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ROUVY releases the augmented city tours around the European capitals with language localization

ROUVY releases the augmented city tours around the European capitals with language localization

Oct 15th — 2021

Prague, Czech Republic / October 15, 2021 - ROUVY publishes a new route update, enabling athletes and cycling enthusiasts to ride or race in London, Prague, Berlin, Vienna and other megapolises around the world. The release comes with the extension of the platform catalog and localization package, making the app and web now available in English, French, Czech, German, Italian and Spanish.

ROUVY releases the augmented city tours around the European capitals with language localization

ROUVY releases the augmented city tours around the European capitals with language localization

Oct 15th — 2021

Prague, Czech Republic / October 15, 2021 - ROUVY publishes a new route update, enabling athletes and cycling enthusiasts to ride or race in London, Prague, Berlin, Vienna and other megapolises around the world. The release comes with the extension of the platform catalog and localization package, making the app and web now available in English, French, Czech, German, Italian and Spanish.

DIGITAL JAPAN CUP CYCLE ROAD RACE UTSUNOMIYA | Riders from UCI World and Pro Teams will race virtually on Oct 16th on ROUVY

DIGITAL JAPAN CUP CYCLE ROAD RACE UTSUNOMIYA | Riders from UCI World and Pro Teams will race virtually on Oct 16th on ROUVY

Oct 14th — 2021

Utsunomiya City, Japan / October 14th, 2021 - The pros from BAHRAIN VICTORIOUS, TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE, Utsunomiya Blitzen together with other Japanese continental teams, will compete on ROUVY during a 30 km virtual race on the 1:1 replica of the UCI annual Japan Cup road race. Special guests; former pro riders and elite climbers Ivan Basso (2012 Japan Cup winner), Damiano Cunego (2005 and 2008 Japan Cup winner), and Manuele Mori (2007 Japan Cup winner); and Robbie McEwen (Australia) will join the race.

AKAGIYAMA HILL CLIMB RACE Hosts A 2nd Virtual Edition On ROUVY On Oct 9th

AKAGIYAMA HILL CLIMB RACE Hosts A 2nd Virtual Edition On ROUVY On Oct 9th

Oct 6th — 2021

Maebashi City, Japan / Oct 6th 2021 - Akagiyama Hill Climb Race hosts its second open virtual edition on ROUVY, on October 9th, with the pro riders, Takahiro Koyama and Kazuki Nagatomi, from Team Griffin. Mountain Akagiyama provides the best cycling during a beautiful autumn season in October and November.

School project, “Rotterdam Cycling on Tour” is underway using a virtual cycling format

School project, “Rotterdam Cycling on Tour” is underway using a virtual cycling format

Sep 24th — 2021

Rotterdam, Netherlands / September 23, 2021 - The 2024/2025 Tour de France Grand Départ hopes unveiled in Rotterdam: from this week on, the “Rotterdam Cycling on Tour”, a school project, will be running in the city. In a specially equipped truck, secondary school students will get on smart trainers and test their skills on ROUVY’s augmented Rotterdam City course - the future Tour prolog.

Tour de TOHOKU 2021 goes Virtual on ROUVY

Tour de TOHOKU 2021 goes Virtual on ROUVY

Sep 22nd — 2021

Sendai, Japan/ September 22, 2021 - Organized by the Yahoo Japan Corporation, the 2021 Tour de TOHOKU will take place, on 1:1 real roads of the tour, virtually on ROUVY. Three open races are set from September 25th to October 3rd, with 3 routes that include the Pacific coastline. For a less competitive format, the global cycling community can explore the Japanese Tohoku area via the 1-month Virtual Ride Challenge.

The TOUR DE FLORIANÓPOLIS from Southern Brazil’s beautiful and exotic islands arrives on ROUVY

The TOUR DE FLORIANÓPOLIS from Southern Brazil’s beautiful and exotic islands arrives on ROUVY

Sep 8th — 2021

Florianópolis, Brazil / September 8th, 2021 - Florianópolis, the beautiful island of Santa Catarina, will be the next official race destination for both the pro and amateur athletes from around the world on the ROUVY platform. The cycling community will come together on Sept 11th online to enjoy the immersive beauty of this exotic place and its stunning coastal views and architectural promenades.

“LOVE TAIWAN with CADEX Cycling 騎愛台灣” - 2nd virtual edition on ROUVY again

“LOVE TAIWAN with CADEX Cycling 騎愛台灣” - 2nd virtual edition on ROUVY again

Aug 27th — 2021

Taipei, Taiwan / August 30, 2021 - Following the 1st series held during the Taiwanese national lockdown, CADEX Cycling and ROUVY are now launching together the “LOVE TAIWAN With CADEX Cycling #2” virtual ‘ride & race’ series. The event is set to run from September through October, inviting everyone to explore great cycling locations in Taiwan (the home of GIANT Global Group, one of the largest bicycle industry players in the world) as well as famous routes from all around the world.

2021 Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum International Triathlon Championship -  Open Virtual Race

2021 Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum International Triathlon Championship - Open Virtual Race

Aug 25th — 2021

Seoul, South Korea /Aug 25, 2021- ‘Challenge Gunsan-Saemangeum’ presents a digital twin of its International Triathlon Championship course together with the debut of the 1st open official community race on ROUVY, taking place this weekend, August 29th.

BRAZILIAN VIRTUAL CYCLING and ROUVY announce the line-up of Brazilian ambassadors and further plans in the region

BRAZILIAN VIRTUAL CYCLING and ROUVY announce the line-up of Brazilian ambassadors and further plans in the region

Aug 24th — 2021

Brasilia, Brazil / August 24, 2021 - BRAZILIAN VIRTUAL CYCLING announces ambassadors and further plans of the official partnership with ROUVY in the region. The organization plans to extend the main Brazilian cycling events in the major cities with their digital version and provide their best courses for the exciting augmented racing experience.

Pale Fire Capital invests $6 million in ROUVY,  the popular augmented reality app for indoor training

Pale Fire Capital invests $6 million in ROUVY, the popular augmented reality app for indoor training

Aug 18th — 2021

Prague, Czech Republic / The Pale Fire Capital investment group acquires a major stake in VirtualTraining, a Czech company behind the ROUVY indoor cycling and running software application. Thus, Pale Fire Capital is positioned to become the majority shareholder in ROUVY and close the deal by the end of September. ROUVY is currently evaluated at tens of millions of U.S. dollars. The new investment will fuel its ambition to be the #1 global mobile application for virtual cycling and running, surpassing the two-million mark for the community of active users within the next 5 years.

‘La Vuelta Virtual’ Racing Series #1 - Fight for the Red and Green starts Aug 15th on ROUVY

‘La Vuelta Virtual’ Racing Series #1 - Fight for the Red and Green starts Aug 15th on ROUVY

Aug 12th — 2021

August 12th, 2021 - Starting this Sunday, the global cycling community is invited to compete virtually on the official, real-life race courses of the 2021’ Vuelta a España, just like the pros. Following the announcement of its official, multi-year partnership with La Vuelta and presenting “La Vuelta Virtual”, ROUVY is now releasing an immersive 5-stage digital version of the 2021 edition of the Spanish Grand Tour, for everyone to join from home. Available in 3 different time zones, the series provide the exciting chases alongside the pros, as well as general classification and great prizes from series sponsors: ELITE Cycling, Santini and ŠKODA We Love Cycling.

LA VUELTA ANNOUNCES ROUVY AS AN EXCLUSIVE VIRTUAL CYCLING PARTNER FOR 2021-2023

LA VUELTA ANNOUNCES ROUVY AS AN EXCLUSIVE VIRTUAL CYCLING PARTNER FOR 2021-2023

Aug 4th — 2021

Unipublic and ROUVY, the augmented racing platform, have signed an exclusive 3-year agreement which includes the digitalization of historical stages of La Vuelta, such as the climb to Javalambre Observatory, among many others. Each year, ROUVY will launch new virtual locations in its app. The partnership will offer athletes a year-round, continuous series of events and unprecedented access to both real and virtual experience on the most iconic and exciting routes of the Spanish Grand Tour.

42nd Grand Prix Bad Homburg - Virtual crit bike race "GrandPrixBadHomburg" on ROUVY

42nd Grand Prix Bad Homburg - Virtual crit bike race "GrandPrixBadHomburg" on ROUVY

Jul 30th — 2021

Bad Homburg, Germany / July 29th, 2021 - As in the previous year, Bad Homburg's open criterium road race will run virtually, in its 42nd edition, on Sunday, August 1st, 2021 5:00 p.m. CEST on ROUVY. The special guests will be Nils Politt from Bora-Hansgrohe and John Degenkolb from Lotto-Soudal.

A Second Edition of The Virtual Racing Retreat To The Arima Hot Spring

A Second Edition of The Virtual Racing Retreat To The Arima Hot Spring

Jul 20th — 2021

Kobe, Japan / July 20, 2021 - Arima Cycle invites riders from all over the world to join the ‘Arima & Mt.Rokko Virtual Ride Race 2021’ on Thursday, July 22nd at 15:00 JST (8:00 am CEST). Everyone is welcome to challenge the continental Japanese pros on ROUVY in the 2nd virtual retreat to the Arima Hot Spring, the oldest town of hot springs in Japan.

Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour goes Virtual with ROUVY for the Challenge and the July 17th Race

Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour goes Virtual with ROUVY for the Challenge and the July 17th Race

Jul 13th — 2021

KNYSNA, South Africa/ July 13th, 2021 – The 2021 Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour, initially planned to offer cyclists both a real and a virtual experience of its iconic routes, will now take place only as an online edition on ROUVY. Due to a prompt ban on public events in South Africa, the Knysna Cycle Tour had to cancel the real life events set for the weekend of July 17 and 18. Instead, the international cycling community will traverse the beautiful surrounds of the Knysna area on real routes in the virtual augmented environment on ROUVY. The Virtual Knysna Cycle Tour Challenge that takes place from 5 July till 1 August 2021, will hold the virtual race on July 17th.

globalbike, a US-based nonprofit, launches its 1st virtual challenge, ‘Race to Kilimanjaro’ with ROUVY

globalbike, a US-based nonprofit, launches its 1st virtual challenge, ‘Race to Kilimanjaro’ with ROUVY

Jul 2nd — 2021

Spartanburg, South Carolina / July 1st, 2021 - globalbike, together with ROUVY’s augmented reality platform, announces a virtual challenge. The Challenge enables anyone, both competitive athletes and casual hobby riders, to ride in Tanzania virtually and at the same time, raises awareness and funds for globalbike-supported projects. globalbike transforms the lives of women in rural Tanzanian communities for the better. Bicycle accessibility in Tanzania helps women to meet their basic needs, overcome their daily struggles and pursue better lives.

Changé - Laval Espace Mayenne, the 1st official ITT on the “Tour de France 2021” arrives to Laval and goes online

Changé - Laval Espace Mayenne, the 1st official ITT on the “Tour de France 2021” arrives to Laval and goes online

Jun 29th — 2021

Laval, Mayenne, France / June 28, 2021 - Stage 5 of the Tour de France 2021 arrives at the Mayenne department on June 30th. To celebrate the French tour, the Mayenne Council, in cooperation with the local AR/VR trade show “Laval Virtual”, has digitized the 2021 ITT Stage, on ROUVY. This gives any person in the world, the opportunity to visit the famous roads virtually, from home, alongside the cycling pros. To mark the occasion, the opening virtual race for the global community is to take place on June 29th, 14:00 CEST.

"ŠKODA Velorace Dresden" - The most beautiful cycling city tour in Germany goes with ROUVY to the 1st Virtual Dresden Edition

"ŠKODA Velorace Dresden" - The most beautiful cycling city tour in Germany goes with ROUVY to the 1st Virtual Dresden Edition

Jun 24th — 2021

The ŠKODA Velorace in Dresden (SVRD) is the most beautiful city cycling tour in Germany. The open virtual race on ROUVY invites everyone to discover the city from home and challenge former UCI World Champion Bert Grabsch this weekend, June 27.

The Pedalitaly PARMA Virtual Race visits the cultural heart of Emilia-Romagna

The Pedalitaly PARMA Virtual Race visits the cultural heart of Emilia-Romagna

Jun 17th — 2021

Parma, Italy / June 17, 2021 The PedalItaly Parma Virtual Race on ROUVY is set for June 22nd, free and open for everyone. Cycling enthusiasts from all over the world are invited to discover the heart of the Parma Apennines from home. The 1:1 augmented course represents immersive racing over rolling hills of the Parma vicinity in a truly beautiful and natural environment.

‘YAMAGUCHI Virtual RIDE FESTA in Tsunoshima’, an augmented ROUVY race around the iconic tourist island on June 20th

‘YAMAGUCHI Virtual RIDE FESTA in Tsunoshima’, an augmented ROUVY race around the iconic tourist island on June 20th

Jun 16th — 2021

Japan / June 16th, 2021 - Yamaguchi prefecture invites the global cycling community to explore the “end of the world” via ROUVY’s enhanced, augmented, open race this Sunday, June 20th. The newly released virtual route presents a ride around the beautiful and iconic tourist location from the Sea of Japan, the island of Tsunoshima along with its famous bridge and lighthouse. The 1:1 virtual replica of this postcard place with white sands and emerald green waters is now available for the virtual-bike cruise from home.