The Virtual Tour of France was broadcast online via Youtube with all the regular broadcasters of the Tour de France also showing the action of the Watwia world of Zwift.
“This is a huge victory for us as a team,” said Tacey at the winner’s press conference.
“It gave us great coverage by winning the very first stage of the Women’s Virtual Tour de France. It’s incredible. It’s great for our team and it will be good to reimburse all of our sponsors for all the help they have given us. ”
In truth, Drops deserved their victory, Joscelin Lowden showing himself a constant performer in the climbs. She did enough to help move the team into the Queen of the Mountains jersey on a huge day for the British team.
“You just have to keep your power high and it helps you cross the hills a little easier. On the turbo, it’s also watts per kilo, ”said Tacey after the race.
“Halfway, I think it was the last KOM, me and my teammate Joscelin went for the queen of the mountains together. She got the first and the third, then I got an aero boost, so I thought about recording it.
“With 300m to go, my brother clicked on the power up for me and I gave it everything. Refueling. This gives us a huge boost in confidence for the rest of the. I can’t believe it, though. ”
The Women’s Virtual Tour of France continues on Sunday with a 29.5 km stage on Mount Watopia.
Yellow jersey. Red polka dot jersey. White jersey. # ColourTheRoad # CannondaleFamily # TDF2020 #TDFVirtual #TrustInToValue pic.twitter.com/bav98iqSuoJuly 4, 2020