Granfondo Stelvio Santini Headed for ROUVY
5 Jun, 2020
The final climb in the Granfondo Stelvio Santini mass participation cycling event is landing on ROUVY. The indoor cycling platform will be allowing all cycling fans to tackle the Stelvio Pass climb on June 7, the day the real-world gran fondo event should have taken place.
The top three men and the top three women finishers will receive prizes of Santini Cycling Wear technical clothing, while the fastest man and fastest woman will also get two free entries each to the 2021 Granfondo Stelvio Santini event.
While the actual event has been cancelled because of the current Covid-19 health crisis, a shortened virtual version of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini will take place on ROUVY on June 7, 2020. For the time being, the whole of the race won’t be available online – just the Stelvio Pass section, which also happens to be the most iconic climb in the Central Alps.
Santini Cycling Wear, which organizes the Valtellina-based gran fondo, has signed a two year agreement with indoor cycling app ROUVY. This deal gives riders the opportunity to complete and enjoy the Stelvio Pass climb from their own homes.
There will be two challenges – one for men and the other for women, the latter organized with Ride Like a Mummy, a project that offers obstetric, gynecological and psychological support to women going through difficult pregnancies or who have had a complicated birth, as well as those with new-borns in intensive care.
The Granfondo Stelvio Santini organizing team will be donating €1 for every participant in the women-only race. In addition to this challenge, which will be open for 24 hours, two live races will be available during the day (June 7), one at 11:00 CET and one at 20:00 CET. These will allow amateurs to go head-to-head with friends, as well as pro cyclists who will also participate in the event.
The virtual race will be accessible through dedicated links that will be active shortly on both the granfondostelviosantini.com and rouvy.com websites. The link will allow access to the challenge after riders have signed up to ROUVY.
The organizers will also be sending out the virtual gran fondo link in a newsletter to all those who entered the real-world event and will offer them free access to the Rouvy platform for one month.
10 participant names will be drawn at random to receive a variety of prizes provided by Santini Cycling Wear and the event’s partners.
Riders will also have the chance to cycle with ROUVY after June 7. Aside from the Stelvio climb, the other two climbs in the Grandfondo Stelvio Santini – the Telgio and Mortirolo – will also go live in August 2020, allowing for preparation for the 2021 event.