The Giro d’Italia Virtual hosted by BKOOL arrives at the Montalcino sterratos
June 8, 2022
The virtual edition of the Corsa Rosa reaches its sixth stage with a route that brings together several sections of the famous unpaved Italian roads
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – One month after the start of the last round of the Giro d’Italia Virtual hosted by BKOOL, this global virtual cycling event launches a new stage, with the finish in the town of Montalcino: the famous stage in which Egan Bernal launched a brutal attack in 2021, extending his advantage over his rivals. Fans will quickly identify the stage by its characteristic dirt sections, adding a particular classic aura.
The stage is now open: anyone can take on this iconic route while competing with cyclists from all over the world. To face the Italian sterratos in the first person or enjoy the rest of the stages of the Giro d’Italia Virtual hosted by BKOOL, all you need is a cycling trainer or smart bicycle, and to register for the virtual experience through the website www.girovirtual.com
The Giro d’Italia Virtual hosted by BKOOL includes eight different stages, each corresponding to one of the most famous cycling routes in Italy, recreated through a special simulation that combines HD video with 3D elements to generate an immersive, ultra-realistic riding experience. It’s the closest thing to competing in the actual Giro d’Italia you can get without leaving home.
Just for participating in the event, all those registered are automatically entered into a raffle for gifts such as VIP experiences at the Italian Classics, Tissot watches, pink leaders’ jerseys, cycling equipment, and many other prizes.
Chris Froome returns to Passo Fedaia
Another of the benefits of the Giro d’Italia Virtual hosted by BKOOL is the ability to ride with stars from the world of cycling. Last week, it was Chris Froome, champion of the 2018 Giro d’Italia (as well as four Tours de France, and two Vueltas a España), who returned to these Italian roads virtually to face the epic slopes of the Passo Fedaia. Dozens of cyclists from all over the world rode with him, enjoying the opportunity to share a training session with one of pro cycling’s legends, who broadcast the experience live on his Instagram profile.
BKOOL is a technology company creating interactive and innovative solutions for sport and video-gaming. In the cycling sector, BKOOL has developed the most advanced and realistic simulator on the market. Furthermore, with BKOOL Fitness, the company has entered into the world of home fitness with an app for smartphones to be able to do classes with fitness instructors from home. Their virtual products are currently commercialized in over 50 countries.
Further information: www.bkool.com
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About RCS Sport
RCS Sport is a sports and media company, which focuses on consultancy to provide associates with a complete and personalized range of services and a complete portfolio of sporting rights. Amongst the most important cycling events organized by the brand, the Giro d’Italia, the Milano-Sanremo, the Strade Bianche, the Giro de Lombardia, the UAE Tour or the Tirreno Adriático stand out.
Further information: https://www.rcssport.it/