Experience the 2020 Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini on Rouvy
Conquer The King Of Climbs Virtually on June 7th!
The final climb in the Granfondo Stelvio Santini is coming to ROUVY: the famous indoor cycling platform will be allowing all cycling fans to tackle the Stelvio Pass climb on June 7, the day the Valtellina Granfondo should have taken place. The top three men and the top three women finishers will receive prizes of Santini Cycling Wear technical clothes, while fastest man and fastest woman will also get two free entries each to the 2021 Granfondo Stelvio Santini.
While the actual event has been cancelled because of the health crisis, the good news is that a shortened virtual version of the Granfondo Stelvio Santini will take place on ROUVY on June 7, 2020. For the moment, the whole of the race won’t be available – just the Stelvio Pass section which also happens to be the most iconic climb in the Central Alps.
Santini Cycling Wear, which organises the Valtellina-based Granfondo, has signed a two years agreement with the indoor cycling app, which is giving 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 organised with Ride Like a Mummy, a project that offers obstetric, gynaecological 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. In fact, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini will be donating one euro 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 11am CET and one at 8pm CET, to allow amateurs to go head-to-head with guests, among which PRO cyclists, who will 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. It will allow access to the challenge after you have signed up to ROUVY. The organisers will also be sending out the Granfondo link in a newsletter to all those who entered the event and will offer them with free access to the Rouvy platform for one month.
Participants will be able to tackle the Stelvio climb in the course on Sunday, June 7. There’ll be only one final rank which will include the three men and three women with the best times in the time trial. They will be awarded prizes of Santini Cycling Wear technical clothes. The fastest man and fastest woman to finish will also receive two free entries to the Granfondo Stelvio Santini scheduled for June 6, 2021.
In addition to this, 10 participant names will be drawn at random and they will 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 historic climbs in the Grandfondo Stelvio Santini – the Telgio and Mortirolo - will also go live in August 2020, allowing for preparation for the 2021 event. This will mean subscribers to the platform will be able to test their endurance on the three iconic climbs right throughout the year.
For further information: www.granfondostelviosantini.com