Eschborn-Frankfurt E-Challenge starts on December 7th!

The virtual cycling classic for everyone - the Eschborn-Frankfurt E-Challenge!

Details will be published here from Monday the 7th of December.

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Virtual race starts in December

Fans don't have to wait until May 1st to get into the cycling classic mood. From December 7th to 31st, hobby athletes can train comfortably at home on the routes from Eschborn-Frankfurt. The virtual racing platform Rouvy will be the venue for the “Eschborn-Frankfurt E-Challenge” over the next few weeks.

After the premiere on May 1st, when 1,500 participants from 25 countries virtually rode the ŠKODA Velotour E-Race, a digital racing series lasting several weeks will follow in December. There are several routes to choose from and provide variety in winter training. In addition to the ŠKODA Velotour Skyline over 40 kilometers, which has the Frankfurt skyline as well as the start and finish in Eschborn, the climb from Oberursel to the Feldberg can be conquered. And with the Mammolshainer Stich, a Taunus icon becomes a virtual experience: a 23% incline is simulated on the exercise bike. As a reward, Rouvy awards coveted points and badges for a digital cycling career.

The more ambitious athletes can compete in a special ranking: "Beat Cima". The stage winner of the Giro d’Italia, Damiano Cima, set the fastest time on the virtual 40-kilometer route on May 1st. The mark of the professional from Gazprom-RusVelo is at 55:03 minutes. Can a hobby athlete beat Cima’s record by the end of the year? Gazprom Germania, partner of Eschborn-Frankfurt, is providing an attractive special price as motivation. The fastest rider of the 40-kilometer distance can look forward to a “Super Fan Package”, including a professional jersey set and helmet, free start for the ŠKODA Velotour, access to the VIP area and a meet & greet on May 1st.

Anyone who rather prefers to use the climbing legs in winter sees the Feldberg as an ideal challenge. We are looking for the "Tissot Mountain King" and the "Tissot Mountain Queen". The fastest climber and the fastest female climber on the Feldberg route earn a jersey and a high-quality Tissot watch in addition to the title.

Registration for the digital racing series will be possible from Monday. Participants who are not yet registered with Rouvy can test the training platform for 14 days free of charge.

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About Rouvy

ROUVY is a cycling platform that allows you to ride on well-known Alpine roads without leaving your home. The application simulates real outdoor riding with high-quality videos based on GPS route profiles and augmented/mixed reality. Augmented Routes combine animated 3D riders with real-life geolocated video footage, so cyclists and triathletes can enjoy the endless variety of iconic locations from the comfort of their homes. Just connect the bike trainer to Rouvy, and choose from over 4,000 interactive route films by length or profile to fit your training plan at any time.





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Rotary Cycling Team

Since 2013, Michael Hanke and Moritz Dick and their Rotary Cycling team have been tirelessly collecting donations in the fight against the polio virus on May 1st. After the cancellation of the May 1st race due to the corona virus, they saw their annual project in danger and collected video material from the 40km route early Sunday morning to lay the foundation for a virtual race.


In addition to the acute fight against corona, the viral disease polio is absolutely necessary. There is reason to be concerned that if global vaccination campaigns are suspended due to restrictions on movement and contacts, polio will spread again. We call on all cycling enthusiasts to help completely eradicate this defeatable disease. Rotary clubs have been active around the world for over thirty years to provide information about polio and to collect donations that can be prevented by swallowing vaccines.

You can find information and donation options here: Rotary Cycling Team

Wahoo Fitness

Wahoo Fitness has always had a strong cycling affinity. As a provider of high-performance smart trainers and GPS bike computers, we support professional teams such as Bora-Hansgrohe, Deceunick-Quickstep, Alpecin-Fenix, Ineos, AG2R La Mondiale, Akea-Samsic and are - especially in these times - an important partner for professionals as well as for every dedicated cyclist. The way to support traditional events is not far. Unfortunately, many beautiful races and events cannot take place at the moment - except as virtual races.

With this partnership we would like to express our support and commitment to all cyclists beyond pure top-class sport and we are looking forward to seeing as many cyclists as possible together with some professionals on the virtual route.

Official hardwarepartner of the Skoda Velotour E-Race