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Preparing the Tour de France thanks to virtual reality

Crédits photos : Rouvy

An indoor training simulator for cycling

Rouvy uses what it calls “augmented roads” to create an immersive training experience for cycling. This product combines GPS videos of real places with 3D animated objects and cyclists’ avatars.

Augmented routes combine animated 3D riders with real videos, so that cyclists can enjoy the variety and fun of location-based cycling.

Simply connect the indoor trainer to ROUVY and choose from over 3,000 routes per length or profile to fit your training plan at any time. The athlete can ride his or her own bike. Activity data can be synchronised with common applications such as Strava or TrainingPeaks.

Rouvy, the virtual reality cycling simulator

A virtual bike race in 2020

While the “real” event took place on Sunday 30 August with a record number of 750 participants, travel restrictions prevented many cycling fans from coming from all over the world for the event. As the eRace of Rouvy takes place in parallel with the 2020 event, it also allows local participants to do both.

The eRace Rouvy allowed cyclists from all over the world to compete on the 25 km Darwin course, which was filmed and then converted into a gaming platform. Cyclists can now compete as if they were side by side on the road.

It is really an experience in which riders from all over the world will be able to get into. Cycling is booming all over the world, as is technology. Combined with the success of the Gran Fondo Sunbuild Top End 2020 and the worldwide popularity of the Tour de France, all the ingredients are in place for a great eRace debut this Sunday,” said Richard Welsh, event director.

Source: BikeRadar

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