ROUVY Announces Virtual “Travel The World Racing Series” presented by ELITE Cycling and Santini

Jan 27th 2021

ROUVY Announces Virtual “Travel The World Racing Series” presented by ELITE Cycling and Santini

Great virtual racing experience, enabling athletes to ride the iconic cycling locations or the next real-life event from home, is the core of ROUVY’s augmented cycling reality platform. Exciting and immersive routes, terrific views, and great prizes from partners promise a lot of racing fun for the riders of any level during the virtual journey around the world. This time ROUVY takes athletes on a virtual World Tour with 5 races in 5 different countries! These 5 racing days will test cyclists for climbing, tactical and time trial skills, on both long and short routes. Racing starts on February 2nd on Passo Sella, with a visit to the Italian Alps. Conquering the Passo Sella will involve the exciting exploration of one of the routes of Maratona dles Dolomites in 1:1 reality.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with ROUVY again for this new series. This race will help people from all over the globe ride through the world’s most scenic routes. We’re happy to contribute and help so many cyclists win an all Elite pain cave with Direto XR, our top-level trainer as the main prize. In fact, it is one of the most-wanted products of the year”, says Mattia Gomerio, Head of Digital from ELITE Cycling. 

DATES OF DIGITAL RACES AND PARCOURS

Travel The World Racing Series / Feb 2, 2021 - Feb 7, 2021

Date | Route/Country | Europe Time, Prague | North America Time, San Francisco | Asia Time, Tokyo --- | --- | --- | --- | --- Feb 2nd, Tuesday | Passo Sella, Italy | 9:00 CET (18:00 UTC) | 18:00 PST (02:00 a.m. UTC) | 20:00 JST (11:00 a.m. UTC) Feb 3rd, Wednesday | Caves route, Australia | 19:00 CET (18:00 UTC) | 18:00 PST (02:00 a.m. UTC) | 20:00 JST (11:00 a.m. UTC) Feb 5th, Friday | Calanca Valley, Switzerland | 19:00 CET (18:00 UTC) | 18:00 PST (02:00 a.m. UTC) | 20:00 JST (11:00 a.m. UTC) Feb 6th, Saturday | Villes-sur-Auzon - Monieux, France  | 19:00 CET (18:00 UTC) | 18:00 PST (02:00 a.m. UTC) | 20:00 JST (11:00 a.m. UTC) Feb 7th, Sunday | La Lancha, Spain  | 19:00 CET (18:00 UTC) | 18:00 PST (02:00 a.m. UTC) | 20:00 JST (11:00 a.m. UTC)

RACE FORMAT AND RULES

  • The competition is open to anyone with a smart trainer. Athletes of all levels are welcome to join. Mass start for all riders. 
  • Each day is an individual stand-alone single race with the individual and overall general classification and country standings based on points. 
  • Bike selection and drafting are available and always “ON”. 
  • La Lancha, the last race on Feb 7th, is a Time Trial. 
  • Ranking in the series is based on the best 3 results in the races. In each race, points are distributed accordingly.
  • Any rider who finishes at least 3 of the 5 races will get a chance to win the main prize - an indoor trainer from ELITE Cycling!
  • COUNTRY BATTLE: Support your country in the Country's General Classification. Every result counts toward the leaderboard. Spread the word about the series, get your friends on board and have fun representing your country!

PRIZES AND PARTNERS

The series and prizes are presented by ELITE Cycling, Santini and Nutrend. 

The main prize:  ELITE Direto XR + ELITE ZUGAMAN Towel + ELITE Training mat

Direto XR is ELITE’s most powerful Plug & Play trainer and includes a pre-installed 11-speed Shimano® 11-28 or equivalent cassette. In fact, the whole trainer comes fully assembled. The integrated power meter with the OTS (Optical Torque Sensor) ensures DIRETO XR ensures ± 1.5% accuracy. Additionally, ELITE provides 15 sets of Elite ZUGAMAN Towels, folding mats, cages, Fly and Jet bottles.

-> Santini provides apparel: Bibs, T-shirts and jerseys from the newly released indoor cycling collection. 

-> Nutrend provides 10 nutrition racing packages for each race. 

Prize winners will be selected from random draws, so every athlete with at least 1 completed race has a chance to win. To be eligible for the main prize of ELITE DIRETO XR, the rider should have at least finished any of the 3 races in the series.

REQUIREMENTS: 

Athletes wishing to participate in the Travel The World series must have a smart trainer, bike, and a device capable of using ROUVY, such as a phone, tablet, computer, or AppleTV, connected to the Internet. A valid ROUVY account is also required and new riders are offered an additional 14-day free trial to be part of the action.

Broadcast dates: To be defined and provided before the race.  

For Rules and Registration visit: https://www.race.rouvy.com/  

About ELITE Cycling

Established in Italy in 1979, Elite is one of the biggest global players in the production of home trainers, water bottles, bottle cages and technologies for the indoor cycling world.  From 2020/21 the Company is an official supplier for 10 WorldTour teams – 2020 Tour de France winners UAE Team Emirates, 2019 Tour de France winners INEOS Grenadiers, Team Sunweb, Bahrain McLaren, CCC Team, Movistar Team, Team Israel Start-Up Nation, AG2R La Mondiale, Groupama-FDJ and Cofidis. For more, visit the official website: www.elite-it.com

About Santini

Santini is an Italian sports clothes manufacturer with a long tradition. Established in 1965 by Pietro Santini, a company based in the Northern part of Italy, fueled by the founder’s passion for cycling, Santini became the leader in the sports clothing industry. Sewing jerseys for world champions, PRO Tour teams and other accomplished athletes from all over the world.

For more, visit the official website: www.santinicycling.com

About Nutrend

Nutrend is a Czech based European leader in sports nutrition. Apart from the amazing number of warehouse's square meters, TOP CLASS technologies and endless production lines, the brand offers and builds strong relationships with athletes, based on over 27 years of experience in the sports nutrition industry. For more, visit the official website: www.nutrend-supplements.com