6.20 p.m., April 3, 2020
The Austrian Cycling Association ÖRV has now also decided to largely cancel. So there will be no races until June 1st. The ÖRV announced this on Friday afternoon. The UCI World Cycling Federation had previously canceled all international competitions.
“We are already asking our organizers and clubs for the greatest possible flexibility if, hopefully, it will be a matter of reorganizing appointments within a few weeks and getting cycling back into gear together“, becomes ÖRV president Harald Mayer quoted. The racing calendar for Austria has been reorganized, making international events such as the Tour of Austria and the Mountain Bike European Championship an absolute priority. A decision on the execution of this will be made by the Presidium on April 17th.
With the “eCycling league Austria“but the ÖRV has created a virtual league for the athletes. Beginning with Saturday until the 2nd of May there are weekly competitions over 40 to 60 km. Everyone is eligible to participate in the league rankings, as a result of which you can measure yourself against professionals Various categories come only from the ÖRV licensed.
The races run on smart roller trainers are held on the online platform Zwift. The display of heart rate and wattage values is mandatory. The ÖRV asks for honest information about your own body weight, since the indication of low weight leads to falsification of the performance parameters. In the case of unrealistic values, you reserve the right to prove the actual body weight, the announcement states. As a reward for the best, non-cash prizes from the association sponsors will be awarded.