Ahead of the action unfolding at the UCI World Championship, which takes place on 22-30 September 2018 in Innsbruck, turbo trainer specialist Bkool is giving fans and riders from all over the world the opportunity to test themselves on the same course as the pros.
Using the GPX data from the 2018 route, Bkool has uploaded the course for both the time-trial and the gruelling elite men’s route to its simulated software platform. A release from Bkool explains that ‘This gives riders of all abilities the chance to cycle the actual route profile and challenge themselves on the same fierce inclines as the pros in a 3D world.’
On September 23, just as the World Championships are getting underway, Bkool will also kick off a special competition to crown the first male and female virtual World Champions on these routes.
Bkool notes that with ‘[Peter] Sagan already eyeing a record breaking fourth World Championship title it looks as if the course has been especially designed to upset his dominance and let the climbers shine.’
Six laps around the main climb will be completed before the final finishing circuit is tackled. This is where the punishing 25% gradients will be experienced and where the course has gained the reputation as one of the ‘toughest in history’.
Cycling fans can download the course simulator at bkool.com and ‘get ready to conquer the 2018 World Championships in Innsbruck’.
Bkool is a technology company that creates interactive and innovative solutions for sports and video gaming. In the field of cycling, it has developed an advanced trainer and simulator. The simulator lets cyclists ride routes in a 3D virtual environment alongside other cyclists connected in real time. With the simulator, users can experience the same sensations they would have on the road. Bkool’s 3D World technology ‘simulates any route in the world in 3D and recreates the actual elevation of the terrain and the details in the landscape’.
The company’s 3D Real Weather technology also recreates the weather in real time on any route. Bkool is available in seven languages, including Chinese and Japanese, and distributes its products worldwide.