Cycling Unlimited AG, the race event organiser behind the Tour de Suisse and TORTUR ultra cycling marathon, has teamed up with Rouvy.
The aim is to make Swiss cycling experiences accessible to all pro riders and cycling enthusiasts around the world. The three-year digital cycling partnership between the Tour de Suisse and Rouvy will be based on real stage video simulations for indoor cycling training.
Swiss time trial champion Stefan Küng sees the collaboration between Tour de Suisse and Rouvy as an interesting development. He said, “I will certainly try this out. The approach of being able to ride real stage routes is very promising, especially regarding specific race preparation; [the] simulation is exciting and has potential.”
While it is interesting for professional athletes to complete individual and training efforts for next year’s Tour de Suisse, Rouvy adds that indoor training also provides amateur athletes the opportunity to ride in groups. The Rouvy app is positioned as a ‘great way to meet up online for real-time group rides.’
In the actual video footage of the courses, the participants see a 3D representation of themselves and all other participants. Rouvy adds that ‘this community aspect promotes motivation to train on trainers and rollers at home even on the coldest winter days.’
As well as the ascent to the Oberalp Pass from the Sedrun-Andermatt mountain time trial, further route highlights will be added to Rouvy for all 2020 Tour de Suisse stages. Throughout the Tour de Suisse race next summer there will also be a special TdS Digital Cycling Challenge, with prizes to be awarded to participants.
The 84th edition of the Tour de Suisse begins on Saturday 6 June at the Start Hub in Frauenfeld with the public team presentation and various popular side events. The Swiss national tour starts on Sunday 7 June with a time trial in Frauenfeld.