Open races to fight for the places in the UCI Continental SARIS ROUVY Sauerland Team start this week

January 26, 2021 / Madison, WI – With the earlier announcement of the joint UCI team sponsorship, SARIS and ROUVY are proud to announce the open qualifying virtual race week for riders ready to fight for the chance to get into the pro circuit and fill 2 vacant positions in the team roster.

The newly rebranded team is looking to support and develop young talents that are ready to fight for the jersey in the team, aiming to turn and advance to the “pro” status. Starting this Saturday, January 29th, and every season further on, the roster selection will partly take place through open online races, giving more riders from around the world an opportunity to participate.

Currently, the SARIS ROUVY Sauerland Team is looking to fill two roster spots. Qualification will happen through an online 4-part race series on ROUVY, where 4 finalists will be chosen. The final selection is to be happening at the in-person team camp in March in Girona (Spain). “I am excited to see the contenders from all corners of the world. What was not possible in the past is becoming a reality today due to the new level of technology. It is interesting how the competing riders standing against the historic pros’ results on the ROUVY leaderboards“ adds Petr Samek, CEO of ROUVY.

“In addition to the expertise of SARIS, ROUVY, and the current Sauerland team management, other jury members will include former pro cyclist and Sports Director of the Deutschland Tour, Fabian Wegmann,” Frank Schreiner, Saris Head of Marketing, Europe.

SARIS ROUVY Sauerland is looking for passionate young riders who will be a good fit for the already formed team, bringing with them equal parts skill and personality. Riders from across the globe are encouraged to apply.


Riders can visit the team page to apply to get into the selection process. Application submission closes on January 28th.


Jan 29 - Pro-Chaser Qualification TT #1 - 12:00 and 19:00 CET

Feb 5 - Pro-Chaser Qualification #2 - 12:00 CET

Feb 12 - Pro-Chaser Qualification #3 - 12:00 CET

Feb 19 - Pro-Chaser Qualification TT #4 - 12:00 CET

Registration is open here.

Anyone is welcome to race along the qualifying riders just for fun.


In-Person Team Camp from 21. to 25. March in Girona sponsored by Saris.

About SARIS ROUVY Sauerland Team

The mission of SARIS and ROUVY is to break down barriers to make cycling more inclusive. The SRS team will have the opportunity to break down their own barriers as they make their journey towards the pro tour. Founded in 2016, the mission of the team is to offer young talented athletes an environment where they can learn and develop skills that will help them reach the pro level. The focus will be on giving riders ages 18-23, who have had little to no access before, a path towards pro cycling. www.team-sauerland.com


Saris aims to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all people to fall in love with the bike. An inclusive thought process is behind everything they do. Through their products, their people, their partners, and their advocacy efforts - Saris is dedicated to removing the obstacles that exist between ALL people and their ride. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Saris proudly dreams, designs, and builds car racks and indoor bike trainers, as well as public bike systems and infrastructures. The Saris Foundation is a nonprofit organization that launched in 2021 to build bike parks for kids. To learn more about their efforts, or to apply for a grant please visit: www.sarisfoundation.org.


ROUVY is a digital racing platform for athletes all over the world to compete, ride or run with friends, complete workouts, and much more. ROUVY offers thousands of exciting augmented real roads to join the pro peloton online or compete with friends for fun. Cycling enthusiasts and the most competitive athletes are welcome to cycle the world from home, stay fit, or get ready for the next race!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Frank Schreiner, fschreiner@saris.com