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The Success of Virtual Cycling

By Brad Shaw, Fitness Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 26 May 2020

Technology makes us more and more connected; and is increasingly able to provide us with personalized experiences based on our tastes, passions and personal goals, exactly when we want to experience them.

This trend has already taken off and has undoubtedly been accelerated by the lockdown experienced in recent weeks which has furthered our desire to be able to access our favourite experiences from home at any time.

In the world of fitness and sport, we have witnessed a real boom in virtual cycling that allows you to try your hand at some of the most legendary stages of cycling, such as climbing the Alpe d’Huez or the Stelvio Pass for home.

You have also been able to challenge friends, participate in virtual competitions, or simply train following a specific program.

Today’s indoor cycling technology allows you to live these experiences in an incredibly realistic way, thanks to professional products – such as MyCycling or Skillbike by Technogym – which, in addition to the accuracy of the intermediate measured data of watts, speed, slope and correct biomechanics, they guarantee connectivity with applications that allow virtual workouts such as Zwift or Rouvy.

MyCycling is Technogym’s smart trainer which you can use with your bike. It is a compact, elegant and precise cyclosimulator that allows you to train at your best in the comfort of your home. The tool is controlled by a dedicated app, the MyCycling App in which there are both training sessions divided by objectives, and a complete training plan.

The ‘Technogym Neuromuscular Training’, over a number of rides, will lead to you developing all the qualities necessary to improve your road cycling. MyCycling, however, is much more, it can be connected to the two most used and appreciated virtual training apps: Zwift and Rouvy.

You can therefore have fun challenging your friends in pre-organized online competitions or simply pedaling in the company of other cyclists that you meet online along countless routes chosen by you. Thanks to the compatibility with Zwift and Rouvy, you can create an engaging, fun and varied training experience: whatever your training level, you can find the most suitable group to ride with in real time with friends, athletes and personalities.

If you want your cycling to emulate cycling on the road, Skillbike is the Technogym solution that brings the experience of pedalling on the road indoors.

Skillbike is the only stationary bike fitted with real gear shift designed specifically for professional athletes training needs and for amateur cyclists and triathletes. When it comes to virtual cycling, Skillbike offers all Mycycling features and therefore connectivity with ZwiftRouvy and Strava.

You can experience the excitement and challenge of outdoor cycling and add an extra bit of fun to your rides thanks to the presence of a real mechanical gearbox, and, thanks to the Real Routes function, you can beat your personal records or compete against the whole world without giving up on fun.

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