The TOUR DE FLORIANÓPOLIS from Southern Brazil’s beautiful and exotic islands arrives as an official virtual race competition on ROUVY

Florianópolis, Brazil / September 8th, 2021 – The enforced partnership between the Brazilian Virtual Cycling and ROUVY has a launch date now – September 11th – thanks to GPBrasil of Virtual Cycling – Tour de Florianópolis.

The Island of Magic or ‘Floripa’, as it is commonly called by Brazilians, is the capital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, in the southern region of the country. The municipality consists of the main island, the island of Santa Catarina, the mainland and some surrounding small islands.

The city has over 100 registered beaches and is a hub of shipping activity. It is considered a special Brazilian coastal gem by many inhabitants and the tourists who visit. Due to its  unique beauty, Florianópolis attracts a diverse crowd of tourists, surfers and students.

Amongst the tourist attractions that stand out, in addition to the beaches, are the places where the first communities settled, such as Ribeirão da Ilha, Lagoa da Conceição (upcoming route on ROUVY), Santo Antônio de Lisboa and the historic center itself. Several events take place in the city throughout the year, deserving prominence for its peculiarity, economic relevance, projection and consistency, including major sporting events such as surfing championships or the IRONMAN Triathlon.

The race

The competition will start and finish at the iconic Hercílio Luz bridge, one of the main postcards of the city, which after 29 years, was completely renovated and reopened again for traffic of vehicles.

The FLORIANÓPOLIS TOUR will be an official competition of ROUVY, enabling athletes to both experience the exotic beauty of the islands overseas and aid their progress in their careers on the platform. in addition, the competition is a valid stage for the BRAZILIAN VIRTUAL CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIP and is part of the qualification for the VIRTUAL CYCLING UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIP, both officially certified events by the Brazilian Confederation of Electronic Sports and the Brazilian Confederation of University Sports. The 17 km mostly flat course is now released.

Format: Time-trial, 2 laps

Registration

Time: September 11th, 21:15 CEST

  • Brazilian athletes must register through the website ciclismovirtualbr.com.br to get on the official Brazilian leaderboard;
  • International athletes are welcome to register directly HERE.

About BRAZILIAN VIRTUAL CYCLING

BRAZILIAN VIRTUAL CYCLING was born from a start-up formed by specialists in the technical, marketing, logistics and live streaming areas. It’s a unique and innovative project in the Brazilian sports scene that mixes competition, entertainment and tourism through virtualized cycling. https://rouvy.com/partner/brazilian-virtual-cycling

About ROUVY

ROUVY is a digital racing platform that brings the experience of real-life cycling competitions to your home. ROUVY offers thousands of exciting virtual roads to join the pro peloton online or compete with friends. Overlaying 3D avatars over the geo-synced video footage, ROUVY makes home training both realistic and fun. Cycling enthusiasts and the most demanding athletes are welcome to cycle the world from home to stay fit or get ready for the next race! www.rouvy.com

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