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ROUVY announces Digital “LA VUELTA GRAND TOUR FAN SERIES” Start on Oct 22nd

October 20, 2020

Starting this week, the global cycling community will be competing virtually on the official real-life race courses of La Vuelta just like the pros. Following up on the announcement of “La Vuelta Virtual” by Unipublic, ROUVY has released the 8-stage digital version of the Spanish Grand Tour.

October 20, 2020 – Starting this week, the global cycling community will be competing virtually on the official real-life race courses of La Vuelta just like the pros. Following up on the announcement of “La Vuelta Virtual” by Unipublic, ROUVY has released the 8-stage digital version of the Spanish Grand Tour.  

Racing starts on October 22nd virtually on Molinos de Duero – La Laguna Negra stage. Cyclists and triathletes of all levels can test themselves and compare to the pros from the World Tour Teams! Athletes have the opportunity to ride some of the most impressive mountains in the world in 1:1 reality.

Experience the same incredible parcours that the professional riders face each day, as fans are invited to vote on La Vuelta’s social media for the route they would like to see for competition in the future. Routes are published here.

“It’s very exciting to be hosting the first digital edition of La Vuelta, we can’t wait to welcome athletes around the world onto the fantastic roads and stunning views that Spain offers.” says Petr Samek, CEO of ROUVY.

La Vuelta Virtual Grand Tour Challenge

The warm up and celebration of the Spanish Grand Tour on ROUVY starts with a 1-week Challenge that ends Oct 24th. Riders who complete the de la Rasa climb on ROUVY will be eligible to win VIP Tickets to go ‘behind the scenes’ of one of the La Vuelta stages to watch the race from the mechanics car or even a helicopter!

Registration for the Challenge is here.

Race virtually and feel like a pro!

Despite social distancing, fans can get close to the pros. Every day at 17:00 UTC, the international cycling community can compare themselves to the crème de la crème of cycling professionals on the same stage sections in the La Vuelta Virtual Race series. To expend the same effort as the pros for five days is certainly a new and unforgettable experience for anyone up for the challenge.

DATES OF DIGITAL RACES AND PARCOURS:

22.10. | Race 1 | STAGE 3   | Mollinos de Duero – La Laguna Negra

25.10. | Race 2 | STAGE 6   | Luz Saint Sauveur – Tourmalet

28.10. | Race 3 | STAGE 8   | Panzares – Alto de Moncalvillo

30.10. | Race 4 | STAGE 10 | Comillas – Suances

31.10. | Race 5 | STAGE 11 | San Marín – Alto de la Farrapona

01.11. | Race 6 | STAGE 12 | La vega – Alto de l’Angliru

03.11. | Race 7 | STAGE 13 | Muros – Miradoiro do Ézaro

07.11. | Race 8 | STAGE 17 | Baños de Montemayor – Alto de la Covatilla

Races start 17:00 UTC. The stages are running the same day as the pros riding it in the morning.

RACE FORMAT

The competition is open to anyone. Athletes of all levels are welcome to join. Mass start for all riders. Each day is an individual stand-alone single race with the overall individual standings based on points. Bike selection and drafting are available and always “ON”.

PRIZES

Prizes will be presented by ROUVY, WeLoveCycling, and Santini. Prize winners for some valuable prizes from the sponsors will be defined in the random draws, so every participant of the virtual tour races has a chance to win. Every stage winner will be presented with a custom red Santini-designed jersey and everyone who participates will unlock a special Santini jersey and receive a 20% discount in the Santini shop!

The first 3 winners of the general classification in both men and women will win a ROUVY subscription.

Cyclists wishing to participate in the La Vuelta series must have a smart trainer, bike, and device capable of using ROUVY, such as a phone, tablet, computer, or AppleTV, connected to the Internet. A valid ROUVY account is also required and new riders are offered an additional 14-day free trial to be part of the action.

Rules and registration now open: https://www.race.rouvy.com/

About ROUVY

ROUVY is a digital racing platform that brings the experience of real-life cycling competitions to your home. ROUVY offers thousands of exciting virtual roads to join the pro peloton online or compete with friends. Overlaying 3D avatars over the geo-synced video footage, ROUVY makes home training both realistic and fun. Cycling enthusiasts and the most demanding athletes are welcomed to cycle the world from home to stay fit or get ready for the next race!

www.rouvy.com