Connect all over the world online Virtual bicycle race Utsunomiya October 18th 7:48


An event was held in Utsunomiya City on the night of the 17th to connect all over the world online and hold a virtual race on the Internet instead of the international bicycle race that was canceled due to the influence of the new coronavirus.

The "Japan Cup," an international bicycle race held every fall in Utsunomiya City, has been canceled due to the influence of the new coronavirus. Instead, the "Digital Japan Cup," which holds virtual races on the Internet, is held. Was held for the first time on the night of the 17th.

Approximately 40 professional bicycle athletes from Japan and overseas participated in the system, in which the distance traveled by a player riding a fixed bicycle on the spot and pedaling is estimated and the race develops on the Internet. ..

Of these, five athletes from Tochigi Prefecture participated in the race at the event plaza in Utsunomiya City, and continued to work for about an hour while sweating a lot.

On the large screen installed at the venue, images of the course used in the actual Japan Cup were displayed according to the development of the race, and people who visited the game enjoyed the atmosphere of the race through the images.

A man who came to watch the game from Tochigi City said, "I think we were able to connect to the world online because of the corona sickness. I would like to see not only bicycles but also other sports."