WorldTour teams sign up for virtual races by the Tour de Suisse later this month

After the first online Tour of Flanders, pros will take on a series of virtual races

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A selection of the world’s best teams will do virtual battle in an online race series by the Tour de Suisse.

After Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) won the first ever virtual Tour of Flanders over the weekend, cycling stats organisation Velon has teamed up with the organisers of the Tour de Suisse to introduce a series of five new virtual races.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.