Here at ROUVY, we are pleased to inform you about the next great piece of news!
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with La Vuelta! 8 Stages of La Vuelta (in different stages with the famous locations) are now officially available for virtual riding and racing on ROUVY. Athletes from all over the world will be able to ride on the same stages as the PROs during these challenging times. Isn’t this exciting?
Everyone can join the La Vuelta Grand Tour Fan Series, an initiative providing the cycling community with an opportunity to compete in the legendary places of La Vuelta 20’ the same days as the PROs from WorldTour Teams!
Our goal is to enable riders to ride on real routes, to be able to travel the world, and experience the atmosphere of the real places. You have the opportunity to ride some of the grandest sections of the Pyrenees in 1:1 reality, so don’t miss it.
La Vuelta Virtual Grand Tour Challenge
The warm-up and celebration of the Spanish Grand Tour on ROUVY starts with a 1-week Challenge ending on Oct 24th. Complete the de la Rasa climb to be eligible to win VIP Tickets to go ‘behind the scenes’ of one of the La Vuelta stages to watch the race from the mechanic's car or even a helicopter!
Registration for the Challenge is here.
Digital “LA VUELTA GRAND TOUR FAN SERIES”
Despite social distancing, fans can get close to the pros. With the races start at 17:00 UTC, the international cycling community can compare themselves to the crème de la crème of cycling professionals on the same stage sections in the La Vuelta Virtual Race series hosted by ROUVY.
At times like these, we believe that athletes need a special kind of motivation, engagement, so we hope the organized events will be appreciated.
The competition is open to anyone. The races are free of charge for ROUVY subscribers and free trial accounts! Athletes of all levels are welcome to join and feel what it takes to ride La Vuelta ;). Mass start for all riders. Each day is an individual stand-alone single race with the overall individual standings based on points. Bike selection and drafting are available and always “ON”.
DATES OF RACES AND PARCOURS:
22.10. | Race 1 | STAGE 3 | Mollinos de Duero - La Laguna Negra | Jersey: Santini CERO
Distance: 25.75 km / AVG grade 3 % / Ascended 669 m / Max grade 14 %
25.10. | Race 2 | STAGE 6 | Luz Saint Sauveur - Tourmalet | Jersey: Santini TOURMALET
STAGE 6 of the La Vuelta 20’ visits a classic French climb with absolutely splendid stunning views! Yeah, this one is a must-ride.
Distance 18.8 km / AVG grade 7 % / Ascended 1402 m / Max grade 13 %
28.10. | Race 3 | STAGE 8 | Panzares - Alto de Moncalvillo | Jersey: Santini CERO
Distance 29.7 km / AVG grade 4 % / Ascended 1114 m / Max grade 17 %
30.10. | Race 4 | STAGE 10 | Comillas - Suances | Jersey: Santini CERO
Distance 24.5 km / AVG grade 2 % / Ascended 489 m / Max grade 10 %
31.10. | Race 5 | STAGE 11 | San Marín - Alto de la Farrapona | Jersey: Santini CERO
Distance 42.89 km / AVG grade 5 % / Ascended 2193 m / Max grade 16 %
01.11. | Race 6 | STAGE 12 | La vega - Alto de l'Angliru | Jersey: Santini Alto de l'Angliru
Distance 12.36 km / AVG grade 10 % / Ascended 1230 m / Max grade 22 %
03.11. | Race 7 | STAGE 13 | Muros - Miradoiro do Ézaro | Jersey: Santini CERO
Distance 34.07 km / AVG grade 2 % / Ascended 600 m / Max grade 30 %
07.11. | Race 8 | STAGE 17 | Baños de Montemayor - Alto de la Covatilla | Jersey: Santini CERO
Distance 36.97 km / AVG grade 4 % / Ascended 1611 m / Max grade 15 %
- All routes are published here.
- Races start 17:00 UTC.
- Stages are running the same day as the pros riding it in the morning.
- You are invited to vote on La Vuelta’s social media for the route you would like to see in competition in the future.
Prizes will be presented by ROUVY, WeLoveCycling, and Santini. Winners of these valuable prizes from our sponsors will be selected from random draws, and every participant of the virtual tour races has a chance to win.
Santini will grant 1x cycling jersey per stage.
Every stage winner will be presented with a custom red Santini-designed jersey and everyone who participates will unlock a special Santini jersey and receive a 20% discount in the Santini shop!
ŠKODA WeLoveCycling is a great multilingual portal about cycling and all things around it. This time they provide 24 packages for the draws. So, follow them to learn more about grand tours and all amazing world locations to pedal.
- 1st package (8x)
- 2d package (8x)
- 3d package (8x)
The first 3 winners of the general classification in both men and women will win a ROUVY subscription:
- 1st place: 1-year subscription
- 2nd place: 6-month subscription
- 3rd place: 3-month subscription
Rules and registration now open: https://www.race.rouvy.com/
Race virtually and feel like a pro! See you on the start-line!