Virtual Rad-Bundesliga by The German Classic ESCHBORN-FRANKFURT on ROUVY on May 1st
April 30, 2021
Frankfurt, Germany / Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports mbH, the event organizer behind the UCI-licensed races of ESCHBORN-FRANKFURT and DEUTSCHLAND TOUR, organizes, the German ‘pros-only’, 2 Virtual qualifying races on ROUVY. Only German licensed professionals, over 100 men and 25 women will compete in the “Men’s BUNDESLIGA” and the “Women's BUNDESLIGA”, respectively, on May 1st.
Frankfurt, Germany / April 30, 2021– Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports mbH, the event organizer behind the UCI-licensed races of ESCHBORN-FRANKFURT and DEUTSCHLAND TOUR, organizes, the German ‘pros-only’, 2 Virtual qualifying races on ROUVY. Only German licensed professionals, over 100 men and 25 women will compete in the “Men’s BUNDESLIGA” and the “Women’s BUNDESLIGA”, respectively, on May 1st.
The 2nd edition of the ŠKODA Velotour E-Race will take place on May 1st, on the routes of the German UCI Classic Eschborn-Frankfurt. It is here that the Tissot Mountain Queen and King are to be determined and crowned again, in the real race on September 19th.
Two E-Races, the “Women’s BUNDESLIGA” and the “Men’s BUNDESLIGA” will hit the roads of the Eschborn-Frankfurt (ŠKODA Velotour Skyline) course. Thanks to the 1:1 simulations by ROUVY, the German professionals will ride on a shorter 40 km-loop of the ESCHBORN-FRANKFURT.
- Only riders owning a valid German pro-license will compete in these qualifiers (‘pros-only’, thus no community mix this time).
- 3 CATEGORIES in each race: overall classification/only U19 / all over 19.
- Individual race: Drafting is “ON”.
- AWARD: The fastest riders and the ‘U19’ winners will wear the BUNDESLIGA leader jerseys at the first real outdoor 2021 Bundesliga race on the road.
“Men’s BUNDESLIGA”| PARTICIPATING TEAMS
26 teams; the riders’ list is here.
“Women’s BUNDESLIGA”| PARTICIPATING TEAMS
12 teams; the riders’ list is here.
- Community race on Feldberg 9:00 a.m. (Participation will unlock the 1962 anniversary virtual jersey for the rider’s avatar)
- PRO Women start at 10:00 a.m.
- PRO Men start at 11:00 a.m. CEST.
The elite race course
The WorldTour race of The German Classic runs over 187.5 kilometers between Eschborn and Frankfurt. The climbs to the Feldberg and the Billtalhöhe, as well as four times the steep Mammolshainer Stich and two times the Ruppertshainer, sum up to an altitude of 3,200m. Having passed these Taunus icons, the riders reach the finish line right in the city of Frankfurt.
ŠKODA Velotour Skyline course on ROUVY
The road course on ROUVY is a shorter version of just 40,5km with a 307m altitude. The route has a 1:1 branding of the start and finish gates, as well as the other real-life objects. So, the riders of The German Classic can enjoy the realistic atmosphere as at the actual event. The course is equally available for community riding and racing.
The races will be live-streamed with professional commentary.Presenter Marcel Meinert (Sky Germany) will lead the conversation with Claude Rach (A.S.O.), Matthias Vacek (Gazprom RusVelo Cycling Team), Vice President of the German Cycling Federation, Günther Schabel and follow it up with the winners too.
The action starts airing at 9:30 CEST.
-> Everyone is welcome and invited to Watch on Youtube here.
Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Radsports mbH
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49 171 602 6618
A company of Amaury Sport Organisation
Eschborn-Frankfurt is the most traditional cycling race in Germany. The German Classic on May 1 has been deeply rooted in the Frankfurt region since 1962. For the international top riders, this day marks the end of the Spring Classics in the WorldTour calendar. The pros fight for glory on a pure classic course with iconic climbs and more than 3,200 vertical meters. Hundreds of thousands celebrate a cycling festival on and along the route. In addition to the pro riders, there is a broad program for everyone, including an amateur edition on three courses, races for cyclists in all junior categories and rides even for the youngest kids. 18 competitions in one day for more than 7,000 cyclists makes the German Classic truly unique in the world. In 2021 the race has been rescheduled to September 19th.
ROUVY is a digital racing platform for athletes all over the world to compete, ride with friends for fun, do workouts and much more. ROUVY offers thousands of virtual locations and training options, including the chance to take part in the official virtual races and cycle through the entire route catalog. Thanks to simulated but fully realistic efforts, ROUVY is the best option for the most ambitious and toughest athletes to prepare for the next race day.
ŠKODA is one of the world’s oldest car makers (its origins go back to 1895) and one of the main sponsors of the Eschborn-Frankfurt events. True to its motto, “Where Passion Meets Driving”, ŠKODA recently presented the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV SUV model. 100% electric pleasure, 100% suitable for everyday use: the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV 80 has also an impressive battery range of over 500 km and is therefore an ideal vehicle for all of one’s sports and leisure activities.