Maglia Rosa Challenge

202 KM ^ 9575 M 4.0% avg. 21,6% max 7 days

Ride all 7 selected cycling videos within 7 consecutive days to be rewarded with a unique Maglia Rosa badge* and listed as a Tacx Maglia Rosa challenge hero. But there’s more…the official pink jersey of Castelli, also known as the Maglia Rosa, will be raffled among the participants**! The combined route covers a total distance of 202 km and an impressive 9,575 altimeters. Prepare yourself for the most beautiful but gruesome mountains of Italy with slopes up to 21,6%

All good things come from Italy. Whether it’s the food, the culture, the beautiful landscapes or one of the most exciting races in the world: the Giro d’Italia. As an ode to this Grand Tour we’ve selected the best Italian climbs for the Maglia Rosa challenge. We start this challenge with the unrelenting Monte Terminillo in the Apennine mountain range. Then we move over to Lake Como for the Madonna del Ghisallo. The church atop the steep hill became a famous place for cyclists. In fact, la Madonna del Ghisallo is declared the patroness of cyclists and this was even confirmed by Pope Pius XII. It might give you some extra strength to climb the difficult and very long Colle delle Finestre. Up next are the demanding Zoncolan and the iconic Stelvio. This one is on the bucket list of many cyclists and the Cima Coppi (highest mountaintop) of this year’s Giro. Your legs should now be warmed up know for the Sella Ronda: a breath-taking tour in the Dolomites and one of the most scenic rides in the world! For dessert, or tiramisu if you like, we have the immortal Passo Gavia on the menu. Famous for the brutal stage of the Giro d’Italia in 1988 when it was so freezing cold that La Gazzetta dello Sport ran the headline ‘The Day the Big Men Cried’. Molto successo!

* Please not that you will not receive a bottle for the challenge, but a badge instead.
** The official pink jersey will be raffled under the participants who completed the challenge before November 1st


To join the Maglia Rosa challenge you’ll need the following:

  1. Tacx Smart trainer
  2. Subscription to Tacx Premium
    or try a 10-day free trial here
  3. Tacx Training App

To complete the challenge you’ll have to finish the following films within 7 consecutive days (not necessarily in this order):

  • Monte Terminillo
  • 25,93 km
  • Uphill: 19,95 km
  • Avg incline: 4,2%
  • Altimeters: 1329 m
  • Lombardy, Madonna del Ghisallo
  • 26,65 km
  • Uphill: 16,24 km
  • Avg incline: 2,0%
  • Altimeters: 678 m
  • Colle delle Finestre
  • 26,64 km
  • Uphill: 23,20 km
  • Avg incline: 5,9%
  • Altimeters: 1702 m
  • Zoncolan
  • 19,49 km
  • Uphill: 11,57 km
  • Avg incline: 4,4%
  • Altimeters: 1177 m
  • Passo dello Stelvio, Prato
  • 27,05 km
  • Uphill: 26,53 km
  • Avg incline: 6,3%
  • Altimeters: 1728 m
  • Dolomites, Sella Ronda
  • 55,58 km
  • Uphill: 28,50 km
  • Avg incline: 0,1%
  • Altimeters: 1697 m
  • Passo Gavia, Ponte di Legno
  • 20,57 km
  • Uphill: 16,43 km
  • Avg incline: 5,4%
  • Altimeters: 1264 m


  • Ride all 7 videos mentioned above in full.
  • Complete the 7 videos mentioned above within 7 consecutive days.
  • 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.

Maglia Rosa Challenge Heroes

nr. Name Country Date Time
1 Bart Waegeman October 15th 2020 11:56:05
2 Marc Lévesque October 15th 2020 13:00:58
3 Bjarne Bo Nielsen October 16th 2020 16:59:25
4 Herman van Krieken October 16th 2020 10:57:44
5 Pedro Miguel Rendeiro de Oliveira October 16th 2020 11:23:16
6 Rutger Van der Meer October 17th 2020 12:07:01
7 Rob Ahrens October 16th 2020 18:57:03
8 Floris de Weerd October 17th 2020 12:00:01
9 Bert van Zantvoort October 18th 2020 12:53:57
10 Martin Alfieri October 18th 2020 11:02:58
11 Roland Krismer October 19th 2020 13:54:09
12 Frank Illerhues October 19th 2020 12:31:52
13 Rodney CALLAGHAN October 19th 2020 15:18:27
14 Ronald Erasmus October 19th 2020 11:54:19
15 stuart wilkinson October 20th 2020 12:49:14
16 Stanislav Berger October 20th 2020 12:11:23
17 Martin Lundqvist October 20th 2020 11:27:21
18 Roger B McCurdy II October 18th 2020 15:19:18
19 Jimmy Kindholm October 21st 2020 12:38:54
20 oldrich vastl October 21st 2020 16:48:23

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