Continuing to demonstrate the capabilities of its Augmented Routes offering, Rouvy has made an online version of the iconic Stelvio Pass available for virtual racing and training.
Rouvy, an indoor cycling platform for cyclists and triathletes, has confirmed the release of the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps for its augmented/mixed reality mode. The 20 km course, with a 15% max gradient, is an iconic route for the cycling community. Thousands of riders take on the climb in August during the Stelvio Bike Day each year.
“We are thrilled to provide the global cycling community with an opportunity to ride iconic cycling places from home,” said Petr Samek, CEO of Rouvy. “For many amateur cyclists, getting to the Italian Alps may remain a dream. Now anyone can experience this climb in their training room.”
Tereza Hurikova, Marketing Manager for Rouvy and a former European MTB Champion, added, “While eventually mapping the planet with Augmented Routes is our distant dream, there is a plan to cover most of the famous cycling spots. I used to train in Italy, and rode the Stelvio a couple of times. The local climbing roads provide a great workout, and the ability to ride them in a group virtually gives you a great feeling and motivation.”
Rouvy is a unique indoor platform with augmented overlays over geo-synced, real-life video footage. The latest release incorporates animated 3D objects within GPS-synced video routes. The library contains 2,500 videos, and growing.