Ride around the home of Stella Artois in virtual reality

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Ride one of Belgian's most iconic city routes, in a new virtual stage formate (Photo: RGT)
Ride one of Belgian's most iconic city routes, in a new virtual stage formate (Photo: RGT)
  • Virtual cycling platform RGT has added a Leuven City course to its offering.
  • Race the world’s best or stop for a beer in this iconic virtual city.
  • RGT cycling is a free virtual cycling simulator.

Inspired by the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Flanders, RGT has released a new 15km Leuven City course.

Working in partnership with Deloitte and the city of Flanders, developers used cutting edge methods to create one of the most detailed courses to date. 

An innovative new mapping method more accurately replicated the real-world roads, parcours and buildings. 

There are fewer than 2500 buildings on the map. These include some of Leuven’s most renowned structures that have been painstakingly recreated in even greater detail, ensuring that riders get to experience a completely immersive virtual cycling experience.

The Leuven City course incorporates the climbs of the Keizersburg, Decouxlaan, Wijnpers and Sint-Antoniusberg. In total, there is a136m of elevation gain on the 15.4km virtual course before crossing the finish line at the Geldenaasevest by the Sint-Antoniusberg church. 

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Attack this season's UCI World Championship stage, from your living room (Photo: RGT)

Leuven - the home of Stella

Fortunately, the route passes the Stella Brewery, so riders not racing for the win can stop for hop based refreshments - ensure that the fridge in your pain cave is well stocked.

RGT’s De Ronde road, built in partnership with Tour of Flanders organisers, has been a firm favourite on the platform. This made expanding more Belgian course offerings, including the Leuven City course, an obvious decision.

Adding this new route to the RGT platform allows riders from anywhere in the world to get a feel for the course that the world’s best raced for the 2021 UCI road World Championships. 

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Developers have worked hard, to ensure a mix of historical buildings (Photo: RGT)

Ride anywhere - from home

RGT Cycling is a free to use virtual reality cycling simulator available for PC, Mac and Apple TV. RGT developers are continually pushing the boundaries of what was previously possible to provide cyclists with a captivating indoor training experience.

The RGT team and its athletes will celebrate the addition of this new route with the Flat Out Flanders series that includes time trials, road races and hill climbs, with prizes from Wahoo up for grabs.

Following the UCI World Championships in Flanders, is another Belgian classic: the iconic Paris-Roubaix, one of the most celebrated one-day races on the calendar. 

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