Provence Challenge

270 km ^ 6510 m 0,4% avg. 12,8% max. 6 days

Ride all 7 selected cycling videos within 6 consecutive days to be rewarded with a unique Provence challenge item and listed as a Tacx Provence challenge hero. You can expect a total distance of 270 km and 6.500 altimeters, with a max. slope of 12,8% on the legendary Mont Ventoux. This is truly one of the great ‘classic climbs’.

Welcome to the beloved Provence! Sunny backroad routes, lavender fields and the Mont Ventoux: what else do you need as a cyclist? We start this challenge just outside Séguret: one of the official ‘most beautiful villages in France’ that’s perched up on the hills on the eastern side of the Rhone Valley. Then we move over to the incredibly scenic hilltop village of Montbrun-les-Bains. Furthermore, you can expect some doable and beautiful stages in this French region as well, like routes past fields of cherry blossom and through the vineyards, before we head to the almighty Mont Ventoux. Famous for cyclists from all over the world wanting to conquer this climb with its iconic, rocky moonscape. You have to reach the top twice in this challenge:

  • Bedoin: most well-known side and often used in the Tour de France
  • Malaucéne: according to some this is the hardest way to get to the top.

 

WHAT DO I NEED?
To join the Provence 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 6 consecutive days (not necessarily in this order):

  • Provence – Seguret to Montbrun-les-Bains
  • 69,95 km
  • Uphill: 42,05 km
  • Avg incline: 0,6%
  • Altimeters: 1371 m
  • Provence – Col d’Aulan, Montbrun-les-Bains
  • 36,99 km
  • Uphill: 19,57 km
  • Avg incline: 0,1%
  • Altimeters: 711 m
  • Provence – Gorges de la Nesque
  • 48,61 km
  • Uphill: 25,52 km
  • Avg incline: -1,3%
  • Altimeters: 587 m
  • Provence – Mont Ventoux, Bedoin
  • 29,52 km
  • Uphill: 23,04 km
  • Avg incline: 3,9%
  • Altimeters: 1632 m
  • Provence – Bedoin to Mazan – Cycle Tour
  • 30,02 km
  • Uphill: 12,17 km
  • Avg incline: -0,5%
  • Altimeters: 441 m
  • Provence – Chalet Reynard to Malaucéne
  • 27,07 km
  • Uphill: 5,81 km
  • Avg incline: -4,0%
  • Altimeters: 218 m
  • Provence – Mont Ventoux, Malaucéne
  • 27,25 km
  • Uphill: 20,8 km
  • Avg incline: 4,0%
  • Altimeters: 1550 m

REGULATIONS

  • Ride all 7 videos mentioned above in full.
  • Complete the 7 videos mentioned above within 6 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.

Provence Challenge Heroes

nr. Name Country Date Time
1 Didier Gordons April 23rd 2020 10:57:37
2 Poireau Sébastien May 1st 2020 10:54:17
3 Jesus Toro Gomez April 23rd 2020 11:32:40
4 Rui Fonte-Boa April 23rd 2020 08:34:00
5 Cees Vreede April 22nd 2020 14:36:54
6 Sergei Melnikov April 24th 2020 08:46:17
7 Christiaan Franken April 24th 2020 10:45:51
8 Manuel Menichini April 24th 2020 09:55:18
9 Csaba Novák April 24th 2020 11:40:53
10 Toullec Jean Marc April 25th 2020 09:11:33
11 Simon van Rij April 25th 2020 12:00:07
12 Manuel Menichini April 25th 2020 09:51:00
13 Jaap Augustijn April 25th 2020 11:46:56
14 Paolo Carambella April 25th 2020 11:15:30
15 Philippe Hecquet April 26th 2020 12:50:45
16 Adam Piper April 26th 2020 11:29:40
17 Michael Seidel April 26th 2020 12:04:27
18 Alfredo Irarrazaval April 26th 2020 10:43:35
19 David Platt April 26th 2020 14:04:37
20 Federico Creatini April 26th 2020 12:45:43
21 Fabrice Barasinski April 26th 2020 12:42:29
22 lonne ludovic April 27th 2020 15:58:09
23 Paolo Riva April 27th 2020 12:37:58
24 Manuel Riera April 27th 2020 13:32:43
25 Quentin Larue April 25th 2020 10:15:15
26 Jacques Saint-Pierre April 27th 2020 14:16:55
27 Gonzalo Hontoria April 27th 2020 10:05:50
28 Ali Soheil April 27th 2020 13:51:20
29 Carlos Royo Rubio April 26th 2020 12:24:05
30 Raúl López Doña April 27th 2020 15:16:17
31 Michal Varga April 27th 2020 15:35:23
32 Mikhail Shuvalov April 28th 2020 12:25:21
33 James Beasley April 28th 2020 09:23:20
34 Michael Orr April 28th 2020 12:53:32
35 Jeffrey Gilbert April 28th 2020 12:17:20
36 Carl van Maanen April 28th 2020 12:08:28
37 Olivier Girod April 28th 2020 10:45:21
38 Yannick Van der Ploeg April 26th 2020 10:41:26
39 Claudio Convilli April 28th 2020 13:31:21
40 Aldo Santillana April 28th 2020 12:29:00
41 Javier wong Bejarano April 28th 2020 09:40:02
42 Raúl Ruiberriz April 28th 2020 11:00:04
43 Piotr Butryn April 25th 2020 11:40:16
44 Michel Machado April 28th 2020 13:06:30
45 Jeff Heipel April 28th 2020 10:49:18
46 Jon Loschke April 28th 2020 11:32:10
47 Jean-Pierre Côté April 28th 2020 09:53:17
48 Rosemary Dotlic April 29th 2020 16:03:34
49 Andrea Bartemucci April 26th 2020 10:44:41
50 Anthony Agassi April 29th 2020 10:55:01
51 Jan Willem Boissevain April 29th 2020 12:28:35
52 Manuel Jose Fernández April 29th 2020 12:39:26
53 Sarah Hulley April 29th 2020 15:21:43
54 Mark Turnbull April 29th 2020 10:09:00
55 William Emmel April 29th 2020 12:59:33
56 Riccardo D’Anniballe April 28th 2020 11:47:36
57 Patrick Vuylsteke April 29th 2020 14:10:46
58 Mike Hall January 1st 1970 11:39:34
59 Elfie Spiegel April 30th 2020 12:55:36
60 Oleg Kochetkov April 30th 2020 09:46:09
61 Colin Broom April 30th 2020 12:12:27
62 Bruno Leble April 30th 2020 11:59:19
63 Hans van der Wal April 30th 2020 16:05:37
64 Frank De Knijf April 30th 2020 15:58:37
65 Kim Bonde May 1st 2020 11:42:47
66 Mario Pregetter May 1st 2020 11:40:06
67 Maya Rubechini May 1st 2020 10:40:09
68 Werner Braun May 1st 2020 10:54:42
69 Litauszki Tibor May 1st 2020 10:53:25
70 Armand Colas May 1st 2020 12:54:23
71 Paula Hahn May 1st 2020 12:54:27
72 Roland Krismer May 1st 2020 12:05:51
73 Pedro Goic May 1st 2020 11:18:19
74 Derry Kelleher May 1st 2020 12:59:58
75 Matt Clark May 1st 2020 13:05:51
76 Tiago Ferreira May 1st 2020 09:35:36
77 William Campbell May 1st 2020 15:24:00
78 Fabien Klimsza April 29th 2020 15:55:32
79 Rodger Colquhoun May 2nd 2020 13:51:19
80 Stephen Gower May 1st 2020 14:12:53
81 Thierry Rousselle May 2nd 2020 10:05:44
82 Jonathan Fahey May 1st 2020 12:15:42
83 Marc Noten May 2nd 2020 10:33:38
84 Mijndert Blijdorp May 2nd 2020 12:32:21
85 Thomas Beich May 2nd 2020 11:52:33
86 Nicolas Mougel May 2nd 2020 11:45:32
87 Clément Rousselle May 2nd 2020 09:32:24
88 Michael Hall April 28th 2020 12:24:32
89 Pierre Destremau May 2nd 2020 12:17:07
90 Don Brown May 2nd 2020 14:53:07
91 Carlos Camino May 2nd 2020 11:20:01
92 Denis Chassaing May 3rd 2020 15:37:51
93 Guido Dupont September 5th 2020 10:51:42
94 Dick Brongers May 3rd 2020 14:53:36
95 Fran Crothers May 3rd 2020 17:05:21
96 Andrew Faulkner May 2nd 2020 12:17:49
97 Udo Voß May 3rd 2020 10:41:13
98 William Boer May 3rd 2020 16:03:15
99 Claudia Reuter May 3rd 2020 14:14:46
100 Arnaud Dupays April 28th 2020 10:26:42
101 Ales Simr May 3rd 2020 11:34:31
102 Frank Illerhues April 26th 2020 10:39:09
103 Matsuda Katsuyuki May 4th 2020 18:04:09
104 Gustav Struck May 4th 2020 11:48:32
105 Jeroen van den Brink May 3rd 2020 13:55:13
106 Artur Juchniewicz May 4th 2020 12:29:12
107 Philip John Bickerstaff May 4th 2020 12:42:43
108 Alec Mallett May 5th 2020 14:04:24
109 Koen Graat May 5th 2020 12:31:00
110 Henri Schellen May 5th 2020 16:02:01
111 Christian Cuvelier May 2nd 2020 13:03:45
112 Martin Staldgaard May 5th 2020 11:29:18
113 Martin Blokland May 5th 2020 11:53:24
114 Robert Zakens May 5th 2020 10:36:33
115 Bram Koekkoek May 6th 2020 11:11:10
116 Joerg Mellies May 6th 2020 12:58:23
117 Tiziano Maggioni May 6th 2020 11:38:42
118 Satoshi Tokuhiro May 5th 2020 16:44:53
119 Michael Chabries May 6th 2020 10:56:16
120 Florian Lallier May 6th 2020 10:48:29
121 Michael Rach May 6th 2020 10:26:58
122 Kym Brown May 6th 2020 13:45:00
123 Andy De keyzer May 6th 2020 13:23:42
124 Gerard Opheij May 6th 2020 12:17:59
125 Edward Mcdonnell April 30th 2020 10:38:42
126 Michael Bremer May 7th 2020 13:16:50
127 Kevin Baxter May 7th 2020 13:37:10
128 Vincent Lewandowski May 7th 2020 10:39:54
129 Ken Rijmenants May 7th 2020 10:06:30
130 Daviller Julien May 8th 2020 11:27:59
131 Filip Mestdag May 8th 2020 12:22:47
132 Richard Davies May 8th 2020 12:50:12
133 Andrew Gough May 8th 2020 11:21:13
134 Patrick Guével May 8th 2020 14:28:31
135 Hans Fabry May 9th 2020 12:01:43
136 Henrik Sloth May 9th 2020 12:17:44
137 Stephane Hourman May 10th 2020 11:12:27
138 Steven Young April 28th 2020 16:09:43
139 Jeroen Holland May 10th 2020 10:58:15
140 Maxence Vaz May 10th 2020 14:58:39
141 David Derham May 1st 2020 11:12:35
142 Marie-H Perreault May 10th 2020 15:19:46
143 Lars Wendler May 10th 2020 10:36:31
144 Floris de Weerd May 11th 2020 11:20:10
145 Milan Petratur May 10th 2020 12:06:27
146 Andre Goes May 4th 2020 11:36:11
147 Peter Vriesman May 12th 2020 10:59:27
148 Rik Wasmus May 9th 2020 12:36:24
149 David Humenczuk May 12th 2020 10:35:59
150 Steve Cox May 13th 2020 12:26:24
151 Philippe de Tartas May 13th 2020 11:13:06
152 Adrian Japp May 13th 2020 17:37:30
153 Doug Corner May 13th 2020 11:35:48
154 Cinzia Tavano April 28th 2020 13:41:24
155 Evgeny Blyshchik April 30th 2020 16:21:13
156 Johann Deglorie May 15th 2020 13:37:25
157 Henrik Wiss May 16th 2020 14:38:47
158 Matt Poulton May 16th 2020 13:12:32
159 Razvan Rosca May 2nd 2020 15:09:55
160 Laurent Ludwig April 27th 2020 10:30:12
161 Thomas Dahlsgaard Petersen May 18th 2020 10:21:58
162 Harm Hilverts May 4th 2020 11:32:56
163 Simon nodari May 17th 2020 11:13:59
164 Yvan Dumas May 19th 2020 11:08:29
165 Uwe Moog May 3rd 2020 14:00:24
166 Javier Aceves May 20th 2020 14:08:22
167 Arnaud Perret April 30th 2020 12:08:18
168 Ruben Pernía González May 21st 2020 13:57:34
169 Eric Hunter May 19th 2020 11:04:02
170 Alwyn Rautenbach May 22nd 2020 13:31:55
171 Pierre Noiret May 4th 2020 13:22:54
172 Erico Allain May 24th 2020 10:35:34
173 Toni Jovanovski May 25th 2020 12:01:09
174 Michael Caulfield May 23rd 2020 17:14:54
175 Tom van den Broek April 29th 2020 10:51:23
176 Christophe Rémond May 1st 2020 10:54:20
177 Manuele Brambilla May 27th 2020 13:22:16
178 Raymond Thiry May 28th 2020 14:06:26
179 Gilles Doutey May 4th 2020 14:04:05
180 Gordon Foote May 8th 2020 13:22:23
181 Ori Zur May 29th 2020 11:25:11
182 Jim Van cleemput May 1st 2020 10:29:53
183 Guido Dupont May 3rd 2020 10:54:55
184 Anton Brown May 27th 2020 11:31:47
185 Frazer Watson May 2nd 2020 13:01:03
186 Chris Broerse April 30th 2020 12:18:35
187 Peter Pesch May 24th 2020 16:31:36
188 Markus Lauber June 5th 2020 10:35:39
189 Carlos Alberto Martín Mate April 26th 2020 11:19:25
190 Sergio Cruz May 20th 2020 11:16:32
191 Herbie Taylor June 6th 2020 19:29:56
192 Markus Albert May 8th 2020 12:34:12
193 Doug Roberts June 7th 2020 09:59:46
194 Francisco Cruz June 9th 2020 13:29:40
195 Gilles Delbeke June 10th 2020 12:37:57
196 Juan Antonio González Bermúdez May 3rd 2020 10:26:42
197 Miguel Pacheco April 28th 2020 09:31:22
198 Hans Fabry May 3rd 2020 10:39:08
199 Kevin Potter May 12th 2020 11:37:43
200 Gus Fernández May 5th 2020 11:16:46
201 Bill Ross June 15th 2020 14:37:56
202 Alex Cordoba-Aguilar June 18th 2020 13:41:32
203 Yoann Skraburski May 7th 2020 09:38:36
204 Dennis Gevers June 21st 2020 12:40:39
205 Tony Bainbridge June 24th 2020 17:05:05
206 Catherine Bainbridge June 24th 2020 15:20:05
207 Jan Boersma June 27th 2020 10:48:18
208 Antony Valducci June 17th 2020 13:24:25
209 Daniel Frick May 14th 2020 10:12:41
210 Jane Moffat June 25th 2020 13:22:16
211 Júlio César Bernardes July 2nd 2020 11:50:29
212 Victoria Cuate July 4th 2020 16:31:05
213 Patxi Arribas June 10th 2020 12:07:08
214 Viktor Fabry August 11th 2020 10:49:03
215 Joachim Neubauer August 16th 2020 11:21:07
216 Thomas Braun August 26th 2020 13:15:36
217 Frank Demonie August 30th 2020 13:00:25
218 Jan Erik Nyman September 9th 2020 14:54:09
219 Loren Crannell September 9th 2020 12:11:48
220 Adri Joyce August 14th 2020 12:40:07
221 MANOEL ANTONIO DOS SANTOS NETO August 31st 2020 13:15:00
222 Sascha Kruczyk September 18th 2020 13:34:20
223 Roger B McCurdy II September 22nd 2020 14:20:59
224 Thomas Goetz September 19th 2020 12:45:15

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