Virtual Race by Tour des Stations on ROUVY – Experience The Col de la Croix-de-Coeur

Granges, Switzerland / 16th of February 2021 - The Tour des Stations, is ready to come back to your home and make you sweat with a one-day race on Saturday, 20th February at 10 a.m. CET.

From January 18th to February 14th, The Tour des Stations Challenge on ROUVY reunited 5,700 athletes from all over the world to ride 5 of the most beautiful climbs of this famous cyclosportive. After this great challenge, a poll was conducted to choose one of the 5 climbs to be the one selected for the race day. The verdict is in: the Col de la Croix de Coeur (20.8m and 1100mD+), was chosen by the Tour des Stations loyal riders. This Saturday the race will start at Nendaz through the legendary climb between asphalt and gravel, all the way to the highest point of the Col de la Croix de Cœur at 2,174m. The thrill is guaranteed in front of the exceptional panorama of the Combins massif and The Mont-Blanc at the arrival. The global community of cycling enthusiasts and pros are invited to ride along from their homes, virtually. Guillaume Bourgeois, the last winner of the Tour des Stations Ultrafondo 2020, is ready to start the challenge and will be at the start of the race on Saturday.

At the end of the race, a draw will be held to determine the winners of the 3 following prizes for Men and Women:

  • The new Tissot T-Touch
  • A Specialized helmet SW Evade
  • A Tour des Stations jacket + polos + subscription for 2021 race

“We were really surprised by the success of the Tour des Stations challenge. The number of participants underlines the importance of those kinds of events during this special time. People need to move and set goals to move forward. With this race we offer the riders an opportunity to exercise together and to challenge themselves while virtually traversing enchanting landscapes for fun and immersive experience” said Nadège Fischer, Operational Manager of Tour des Stations organization.

Cyclists of all levels are welcome to join. The requirements are plain and simple: a smart trainer and a compatible computer device to run the ROUVY’s Augmented Reality app.

The registration for the race is now open.

About Tour des Stations

The Tour des Stations has already established itself as one of the most-awaited European cyclosportives of the summer calendar with just three editions. With 50% of international participants spanning 32 countries, the challenge reunites cyclists from all around the world towards a common goal of pushing their limits, together on the same road.

On the 7th of August 2021, participants will cross between three to thirteen stations, as per the distance chosen (242km, 133km, 74km or 34km) and tackle a positive altitude difference varying from 1,950m to 8,848m. The Ultrafondo course with its 242km and 8,848mD+ is the new cycling Everest with it being renowned as the toughest one-day cycling race in the world. For more information, visit www.tourdesstations.com. The Tour des Stations is organized by the company R&D Cycling. Its mission is to promote cycling in Switzerland and especially in Valais, by offering popular events and tourism products in synergy with all the cycling players of the region.

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