GRANFONDO STELVIO SANTINI 2020 – YOUR ‘VIRTUAL’ EPIC CHALLENGE
2020 has been quite a (unique) year to say the least.
In the cycling community, this means that the year has brought much of outdoors, indoors. A few months have been spent cycling in the safety of people’s homes – all in the name of social distancing. In the world of granfondos, Granfondo Stelvio Santini is no different.
While Santini and the organizers consider safety and eliminating COVID-19 as top priority this year, they also recognize the passion that runs through each cycling enthusiast’s veins. Considered a highlight in the amateur cycling calendar and among the most epic granfondos in Europe for years, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini just could not be missed this year.
Thus, on June 7th, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini took place on a virtual platform.
Participants came together and competed using ROUVY, which provided a realistic virtual training experience through live video footage within the app.
Rouvy has also been the official virtual training partner of IRONMAN – one of the reasons why Santini and the organizers have partnered with the app.
The virtual event featured very special guests such as Vincenzo Nibali, Tour de France and Giro d’Italia winner, as well as Mirinda Carfrae, three-time IRONMAN World Champion among others.
The women's event was organized together 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 donated one euro for every participant in the women-only race. Learn more by visiting the Ride Like a Mummy website: https://www.ridelikeamummy.com/.
The event featured participants from 60 countries.
24 Hours Granfondo Stelvio Santini Challenge:
Registered: 1854 members
Finished: 787 riders
To all the participants, thank you for being with us albeit from home. We hope to see you at next year’s event. Mark your calendars – June 6th 2021!
For more information, visit the event website www.granfondostelviosantini.com
And while you wait subcribers of the Rouvy app can ride the Stelvio climb any day of the year(the Teglio and Mortirolo - will also go live in August 2020) an amazing opportunity to prepare for the 2021 event.