., following the race for professionals.