RIDE ON THE SAME ROADS AS THE PROS IN THE VIRTUAL 5-STAGE “PEDALITALY GIRO DI SERA”!

YURIY RYASHKO - 05/06/2021

From May 10th onwards, the global cycling community will be competing virtually on the same roads and on the same days as the professionals battle during the first stage race of the season in Italy. Those who dream about cycling on beautiful, real-life routes across Italy are welcome to ride the routes of the best Italian races and stage tour from home. 

PEDALITALY, based in Lucca, Tuscany is an exclusive partner of ROUVY in Italy and the first Neverending Cycling model in the world dedicated to Italian cycling tourism. The project is innovative because it combines a virtual cycling format with an offer of real cycling tourism, in the most beautiful and panoramic destinations, in Italy. With the slogan, “Virtual and Real cycling”, PEDALITALY is a go-to cycling hub to discover Italy via cycling.

 

 

With the first stage race of the season madness being just around the corner, PEDALITALY takes you on a virtual, multi-stage Tour consisting of 5 races in ITALY! These locations will test your tactical and climbing skills. 

 

 

Racing starts on May 10th with a visit to Canelli, the small town in the province of Asti, a UNESCO heritage site in the heart of the Monferrato Area. During the 1st stage, you will be involved in an exciting exploration of the Langhe area, one of the most beautiful cycling destinations in Italy. The other stages will enable racers to discover more spectacular cycling destinations in Italy such as the Brunello of Montalcino area in Tuscany, Passo Fedaia in the Dolomites, Abruzzo and the Italian Alps.

 

DATES AND PARCOURS

PEDALITALY Giro di Sera Racing Series / May 10 - May 28, 2021

 

Date

Route

Europe Time, Prague  

North America Time, San Francisco 

Asia Time, Tokyo 

May 10th, Monday

Canelli, Piedmont 

 

7:00 pm CEST 

(6:00 pm UTC)


6:00 pm PDT 

(02:00 am UTC)


8:00 pm JST 

(11:00 am UTC)

 

Distance: 29,4 km 

Elevation: 720 m

 

Canelli, a small town in the province of Asti, is the UNESCO heritage site in the heart of the Monferrato Astigiano. Pedaling along continuous ups and downs on the course, you will discover the Langhe of Piedmont renowned for its wine landscapes. Then you will reach the town of Cessole in the Langhe of Asti and continue south along a plain surrounded by hazelnut trees, typical of this region. The arrival point is in Castino, the main town of the Cuneo province, famous for its Piedmont Hazelnut.


May 16th, Sunday

Passo Godi, Abruzzo

7:00 pm CEST 

(6:00 pm UTC)

6:00 pm PDT 

(02:00 am UTC)

 

8:00 pm JST 

(11:00 am UTC)

 

Distance: 30,7 km

Elevation: 840 m

 

The departure is positioned in the center of Alfedena, a town in the province of Aquila. The route continues north-west in the direction of Barrea, a tourist village from where you can enjoy the views of the celestial waters of the Barrea lake. All along admiring the peaks of the central Abruzzo Apennines, you will reach Villetta Barrea, from where you will then take the turning that opens the doors onto the Abruzzo National Park. Continuing on, you will reach the finish line at the top of the Godi Pass, at an altitude of 1630 meters above sea level.


May 19th, Wednesday

Montalcino, Tuscany

 

7:00 pm CEST 

(6:00 pm UTC)


6:00 pm PDT 

(02:00 am UTC)


8:00 pm JST 

(11:00 am UTC)

 

Distance: 36 km

Elevation: 780 m

 

The stage starts from the town of Torrenieri, moving along the historic Via Francigena to the village of Buonconvento. The road is surrounded by Crete Senesi,  an area of rolling hills with oak and cypress trees. Once past the town of Buonconvento, you will face a stretch of paved road that passes through the village of Bibbiano before returning back to its famous gravel roads. The route continues on until you reach the finish line positioned in the town of Montalcino, a town of Etruscan origin, famous all over the world for its Brunello vineyards.


May 24th, Monday

Passo Fedaia, Italian Dolomites

 

7:00 pm CEST 

(6:00 pm UTC)


6:00 pm PDT 

(02:00 am UTC)


8:00 pm JST 

(11:00 am UTC)


Distance: 22,3 km

Elevation: 1160 m

 

Starting from the shore of the lake of Alleghe, the ride takes you along the Cordevole river until Caprile before turning west. Here you will enter the Dolomites territory completely surrounded by the marvellous mountain landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue along the valley of the river Pettorina to reach Sottoguda, a small village that in 2016 was recognized as among the most beautiful villages in Italy. From here begins the challenging but breathtaking ascent towards the Fedaia Pass at an altitude of 2057 meters from where you can admire the Marmolada and Fedaia Lake.


May 28th, Friday

Alpe di Mera, Piedmont

 

7:00 pm CEST 

(6:00 pm UTC)


6:00 pm PDT 

(02:00 am UTC)


8:00 pm JST 

(11:00 am UTC)

Distance: 27,3 km

Elevation: 1160 m

Varallo, a city of art and the tourist capital of Valsesia, also known for the Sacro Monte UNESCO heritage site, is the starting point of the last stage. Leaving the town, you will cycle up the river Sesia, from where the valley takes its name. The long uphill slope will accompany you until Scopello, from where the 10km climb starts that  will lead you to the Alpe di Mera, a well-known tourist resort in the area, where the day’s arrival point is located.

 

*All routes will be fully available shortly. 

 

RACE FORMAT AND RULES

 

  • ‘Smart trainers only’. Mass start for all riders. 
  • Each day is an individual, stand-alone single race with the individual and overall general classification based on points. 
  • Bike selection and drafting are available and always “ON”. 
  • Ranking in the series is based on the best 3 results in the races. In each race, points are distributed accordingly.
  • All racers will be rewarded with a virtual pink jersey each for their avatars, dedicated to the event. 

 

RACE RESULTS

All race standings are available here on the tab "Finished Events" and here for extended race data with more filters. 

 

Broadcast dates: To be provided before the race.  

 

For Rules and Registration go: https://www.race.rouvy.com/  

 

Enjoy!

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COMMENTS

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  • raimodevries - 05/24/2021
    I noticed that besides the other riders competing in the race, the screen is inundated with abstract avatars who are not participating. I find this rather distracting and would prefer just see the other riders (only). Is there a way in settings to get rid of the "Rouvy avatars"?
    • yuriy888 - 05/26/2021
      No, "the road is open" :). It means, if there are some other real riders that ride the AR racecourse at the same time with the race running on, you will see them along the racers and not be able to turn them off.
  • anaya - 05/19/2021
    Will there be results posted for Stage 2 (Passo Godi) as for Stage 1?
    • yuriy888 - 05/19/2021
      Absolutely, find here https://my.rouvy.com/onlinerace on the tab 'Finished' or here with more extended race data and filters https://sportsoft.cz/
  • eddydomino - 05/17/2021
    These races are only open to smart trainers,
    Power trainers are excluded while they are often more accurate than smart trainers...
    Please open the the races to power trainers...
    • yuriy888 - 05/17/2021
      Thank you for the feedback. You are welcome to join the "All-day Racing" that is taking place every week on the same courses and open to all setups, with more time zones covered. The closest one is today on Passo Godi. Please follow the "events" section to register or "race" in the app. Cheers and pedal on!
      • eddydomino - 05/17/2021
        I have seen the all day racing, however there are more regisetred riders on GIRO DI SERA events than the all day racing, several hundreds instead of a handful ;-(
        • yuriy888 - 05/17/2021
          True, but still an option... and you can always simulate the race with "virtual partners" with as actually as many riders as you want https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHvIs13qbr8
          • eddydomino - 05/17/2021
            I know all that, in that case there is no interaction with the other riders, no drafting, ...
            And you have not the thrill of the race...
            The other choice is to switch to Z**ft!
            Please note that the subscription fees are the same for smart trainers and power trainers,
            and some features are missing!
            • yuriy888 - 05/17/2021
              The request is noted, feedback appreciated. Stay tuned.

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