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Frequently Asked Questions
The Giro d'Italia Virtual is a non-competitive cycling event that takes place in a simulated environment identical to the Giro d’Italia. It features an innovative technology, mixing real video footage with 3D simulation. It's made-up of several stages (or sessions), that can be completed at any time and as many times as you wish, within a given period. Despite not being competitive, there will be a ranking.
Access the BKOOL Cycling app and you will see the Giro d'Italia Virtual section highlighted. Enter any of the available stages, the participants will be able to join the session during the 10 minute warm-up period before the stage starts. Another option is to join one of the stages which has already started, and to do the stage from the beginning so that you time in taken into account.
You can repeat a stage as many times as you like, having your best time registered in the rankings, however the points will only be awarded once, for completing the stage. If a user has not completed all the stages currently available, s/he will always be shown in the rankings after those who have completed all stages.
The Simulator can only be run on Android devices with 7.0 or later, with at least 2GB RAM, OpenGL 3.0 and ARM64 V8A. On devices with less than 3 GB RAM, the Simulator will run in low resolution.
The Simulator can only be run on iOS devices with 12.0 or later. On devices with less than 2 GB RAM, the Simulator will run in low resolution.
On devices with Windows 7 or 8, the Simulator can be run, but we cannot guarantee that the Simulator will run correctly.
On devices with Windows 8.1, the Simulator can be run but this operating system does not support Bluetooth and the quality of pairing of sensors cannot be guaranteed.
In operating systems with less than 8 GB Ram, the Simulator can run but:
If it has 4 GB, the memory is below the minimum requirement and it is not possible to ensure the quality and performance of the app.
If it has less than 4 GB, the 3D will be in low resolution.
If it has Intel integrated graphics, it can be run in high resolution
if it has a dedicated graphics card, it can be run in ultra resolution.
The Simulator can be run on devices with MacOS 10.13 or later, and which also below to one of the following groups:
- MacBook 2015 or later
- MacBook Air 2012 or later
- MacBook Pro 2012 or later
- Mac Mini 2012 or later
- iMac 2012 or later
- Mac Pro late-2013 or later, as well as models from mid-2013 and mid-2012 with the recommended Metal-capable graphic card.
In operating systems with less than 8 GB Ram, the Simulator can be run but:
- If it has 4 GB, the memory is below the minimum requirement and it is not possible to ensure the quality and performance of the app.
- If it has less than 4 GB, the 3D will be in low resolution.