ROUVY ANNOUNCES THE VIRTUAL ‘REAL SPRING CLASSICS’ SERIES PRESENTED BY ELITE CYCLING AND SANTINI

YURIY RYASHKO - 29.03.2021

March 29, 2021 - Beginning the 1st of April till the 5th, the global cycling community will be competing virtually on beautiful, real-life racecourses across 5 countries. Together with Elite, Santini and PEDALITALY, ROUVY launches the open-to-all Easter virtual race series that will visit great locations in Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia and Taiwan! The overall general classification ranking includes a new format of a multi-lap crit race, right at the very first event hosted in the German location. 

The Classics and Monuments are underway at full speed now; and the hobby riders, just like the pros, are welcome to race virtually to get up to speed as well. During the holiday weekend, anyone can go on an Easter hunt and hunt for victory, prizes, general classification, and glory! Whether a rider’s forte is the rolling hills, the flats or the climbs, he or she has a spot to excel! Exciting and immersive routes, scenic views, and great prizes from partners promise a lot of racing fun during virtual journeys around the world. These 5 day-to-day races will test the riders’ sprinting and tactical skills, on both short and long routes. 

 

“The Virtual ‘Real Spring Classics on Rouvy is the right mix of fun and competition. I’m sure the participants will fully enjoy these series that require a good load of commitment ”, says Mattia Gomerio, Marketing Manager from Elite Cycling. 

 

DATES OF DIGITAL RACES AND PARCOURS:

 

ROUVY ‘Real Spring Classics’ Series 2nd edition / Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 5, 2021

 

Date

Route/Country

Europe Time, Prague  

North America Time, San Francisco 

Asia Time, Tokyo 

April 1st, Thursday

MultiLap Bad Homburg, Germany 

19:00 CET 

(18:00 UTC)

18:00 PST 

(02:00 a.m. UTC)

20:00 JST 

(11:00 a.m. UTC)

April 2nd, Friday

San Cipriano - Comillas, Spain

19:00 CET 

(18:00 UTC)

18:00 PST 

(02:00 a.m. UTC)

20:00 JST 

(11:00 a.m. UTC)

Apr 3rd, Saturday 

SunBuild Grand Prix, Australia

19:00 CET 

(18:00 UTC)

18:00 PST 

(02:00 a.m. UTC)

20:00 JST 

(11:00 a.m. UTC)

Apr 4th, Sunday

SunMoon Lake, Taiwan 

19:00 CET 

(18:00 UTC)

18:00 PST 

(02:00 a.m. UTC)

20:00 JST 

(11:00 a.m. UTC)


Apr 5th, Monday

PEDALITALY Siena – Tuscany, Italy 

19:00 CET 

(18:00 UTC)

18:00 PST 

(02:00 a.m. UTC)

20:00 JST 

(11:00 a.m. UTC)

 

RACE FORMAT AND RULES

  • The competition is free and open to anyone with a smart trainer. Athletes of all levels are welcome to join. Mass start for all riders. 
  • Each day is an individual, stand-alone single race with individual and overall general classifications. 
  • Bike selection and drafting are available and always “ON”. 
  • Bad Homburg, the first race on Apr 1st, is a crit race. (Nope, it’s not an ‘April Fool’s Day’ joke!) 
  • Ranking in the series (overall general classification) is based on the 3 best results in the races. In each race, points are distributed accordingly.
  • Prize winners will be selected from random draws. Any rider who finishes at least 1 race is eligible for the draws. 

 

PRIZES AND PARTNERS

The prizes are presented by ELITE Cycling and Santini.   

 

ELITE is ROUVY’s year-round partner that helps cyclists to be properly equipped on their move from outdoors to indoors and vice versa. Whatever the weather outside, there is always room for a few indoor rides and workouts on ROUVY. And there is always some stylish training stock to buy from ELITE to suit every rider’s training cave or bike.    

 

 

-> For RSC races, ELITE Cycling provides 15 packages of great handy merchandise: ELITE JET bidons, ELITE CUSTOM RACE PLUS bottle cages and the new waterproof storage TAKUIN cases.  

 

-> Santini provides the apparel: jerseys, caps and socks from their cycling collection. 

 



REQUIREMENTS: 

Athletes wishing to participate in the ‘Real Spring Classics’ series #2 must have a smart trainer, bike, and a device capable of using ROUVY, such as a phone, tablet, computer, or AppleTV, connected to the Internet. A valid ROUVY account is also required and new riders are offered an additional 14-day free trial to help them be part of the action.

 

For Rules and Registration visit: https://www.race.rouvy.com/real-spring-classics  

 

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About ROUVY

ROUVY is a digital racing platform that brings the experience of real-life cycling competitions to your home. ROUVY offers thousands of exciting virtual roads to join the pro peloton online or to compete with friends. Overlaying 3D avatars over the geo-synced video footage, ROUVY makes home training both realistic and fun. Cycling enthusiasts and the most demanding athletes are welcome to cycle the world from their own homes to stay fit or to get ready for the next race!

www.rouvy.com 

 

About ELITE Cycling

Established in Italy in 1979, Elite is one of the biggest global players in the production of home trainers, water bottles, bottle cages and technologies for the indoor cycling world. From 2020/21 the Company is an official supplier for 10 WorldTour teams – 2020 Tour de France winners - UAE Team Emirates, 2019 Tour de France winners - INEOS Grenadiers, Team DSM, Bahrain Victorious, Wanty Gobert Pro Cycling Team, Movistar Team, Team Israel Start-Up Nation, AG2R Citroen Team, Groupama-FDJ and Cofidis.

For more, visit the official website: www.elite-it.com

 

About Santini

Santini is an Italian sports clothes manufacturer with a long tradition. It was established in 1965 by Pietro Santini, a company based in the Northern part of Italy, fueled by the founder’s passion for cycling. Santini became the leader in the sports clothing industry, sewing jerseys for world champions, PRO Tour teams and other accomplished athletes from all over the world.

For more, visit the official website: www.santinicycling.com

 

About PEDALITALY

PEDALITALY is a new digital company that designs and implements virtual granfondo events and virtual tours in Italy, with the aim to give cycling enthusiasts around the globe the chance to participate in the most relevant Italian cycling competitions and to discover the most beautiful destinations of Italy. The digital format is innovative as it combines cycling aspects with those of entertainment and enhancement of the territory. While pedaling, you discover insights about the area of reference thanks to PEDALITALY which is a real format of Virtual Cycle Tourism.

www.pedalitaly.com

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