On may 23 and 24, the virtual Cycling race “Challenge of Stars”was held.
Italian Trek-Segafredo cyclist Giulio Ciccone won the competition among miners. The virtual route was a 2.9 km climb with an average gradient of 8.69% and a maximum of 12.75%.
Ciccone’s opponent in the final was Belgian Thomas de Gendt. In the semifinals, the Italian defeated Simon Geschke.
Chris froome, Rafal Majka, Vincenzo Nibali and Jacob Fulsan were eliminated in the quarter-finals.
Among the sprinters the win in a virtual race on the 1200m was won by Dutch rider Deceuninck-Quick Step Fabio Jacobsen. He beat Filippo Ganna in the final and Pascal Ackermann in the semifinals.
RUSADA is ready to resume doping testing at Federal sports bases
RUSADA Deputy Director General Margarita Pakhnotskaya said that the Agency is ready to resume doping testing at Federal sports bases, which will open from may 25.
“We expected that such positive steps could be taken in the near future. We understood that after mid-may we should be ready for the exit process. We have formulated additional measures and an additional Protocol for doping control inspectors. In online mode, the first teams received additional education.
I can’t say that we will schedule our first outings to coincide with the opening of the bases, but in principle we are ready for this.
We have suits in stock, and other protective equipment, too. Well, the fact that the teams are returning to their bases is very cool and will help a lot in the dialogue with the regional authorities,” Pakhnotskaya said.
The Ministry of sports has created a group on digital transformation in physical education and sports
Deputy Minister of sports of Russia Andrey Selsky said that the Agency has created a working group on digital transformation of the sphere of physical culture and sports.
“The first task of our group is expert verification of our initiatives for their usefulness. This is the equivalent of a public discussion. The second is suggestions, and we will be ready to accept suggestions from the group members.
Another task is to help implement and scale digital transformation initiatives. First of all, these are regions, because many solutions are linked to pilot projects and implementation in pilot regions, and then implementation throughout the country.
Plus, I see this element of our group as the interaction of the group members with each other. Traditionally, it happens that state and non-state initiatives are in different planes. And we have to put it together. There is a possibility of networking for us. Let’s use our platform for some communication.
In the context of infection, it has become more important to get information from the field, and it has become known that not everyone can provide this information.
The approaches to digitalization that the Ministry of sports used to have only concerned primary tasks-the automation of primary processes. With digital transformation, we are entering a strategy designed until 2030, ” Selsky said.