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40.1 Grand Prix Bad Homburg, a virtual-crit race week of charity and a 2,000 Euro prize purse.

July 20, 2020

The virtual race week of the

Bad Homburg, Germany, July 20th – The virtual race week of the “40.1 Grand Prix of Bad Homburg” will take place from July 20th to 26th on ROUVY! The events offer you the chance to ride alongside the German pros online in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. In addition, riders in the GP Homburg race will join the public testing of ROUVY drafting which will be activated in the race automatically.

Grand Prix Homburg, the Rotary Cycling Team of Homburg and ROUVY are proud to team up with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to launch a special charity pre-event called, “End Polio GP Bad Homburg”. Before  Sunday’s main race, riders can get a sneak peek at the augmented track during “End Polio GP Bad Homburg” – charity event which runs until Saturday at 18:00 CEST.Join the ride and motivate everyone to donate resources for the fight with polio disease. Each participant of the event using race mode will have a special End Polio jersey kit unlocked by Saturday evening. Already, the world has reduced Polio 99.99 percent in new incidences. In 2020, Pakistan and Afghanistan, however, have yet to be declared polio-free. Tax eligible donations are being accepted by the Homburg Rotary Cycling Team here.

The Rides to End Polio race opens and runs from Monday the 20th of July at 18:00 CEST and ends Saturday the 25th of July at 18:00 CEST on a relaxed 2km Bad Homburg course segment.

Sunday’s plan includes two races on the 40km, one for Juniors (a race for youths who are 17 years old or younger starts at 9:45 a.m. CEST).The Junior race offers the next generation of cyclists to show their stuff on the track.

The main Grand Prix (starting at 11:00 a.m. CEST). Riders of main Grand Prix Homburg have a chance to compete against Nils Politt (Israel Start-Up Nation), Simon Geschke (CCC) and Georg Zimmermann (CCC). The online races are hosted exclusively on ROUVY and seeks to inspire all cycling enthusiasts with its prize purse. Everyone has a chance to win cash or products from partners like Cannondale, Enve and many others! There will be random draws of the prizes and also a prizes for the fastest guys in the peloton. With the biggest prize pot awarded to amateur riders in digital cycling yet.

Riders have a chance to win valuable prizes with sponsored lap prizes. The main race is offering prizes with a total value of  € 1,430! For the junior race participants, prizes totaling to the value € 580 will be awarded!

Rouvy is keen to listen to the community recommendations. GP Homburg, will also feature the first public testing of ROUVY drafting feature. Surely, this special add during the laps will be riveting.

Event partners:

City of Bad Homburg, ABUS, Denfeld, Süwag, Vermarc, Continental, Enve, Avadent, Kur Royal, Cannondale, Nutrixxon, Enve, and Cannondale.

Race registration for the events will open up shortly in the ‘events section’ on rouvy.com/events.

About event organizer

The Rotary Club of Homburg is the local community of professional and amateur cyclists in the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban area, Germany.

https://www.rsc-bad-homburg.de/

For more information on this topic, please visit:

https://www.endpolio.org/

About ROUVY

ROUVY is one of the most popular providers of indoor training software solutions in the cycling community. ROUVY distinguishes itself from other providers thanks to realistic representations of the track simulations. These are based on real video recordings of the routes. Besides a variety of existing routes like the Furka Pass, the Stelvio or other cycling classics, ROUVY also offers a wide range of virtual events for the benefit of its user community.

https://rouvy.com/