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“Taste of the Spring Classics” – Experience the 5 iconic cycling Monuments from home

March 23, 2022

Zottegem, Belgium / Animotion BV presents the

Zottegem, Belgium / March 23, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Animotion BV presents the “Taste of the Spring Classics” on ROUVY – a series of 5 races on 1:1 real digitized routes for virtual cycling that correspond to 5 major spring European road racing events in Belgium, the Netherlands and France.

The Spring Classics started this weekend with Milan-San Remo. Animotion BV, a sports agency from Belgium, now breaks the geographical borders and presents the opportunity for everyone to become a part of the 100 year-old story of the Spring Classics, in collaboration with ROUVY. The roads of Belgium and France, with authentic cobbled sections and short steep hills, will suit all punchers in the peloton. Here, all can feel the spirit of spring racing competing in Wevelgem, Roubaix, Liége or Flanders. The series of one-day races are being organized with all the gems that every cyclist should definitely ride at least once in a lifetime.

RACES ON THE NEW AUGMENTED COURSES

5 routes have been created ranging between 30 and 40 kms, the ideal distance for online races.

Mar 24 | Through Flanders-Fields

Mar 31 | Hills of Flanders

Apr 7    | The Amstel

Apr 14  | Hell of the North

Apr 21  | La Doyenne

3 time zones will be available – Europe, USA and Asia, for the convenience of all riders around the world. (For the EU zone, the races will start at 19:00 CET). Every avid cyclist or just fitness enthusiast is invited to test the oldest series of 1-day races in the world, just from the comfort of one’s home. In addition, for the convenient format, a Real Spring Classics Challenge will be organized.

Each course will be available online for 2 years on ROUVY for hundreds of thousands of riders. These routes will, of course, also be available to cycling enthusiasts who want to cycle “off-race” at any time they like or who want to set up their own races with their friends or club. All listed courses are available in ROUVY’s augmented HD videos. This way, a 1:1 cycling experience is created with the advantage that one can cycle in the real-life environment and compete with anyone across the globe.

CHALLENGE AND PRIZES

The Challenge will start on March 24 (lasting for 1 month), and require completion of all 5 routes that equally can be completed during the race events.The following prizes will be raffled among the registrants for the Challenge.

  • 1 Tornado trainer
  • 5 cycling trips through the Spring Classics in 2023
  • Vouchers on sport equipment

Also, over the 5 competitions, a ranking will be made with some prizes related to performance criteria. Men and women will ride together, but there will be separate rankings for each category.

BROADCAST

The races will be live-streamed through a number of channels. The esports centre Barvatar in Ghent, Belgium will see participants in the studio, live comments and a different guest co-commentator for each race. This will all be done in front of a live audience. The organization of the races will be done in  collaboration between Animotion and We Are Esports Agency.

RACE AND CHALLENGE REGISTRATION

Register here https://rouvy.com/series/real-spring-classics

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ABOUT SPONSORS

BARVATAR
Barvatar is the leading gaming and esports venue in Belgium, combining the pleasure of food, drinks & games. From entry level games as entertainment up to a fully equipped esports training room & broadcast studio, Barvatar has it all. www.baravatar.com

WE ARE ESPORTS

We are Esports is your partner for developing & enrolling your esports strategy as a brand, publisher, organization or sports team. With our experts in the field, we match your goals with the most effective solutions available in the esports industry. www.weareesports.agency

DC ATHLETICS

Work out at home with top equipment at a low price; thanks to DC Athletics it can be done. These American devices combine the best features of other devices on the market, creating new fitness equipment of the highest quality at an economical price. Tom Boonen is without a doubt one of the greatest cyclists of all time. When he asks DC Athletics to build a smart trainer that is stable and quiet, you know that his demands are very high. The result is impressive: Tom Boonen bicycle trainer Tornado 1. With its Italian design, this device is without a doubt the best smart trainer there is! ww.fitnessking.be

ANIMOTION

ANIMOTION is a company specialized in interactive sports (physical and online), with headquarters based in Zottegem, Belgium and bases in Paris and Nice, France. The ANIMOTION range of interactive sports attractions is probably the widest in the world. The company has a global activity and is present at many major sports events, including the Olympics, World and European Championships in several sports and the Tour de France. ANIMOTION has a portfolio of long standing agreements with major teams, organizers, sponsors and sports marketing agencies. The company mission is to activate and connect the world with sport. www.animotion.eu

Press contact: Jan Morre, jan@animotion.eu – 0032 475 72 73 91