ŠKODA eCUP 2021 Grand Finale: The First National Virtual Cycling Championships of the Czech Republic on ROUVY
March 24, 2021
Prague, Czech Republic / The Czech Cycling Federation (CCF) presents the ŠKODA eCUP 2021 Grand Finale on ROUVY. This race series ends with the official first-in-the-history Czech National Championships in virtual cycling e-sports among professional riders. The names of the first ever e-cycling champions of the Czech Republic will be known on Thursday.
Prague, Czech Republic / March 24, 2021 – The Czech Cycling Federation (CCF) presents the ŠKODA eCUP 2021 Grand Finale on ROUVY. This race series ends with the official first-in-the-history Czech National Championships in virtual cycling e-sports among professional riders. The names of the first ever e-cycling champions of the Czech Republic will be known on Thursday.
The grand finale of the virtual racing series, the ŠKODA eCUP 2021 starts on Thursday March 25th, at 6 p.m. CET. Everyone who has a smart trainer at home and joins the ROUVY app can enter this race for free and race along with the pros (competing for the National Champion titles) on the same track and at the same time.
Based on the results, the championship jerseys will be awarded in “women”, “men” and “juniors” categories. Only Czech nationals (start list below) are eligible for the Championship titles in the finals. The riders were chosen based on the qualification results in the previous three races. Those who won their place in the virtual peloton earned this chance to fight for the championship title. In addition to the list of professional cyclists of all disciplines, sprint skier Martina Sáblíková (Sport Invest) has also been included in the finals, for her excellent performance.
In the men’s category, Daniel Turek (Team Felbermayr – Simplon Wels), Jan Škarnitzl (Cyklostar Trek Pirelli), Jaromír Skála (ROUVY Specialized Cycling Team) and Petr Kelemen (Elkov-Kasper) will set out on the route that goes around Brno city in the South Moravian region.
The 30.5 km long ROUVY route, “Říčany – Brno – Říčany” awaits the competitors, challenging them to climb its 444 meters. Details of the route can be found here. Cyclists interested in challenging and riding against the pros, in this unique and innovative mixed format, can register on the day of the race till 16:00 CET.
It will be possible to watch the live broadcast of the final race of the ŠKODA eCUP 2021 series from 17:30 CET on the ROUVY channel and on the ČT SPORT website. The official Czech E-cycling Championships’ commentators will be the national team coach, Tomáš Konečný and the television personality, Tomáš Jílek.
The grand finale will take place in person at the ŠKODA OPAT Motor Show center near Prague and the live broadcast will include interviews with guests present. The finalists fighting for the championship titles will ride the race on the spot under strict hygienic rules on calibrated trainers, which will be set exactly according to their weight so that the result is completely objective.
Registration takes place on the ROUVY website and is open for anyone.
Finals – ŠKODA eCUP 2021 Start List
Women / Juniors:
Sablikova Martina (Sport Invest)
Machačová Jarmila (Dukla Prague)
Sevcikova Petra (Dukla Praha)
Runtova Hanka (SportRaces Cycling Team)
Zoaitter René (SportRaces Cycling Team)
Novak Pavel (TUFO PARDUS Prostejov)
Vondracek Matyas (ROUVY Specialized Cycling Team)
Telecky Stepan (TJ Favorit Brno)
Vávra Petr (Dukla Prague)
Otruba Jakub (Elkov-Kasper)
Turek Daniel (Felbermayr – Simplon Wels)
Řeha Filip (TUFO PARDUS Prostějov)
Petr Kelemen (Elkov-Kasper)
Jan Zatloukal (NUTREND SPECIALIZED Racing)
Zahalka Matej (Elkov- Kasper)
Skála Jaromír (ROUVY Specialized Cycling Team)
Kraus Jan (Dukla Prague)
Škarnitzl Jan (Pirelli Cycling Trek)
- The open, ŠKODA eCUP series is for smart-trainers only, and participation is free of charge.
- The minimal equipment requirements: a bike with a smart trainer or a smart bike, and a compatible computer device with an installed ROUVY AR app, connected to the Internet.
- Drafting is always “ON”.
- Prize money for the pros is allocated in 4 categories: Women/Juniors, Men ELITE/U23, Juniors and the Hobby Riders.
About Czech Cycling Federation
Czech Cycling Federation / CCF (in Czech: ČESKÝ SVAZ CYKLISTIKY, z.s./ ČSC) is an independent, non-political organization, and its activities are carried out in accordance with the statute of Federation, in the spirit of democratic principles to ensure the all-round development of cycling in the Czech republic in all its forms, organizational and performance levels. The CCF is a member of the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the European Cycling Union (UEC) with all the resulting rights and obligations. CCF is a member of the Czech Olympic Committee (ČOV) and the Czech Sports Union (ČUS) with all the resulting rights and obligations. www.czechcyclingfederation.com
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