Ride 4 cycling videos within 24 hours to be rewarded with a unique embroidered España challenge badge and listed below as a Tacx hero! You’ll challenge a total distance of 119 km and climb over 4.400 altimeters, with an average incline of 1,4% and a max. slope of 24,1% on the Angliru.
After the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France, it’s time for the last Grand Tour of the year: the Vuelta a España! This means a new Tacx Challenge as well and we proudly present you the España challenge. It’s a selection of the most thrilling climbs of the past editions of this Grand Tour, so prepare yourself for a gruesome indoor session.
We start off with one of the highest climbs in Catalonia, the Vallter 2000. It takes you into the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees and it’s a fairly steady climb. There are a few short sections where the gradient goes over 10%, but all doable. Then we move over to the Coll de Rates, the most well-known climb on the Costa Blanca. Besides it’s often been included in the Vuelta, it’s also a beloved climb during the winter training camps of the pros who are based in the Calpe area. Next in line is Lagos de Covadonga: one of the most popular climbs in the Asturias. While you work up a sweat on the hard stretches, don’t forget to enjoy the amazing views of the Picos de Europa mountain range. Safe the best for last, they say. That’s why we kindly ask you to complete the mighty Angliru as well for this challenge! The first half of this climb is fairly average, but the craziness starts after that point as the road ramps up to insanely steep grades. It is perhaps one of the most demanding climbs in professional racing, so good luck with that!
We hope you enjoy the Tacx Challenges! To make these tough challenges equal for all our competitors worldwide, we’ve decided that everyone has to receive the same reward. So, from May 1st we will only ship the unique embroidered challenge badges and discontinue shipping the challenge bottles.
WHAT DO I NEED?
To join the España challenge you’ll need the following:
To complete the challenge you’ll have to finish the following films within 24 hours (not necessarily in this order):
- Ride all 4 videos mentioned above in full.
- Complete the 4 videos mentioned above within 24 consecutive hours.
- Cheating by filling in an incorrect weight is not allowed, you’ll be disqualified and cannot join the challenge.
- You’ll have to complete the challenge individually, it is not allowed to ride it with multiple riders.
- It is not allowed to ride a film in parts, each film has to be completed in one session.
To enter and join the list of heroes, upload your activity on the right handed side of this page. When you enter, you agree with the terms and conditions for Tacx promotions and activities. Please note: you’ll have to finish all the films mentioned above before submitting the form.
If you have any questions about this challenge or the Tacx challenges in general, please send an email to [email protected]