**21st August 2023 **- Prague, Czech: ROUVY, the indoor cycling app which lets you ride real routes around the world, has launched a new series of races under the banner of the official La Vuelta Virtual, which will run alongside la Vuelta a España 2023 Grand Tour.
Unpredictable, unconventional, hot, brutal and gripping, riders will be able to experience the thrills, sights and emotions of the iconic Spanish race with ROUVY’s realistic, high quality video routes, closely following the real-world parcours ridden by the pro’s during la Vuelta.
With three levels of challenge available - Tranquilo (4 challenging but achievable stages), Medio (4 tougher stages) and Diablo (15 stages - a challenge for highly determined riders) - there are options suited to riders of all levels of ability.
Riders will be able to unlock official virtual jerseys by completing any of the La Vuelta Virtual '23 ROUVY challenges. These jerseys will remain available in each finisher’s virtual garage forever, making them a unique unlockable achievement.
In addition to the challenges, a series of races will be held, with events running up to 4 times per day, with multiple heats, throughout the 3 weeks of racing, allowing all riders to get a taste of what the pro’s will experience, on the same routes. Each day will feature races on the real-world Vuelta a España stage, flashback races on the previous stage and recon group rides on the next stage upcoming. La Vuelta leaders jerseys will be awarded to race finishers - Green and White jerseys for sprint or flatter stages, a Blue polka dot jersey for hilly stages and a Red jersey for the final on stage 21.
Other prizes available include virtual coins to be spent on your avatar and in-app equipment and real-world bundles of ROUVY apparel, bidons and towels. Indoor cycling hardware brand Zycle will also be supplying some of its innovative products as prizes.
To ensure La Vuelta Virtual matches la Vuelta a España 2023 as closely as possible, four new routes are being added to the platform. The new routes feature sections of Vuelta stages 3, 9, 14 and 16, bolstering ROUVY’s already expansive list of Spanish routes.
Petr Samek, CEO of ROUVY, ‘ROUVY is delighted to be the Virtual Partner of La Vuelta a España again this year. La Vuelta is a unique event and shares the same spirit of adventure and excellence as ROUVY. I'm really happy that we can bring the experience of riding the stages of La Vuelta Virtual to a global audience of cyclists.’
To see the full Virtual Vuelta event program and all the prizes available, visit ROUVY.com
Keep going, and feel the heat of La Vuelta!
About ROUVY ROUVY is the indoor cycling app that lets you ride real routes around the world. Combining sport and technology, ROUVY is the #1 platform for a realistic and immersive video experience with over 1300 routes around the world to choose from. It enables cyclists to train, have fun and explore the world from the comfort of their own home.
ROUVY offers a wide variety of real routes, terrains and gradients filmed on high-quality video. There are challenges, special events, group rides, customized avatars and training plans to suit all levels and keep riders motivated to get fitter.
With its focus on realism, ROUVY is a partner of cycling organizations like La Vuelta, PTO, Challenge Family and Strava. rouvy.com