Race 4 of the Digital Swiss 5 saw the riders complete a 37 kilometre virtual route from Oberlangenegg to Langnau. Representing the colours of Team Sunweb were Alberto Dainese, Nico Denz and Michael Matthews, equipped with their Cervélo bikes set up on Elite Cycling Trainers.
Michael Matthews did not hesitate in stamping his authority on the race and was by far the fastest out of the blocks. The Australian rider managed to maintain a fierce tempo throughout, keeping his rivals at bay over the two climbs.
However, an extremely well measured effort from Stefan Küng began to put Matthews’ lead in question. His seemingly insurmountable gap began to fall as the riders approached the virtual town of Langnau setting up an enthralling finale.
Despite his best efforts and a flurry of late attacks in the closing stages, Matthews was ultimately overtaken by the Swiss time trial specialist, finishing in second place at the line.