After a series of online qualifying races on ROUVY, the Grand Finals of La Vuelta Virtual 2022 will take place as an in-person and online event on September 11th in Madrid, Spain.
The grand finale of the virtual event will take place at the same time as the closing phase of the real La Vuelta 2022.
At the face-to-face event in Madrid, participants will use ZYCLE’s intelligent ZBikes. The qualified finalists will face off against former Olympic and MTB World Champion José Hermida in the battle for the crown of the virtual peloton.
La Vuelta Virtual 2022 is a series of events organized by ROUVY that allows everyone to compete in real time alongside the pros on different stages of Spain’s most prestigious cycling tour.
On September 11th, the ROUVY team will be in Spain to be at La Vuelta 2022 and set up a physical podium to present the final stage of La Vuelta 2022 as a live show in central Madrid. The virtual event starts at 17:00 CEST (live broadcast starts at 16:45). The grand finale will be streamed live from Madrid on Facebook and YouTube.
12 riders were selected to take part in the grand finale in person, competing alongside athletes such as José Hermida and cyclist and video blogger Cameron Jeffers.
In the real event, the pros will tackle the flat 96.7km final stage (Stage 21), which starts in Las Roza and winds its way into central Madrid. However, La Vuelta Virtual 2022 finalists will compete for a virtual rendition of the final 25km segment of the stage. This leads over the Puente Sobre bridge and then past local attractions such as the Casa de Campo. The virtual stage will likely conclude with a final bunch sprint before the final victory celebrations and the crowning of the red jersey winner.
For every finisher of the LV Grand Final, ROUVY donates EUR 10 to the local Spanish charity Fundación También, which also organizes online fitness classes to take home. The Fundación También has been developing social projects that offer sporting activities for people with disabilities for 22 years.