Dec 6th 2021
*‘La Vuelta Virtual’ is a year-round project to bring the Spanish tour to everyone’s home around the world. Therefore, ROUVY continuously releases the most exciting and immersive official routes of La Vuelta. From Dec 7th to Dec 19th, cyclists of all levels are invited to compete virtually with the Burgos BH pro riders. Just the same as last year, the Spanish team won’t miss this 10-stage augmented version of the 2021 Vuelta a España either. The tour provides the opportunity to experience and relive the pro battles and visit sunny Spain online. Everyone has a chance to win exciting prizes from the series sponsors: ELITE Cycling and Santini. *
With the indoor cycling season now in full swing, riders of all abilities can race in the exact famous locations as the pros from the World Tour Teams! 1:1 ROUVY’s immersive augmented reality lets one ride in Spain’s most beautiful and iconic places. Currently, there are thirty-three quality La Vuelta routes in the vast ROUVY catalog. All of them can be enjoyed for either the excitement of racing competitively, or for training enjoyment while exploring new places.
Race virtually and feel like a pro!
Getting a feel for what it is like to be a pro just for one day, let alone ten days, is undoubtedly a new experience for anyone up for the grand tour challenge. Special guests from Burgos BH UCI ProTeam are joining the ‘La Vuelta Virtual Grand 10’ race series, so watch out for the violet jerseys!
Just as most Grand Tour stages start with a Time Trial, so does this series. The tour will visit some famous places. Luz Ardiden is one of the most spectacular and challenging climbs starting from Occitanie, France, situated in the beautiful Pyrénées National Park. (In this place LV had a finishing stage twice in its history.) The just as famous and iconic Alto de L’Angliru will close the climbing part of the series. It is known as one of the toughest ascents in La Vuelta’s history with its steep mountain road in Asturias, near La Vega-Riosa, in northern Spain. The grand finale will end in a TT, just as it occurred in the real La Vuelta 21, where Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) dominated the final stage with a finish next to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
RACE DATES AND PARCOURS
Dec 7th | Race 1 | STAGE 4 - La Vuelta 2021 | Anquela del Ducado | TT Prolog | 10km, 59m
Dec 8th | Race 2 | STAGE 6 - La Vuelta 2021 | Cullera | 20km, 85m
Dec 10th | Race 3 | STAGE 6 - La Vuelta 2021 | Valencia | 30km, 41m
Dec 11th | Race 4 | STAGE 8 - La Vuelta 2021 | El Algar | 34km, 145m
Dec 12th | Race 5 | STAGE 8 - La Vuelta 2021 | Cartagena | 36,7km, 386m
Dec 14th | Race 6 | STAGE 11 - La Vuelta 2021 | Valdepeñas de Jaén | 27,7km, 679m
Dec 15th | Race 7 | STAGE 11 - La Vuelta 2021 | Priego de Córdoba | 27,3km, 637m
Dec 17th | Race 8 | STAGE 17 - La Vuelta 1995 | Luz Ardiden | 35km, 343m
Dec 18th | Race 9 | STAGE 12 - La Vuelta 2020 | Alto de l'Angliru | 12,3km, 1230m
Dec 19th | Race 10 | STAGE 21 - La Vuelta 2021 | Santiago de Compostela | TT Epilog | 30,8km, 613m
Three different time zones; Asia, Europe and USA, are available with their respective races starting at 20:00 JST / 19:00 CET / 18:00 PST.
The competition is open to anyone. Athletes of all levels are welcome to join. It will be a mass start for all riders. Each day is an individual stand-alone race with the overall series general classification and individual standings based on points. The five best results are counted for the general classification. Bike selection and drafting are available and always “ON”. (In Time Trial races there is no drafting, and one can choose the option of a time-trial bike.)
Prizes, by the best indoor training products and highest quality cycling clothing will be presented by ELITE Cycling, Santini and WeLoveCycling. Prize winners will be selected in random draws giving each participant of the virtual tour a chance to win something.
Athletes wishing to participate in the ‘La Vuelta Virtual Grand 10’ need to have a smart trainer, or a smart bike and a device such as a phone, tablet, computer or AppleTV, connected to the Internet with the latest version of the ROUVY app installed. A valid ROUVY account is also required and new riders are offered an additional 14-day free trial to be part of the action.
Registration is free of charge and NOW OPEN.
About La Vuelta
La Vuelta is an annual, multi-stage cycling road race in Spain, which also occasionally passes through nearby countries. First organized in 1935, the UCI World Tour event has been staged and managed by Unipublic and Amaury Sport Organisation. Along with the French and Italian tours, La Vuelta makes up cycling's most prestigious, three week-long Grand Tours. In 2021, the Spanish race celebrated its 76th appearance in the World Tour calendar along with a global TV coverage and a success story to be proud of.
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