Gogl won the virtual 46.2km Cobbled Climbs in Richmond by 1.48secs ahead of Van Avermaet, with Van der Poel third for the second day in a row, 1.59secs behind.
It was an impressive afternoon for NTT, with Gogl’s team-mate Michael Valgren finishing fifth to help the team pick up 74 points - Alpecin Felix (70pts) and Mitchelton-Scott (69pts) were not far off the pace.
Watch the finish: Gogl holds off stellar cast to take Stage 2 in dramatic sprint finish
“It was a really tough start, from the beginning it was full gas. This was my first Zwift race. I was impressed how hard it was the first 10 minutes, then we were really good with Valvert.
"It was great tactics from us, Michael was pushing it out in front, then I could save myself for the sprint, I left everything out on the road there.”
He added: "I was a bit late with the warm-up today because you have to set up so many things – the webcam and everything – so I got in a bit in trouble and I think that’s why the start was even harder for me. In the first ten minutes, I thought ‘I’m super cooked’!
"I was actually happy to make the split and the first 14 guys at the start and then I could finally recover after that first big effort. We had great teamwork today too with Michael Valgren at the front in the last kilometre and unfortunately getting caught…"
On trying to remain focused, Gogl added: "You really have to focus on the steps at the side of the computer. I knew I had Michael [Valgren] in front on the road and I knew the guys have to react.
Then you really have to watch - as soon as a guy starts to ramp it up, you see the red numbers lighting up and you also have to accelerate. This is what I did, and focussed on, in the final. In truth it’s actually quite a realistic race feeling. You know the other guys are also suffering and that’s what makes it kind of cool.
How Gogl and Moolman Pasio conquered the cobbles in Tour for All
Both men's and women's racing will be screened each day between 1400 and 1600 BST with some of the best cycling teams in the world including Mitchelton-Scott, EF-Education, NTT, Alpecin-Fenix, Bahrain-McLaren, Canyon//SRAM Racing, CCC-Liv and Boels Dolmans competing for race honours. Teams and the top 25 riders will gain points across the week alongside a daily individual race winner. There will also be intermediate points on each stage and double points for the Top 10 on the Queen Stage (Stage 5).
All you need to know about Zwift's 'Tour for All'
Stages will range in distance from approximately 45km to 75km and approximately 400m and 1700m in elevation with race times estimated to be between 1hr 15min and 2hr, depending on the distance and elevation of each stage. Results will be points based and determined by the team’s performance and results for each stage.
The Tour for All professional racing series will open a month-long charity fundraising initiative that will see Zwift donate a total of $125,000 to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its COVID-19 crisis fund. An additional $125,000 can be unlocked once 250,000 people complete a stage of the Tour for All. The professional racing series is designed to showcase the mass-participation stages and encourage Zwifters to take part by riding some of the same courses that the pros have raced. For more information on Zwift’s Tour for All head to Ride - zwift.com/tfaride
Zwift Tour for All exhibition racing series coming to Eurosport
6th May - Stage 3
Our first mountain stage. We begin by taking Ocean Boulevard around to the reverse Hilly KOM, which is the first half of the Figure 8 route. Then it’s over to the Volcano and up to the top before descending down and heading to the Italian Villas then the Mayan Jungle for a reverse loop of the circuit. After climbing out of the jungle, we descend back to sea level, hit The Esses and spin a quick around the Volcano Circuit. Then it’s through downtown Watopia and out Ocean Boulevard once more to the forward Epic KOM. Our route finishes at the Epic KOM banner.
Course: Medio Fondo, Watopia. Elevation Gain: 981m (3220ft). Total distance: 72.9km (45.1miles)
7th May - Stage 4
We give everyone’s climbing legs a break with a mostly flat and fast stage. Enjoy it while it lasts because tomorrow is the Queen Stage!
Course: Sand and Sequoias, Watopia. Elevation Gain: 147m (482ft). Total distance: 42.6km (26.5miles)