As momentum builds for indoor cycling training during the off-season in the northern hemisphere, indoor cycling software specialist Rouvy has ‘begun a cooperative effort with triathlete Radka Kahlefeldt (née Vodickova)’.
Radka is a Czech professional triathlete living in Australia, who competed in the Olympic Games in 2012 in London. This year, she finished 5th in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in South Africa.
Rouvy is an indoor training platform for cyclists and triathletes. The company adds that, despite having most of its users in the US, Rouvy’s roots are actually in the Czech Republic, the same as Radka’s.
Radka´s career is filled with dozens of victories and podium places from the biggest world-class races at the half-distance. Alongside her successes in sport, she became a wife and mother in the last two years. In 2016, Radka got married to Brad Kahlefeldt, the Australian triathlete and three-time bronze medallist at the Triathlon World Championships.
In January 2018, Radka and Brad became parents to their daughter, Ruby. Just two months after their daughter was born, Radka made a notable comeback, by winning the IRONMAN 70.3 in Vietnam, followed by a victory in the Asian Pacific Championships in May, and placing highly in ‘both the Challenge Championships and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships.’
Radka said, “Since Ruby was born, all of my cycling workouts have been indoors, as I had to feed and look after her. This preparation was tough and boring, without being outdoors or having any entertainment. That´s why I am very excited to cooperate with Rouvy and have a chance to feel like I’m riding outdoors while staying at home with my little Ruby.”
With Rouvy, Radka can also create her own workouts or choose from various Structured Workouts or Guided Video workouts. In Video or Augmented Routes, she can compete on IRONMAN race courses ‘face-to-face with her own previous performance’, and see how much progress she has made.
“Rouvy admires athletes like Radka, who decide to not be just a successful athlete, but take on and handle the role of parenting as well,” said Tereza Hurikova, Marketing Manager of Rouvy. “This combination isn’t easy, and you must love what you do to make it work.
“Having Radka as the new Rouvy ambassador wasn’t a difficult decision for us. She is a very sympathetic woman, who was born in the Czech Republic, just like Rouvy, so we feel even happier that we can make her preparation more entertaining and support her on her incredible life journey.”
Rouvy is a training program for indoor cycling that ‘can bring the outdoors inside’. The Rouvy App ‘offers more than 2,000 high-quality GPS-synced video routes from world-class races and the most beautiful places in the world’. Rouvy adds that it is unique in the market for ‘providing the most features and using augmented reality in real videos’. This feature, called Augmented Routes, aims to bring more entertainment and motivation into every indoor cycling activity by combining real 2D video with 3D Riders and objects.