Aug 1st 2022
Madrid, Spain / The ‘La Vuelta Virtual 22’ Warm-Up Racing Series is wrapping up with the August community events on ROUVY. The Italian bike influencer Elisa Scarlatta and riders from the UCI Pro Team Equipo Kern Pharma invite everyone to ride and race with them from home, to earn a chance at winning the VIP visit to the La Vuelta Grand Finale in Madrid and getting some valuable prizes from ZYCLE, Europcar and La Vuelta.
La Vuelta calls on cyclists and fans, of all fitness levels, to ride with the pros from Equipo Kern Pharma and Elisa Scarlatta to explore Spain. Elisa Scarlatta is a passionate Italian amateur cyclist, an influencer and a multi-brand ambassador on social media, and a mother of two who believes in herself. She upholds and supports women in cycling and believes that females have what it takes to be tenacious and pursue their dreams and goals on the bike and in life! ROUVY’s augmented roads grant the ability to ride the real stages of La Vuelta virtually and around places one can only dream of visiting.
LA VUELTA VIRTUAL’s AUGUST CHALLENGE
Over 80 million visitors come to Spain every year; many of them do so to enjoy the endless and stunning coastlines. 3 coastal routes in this Challenge, El Algar; Cartagena and Comillas, demonstrate why Spain is the number one seaside destination in Europe.
Finishing the challenge equals a chance at winning VIP passes for the La Vuelta 22. The VIP tickets enable you to go ‘behind the scenes’ of one of the La Vuelta stages to watch the race from the mechanic’s car or even from a helicopter! Registration for the Challenge is here.
‘LA VUELTA VIRTUAL’ WARM UP RACING WEEKEND #4
Aug 3 | La Vuelta 2021 | Stage 8 - El Algar | Group Ride #5 with Elisa Scarlatta and EKF | 34 km
Aug 5 | La Vuelta | Luz Ardiden | Race Day #10 | 14 km
Aug 6 | La Vuelta 2019 | Stage 5 - Picón del Buitre | Race Day #11 | 12 km
Aug 7 | La Vuelta 2021 | Stage 14 - Guadalupe | Race Day #12 | 14.8 km
With 2 different time zones (EU and USA) for every race day, the events are available with their respective starts at 9:00 and 19:00 CET. 2 VIP passes for the Group Ride are in the draw. Prizes are presented by ZYCLE (the smart trainer manufacturer from Spain), Europcar and UniPublic (the organizer behind La Vuelta).
La Vuelta Virtual Grand Final After 3 months of qualification races, the epic grand finale on the ZYCLE smart bikes will take place as an in-person event in Madrid. Along with the qualified finalists, some former pro riders will join the battle for the crown of the virtual peloton (Details will be announced later).
Registration is free of charge and OPEN HERE.
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About La Vuelta La Vuelta is Spain’s most important cycling race and one of the most important events worldwide. Organised for the first time in 1935, La Vuelta has grown exponentially over its 80+ year history. Currently, the Spanish tour is a benchmark race that has expanded its borders when compared to its first editions, which took place only on Spanish soil. Today, La Vuelta is an international race that brings together the best riders in the world, expanding its prestigious victory tally by adding the world’s leading cyclists to it, year after year. www.lavuelta.es
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 compete with friends. Overlaying augmenting 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 home to stay fit or get ready for the next race! www.rouvy.com
ZYCLE is a smart trainer manufacturer from Valencia (Spain). The company is on its way to revolutionizing the cycling and home training markets with its range of connected equipment. The technical expertise and R&D have allowed it to create turbo trainers and a smartbike of the highest quality. www.zycle.eu
About Europcar Mobility Group
Europcar Mobility Group is a major player in mobility markets and listed on Euronext Paris. Europcar Mobility Group’s purpose is to offer attractive alternatives to vehicle ownership, in a responsible and sustainable manner. With this in mind, the Group offers a wide range of car and van rental services – be it for a few hours, a few days, a week, a month or more – with a fleet that is already "CO2 light" and equipped with the latest engines, and which will be increasingly "green" in the years to come. Europcar Mobility Group delivers its mobility solutions worldwide through an extensive network in over 140 countries (including wholly owned subsidiaries – 18 in Europe, 1 in the USA, 2 in Australia and New Zealand – completed by franchises and partners). www.europcar.com
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