ROUVY Launches Online Group Rides With TORTOUR
February 12, 2020
Switzerland / Czech Republic, February 12, 2019 – ROUVY and TORTOUR ultra-cycling marathon race are launching a series of online events. The partnership sets a new standard of preparation for the race event, making the most of the racecourses available for reconnaissance pre-rides virtually before the actual races take place.
TORTOUR is the largest cycling ultra-marathon series in the world. “Overcoming” is the word to describe its race events: Ultra (1,000 km. non-stop), Challenge (520 km. non-stop), Sprint (390 km. non-stop) and Gravel (200 km., 3 stages). The partnership started with the running of the TORTOUR DIGITAL CYCLING CHALLENGE, where riders can win start packages or branded race kits. All online events are hosted on the 1:1 simulated tracks of the upcoming races. ROUVY’s technology, based on mixed/augmented reality, allows turning any road into a virtual race, where remote athletes can meet and train together. Participating riders gain multiple benefits and effective specific training, making ROUVY an integrated part of their winter and whole year-round training activities.
TORTOUR | Online Events – Schedule
- 1st: February 12, UTC 19:00, route: Sustenpass
- 2nd: February 19, UTC 19:00, route: Beatenberg – Tschingel
- 3rd: February 26, UTC 19:00, route: Oberlangenegg – Langnau
- 4th: March 04, UTC 19:00, route: Grenchen – Obergrenchenberg
- 5th: March 11, UTC 19:00, route: Flaach – Feuerthalen
- March 14, UTC 16:00, route: to be appointed
All other planned and available events on ROUVY are here.
[How to join a Group Ride: Launch any Rouvy app > Augmented Routes > choose the route and start it in the “training mode.” You can move your position on the route to wherever you want. Or, you can use the feature called “Find Rider.” More tips are here.]
The TORTOUR is the world’s largest multi-day, ultra-cycling event for professional drivers and ambitious recreational athletes. The 1,000 km., non-stop cycling race over several Alpine passes around the whole of Switzerland, was held for the first time in 2009. The adventurous event enjoys continuous popularity, with an increasing number of participants every year. The organizer is Cycling Unlimited AG.
Rouvy is a cycling platform that allows you to ride on well-known Alpine roads without leaving your training room. The application simulates real outdoor riding with high-quality, GPS-synced videos and augmented/mixed reality. Augmented Routes combine animated 3D riders with real-life video footage, so cyclists and triathletes can enjoy the endless variety of iconic locations from the comfort of their homes. ROUVY is an official partner of the Tour de Suisse for 2020-2022 race events.