Sunflower Challenge

208 km ^ 8154 m 2,9% avg. 23,7% max 21 days

Ride all 8 selected cycling videos within 21 consecutive days to be rewarded with a unique Sunflower challenge item and listed as a Tacx Sunflower challenge hero. The combined route covers a total distance of 208 km and an impressive 8,154 altimeters. Prepare yourself for a rather mountainous route with some gruesome slopes up to 23.7%

The 2020 edition of the biggest Grand Tour in the world has an unconventional route and is especially designed for climbers. Eight of these climbs are part of this tough challenge, starting with the Col d’Eze in Nice. Up next is a real climbing challenge on the Col de la Lusette followed by a steady climb on the Col de Peyresourde. Then after a scenic ride on the Port de Bales in the Pyrenees it’s time for some fireworks. First the serious and very steep Puy Mary in Massif Central and then the newly built cyclist’s road to the Col de la Loze in the Alps. This is part of the queen stage and will no doubt become one of the new legendary climbs. It’s about as close as it possibly gets to a rollercoaster with constant twists and incredibly steep sections. Get yourself ready for this! To wrap it up, you only have to conquer the Plateau des Glières and the time trial stage on La Planche des Belle Filles. Just like the pros, you get 21 days to fulfill this tough French challenge. C’est tout!

 

WHAT DO I NEED?
To join the Sunflower challenge you’ll need the following:

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To complete the challenge you’ll have to finish the following films within 21 consecutive days (not necessarily in this order):

  • Cote Azur, Col d’Eze
  • 14,90 km
  • Uphill: 11 km
  • Avg incline: 2,9%
  • Altimeters: 516 m
  • Cévennes – Mont Aigoual, Le Vigan
  • 34,85 km
  • Uphill: 26,76 km
  • Avg incline: 3,6%
  • Altimeters: 1597 m
  • Raid Pyrenees Stage 9
  • 31,74 km
  • Uphill: 10,29 km
  • Avg incline: -2,2%
  • Altimeters: 702 m
  • Raid Pyrenees Stage 8
  • 23,84 km
  • Uphill: 20,74 km
  • Avg incline: 4,3%
  • Altimeters: 1096 m
  • Cantal – Puy Mary, Salers
  • 42,46 km
  • Uphill: 20,35 km
  • Avg incline: -0,1%
  • Altimeters: 891 m
  • Col de la Loze, Méribel
  • 23,41 km
  • Uphill: 22,19 km
  • Avg incline: 7,0%
  • Altimeters: 1722 m
  • Etape du Tour 2018 – Col des Glieres
  • 12,84 km
  • Uphill: 7,62 km
  • Avg incline: 5,0%
  • Altimeters: 738 m
  • Vosges, La Planche des Belles Filles
  • 23,74 km
  • Uphill: 18,19 km
  • Avg incline: 2,8%
  • Altimeters: 892 m

REGULATIONS

  • Ride all 8 videos mentioned above in full.
  • Complete the 8 videos mentioned above within 21 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.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about this challenge or the Tacx challenges in general, please send an email to [email protected]

Sunflower Challenge Heroes

nr. Name Country Date Time
1 Sébastien POIREAU France October 11th 2020 10:40:06
2 Thomas Reuter August 30th 2020 12:10:34
3 Jan Erik Nyman Norway September 1st 2020 14:56:28
4 Cees van Vreede Netherlands September 4th 2020 13:51:21
5 Andreas Babl Germany September 4th 2020 11:01:12
6 Sergei Melnikov Germany September 4th 2020 08:43:57
7 Joseph Liposky United States September 4th 2020 12:00:46
8 Gordon Foote Australia September 4th 2020 13:34:30
9 Ronald Schmohl Germany September 5th 2020 13:49:43
10 john rees United Kingdom September 6th 2020 11:54:31
11 Frans Visser Netherlands September 6th 2020 10:47:23
12 Henk van der Worp Netherlands September 8th 2020 10:43:32
13 Roland Krismer September 6th 2020 11:56:32
14 John van der Wijst September 9th 2020 10:18:53
15 Sinai Levi Israel September 8th 2020 11:39:18
16 Xavi Coma Spain September 9th 2020 09:26:19
17 Jasper van den Broek-de Bruijn Netherlands September 9th 2020 12:45:56
18 Mario Pregetter Germany September 10th 2020 10:13:39
19 Sascha Kruczyk September 11th 2020 14:32:21
20 Javier Alvarez Spain September 10th 2020 12:04:13
21 Rutger van der Meer Netherlands September 11th 2020 10:58:00
22 Renë Kouwenhoven September 10th 2020 14:26:48
23 Stuart wilkinson United Kingdom September 11th 2020 11:38:49
24 Kevin Casey United States September 11th 2020 11:18:00
25 Jesus Toro Gomez Spain September 12th 2020 11:53:17
26 Ville Suominen Finland September 12th 2020 08:54:10
27 Christiaan Franken Netherlands September 12th 2020 10:50:45
28 Gavin Chamberlain South Africa September 13th 2020 13:48:08
29 Herbie Taylor United Kingdom September 13th 2020 21:32:47
30 Bruno Coudyzer Belgium September 13th 2020 12:47:33
31 Donald Barrell United Kingdom September 13th 2020 18:18:17
32 Rodney CALLAGHAN South Africa September 13th 2020 13:27:59
33 Michael Feinstein United States September 13th 2020 12:20:00
34 Erich Byers United States September 13th 2020 10:13:21
35 Pedro Goic Chile September 19th 2020 12:05:37
36 Peter Vos Belgium September 14th 2020 10:03:35
37 Jakob Gilbro Denmark September 14th 2020 14:29:04
38 Peter Vriesman Spain September 14th 2020 11:23:39
39 Júlio César Bernardes Brazil September 14th 2020 11:58:09
40 Eduan Deetlefs South Africa September 14th 2020 10:25:05
41 Michael Orr Canada September 15th 2020 13:27:17
42 Roman Bruegger Switzerland September 15th 2020 11:46:50
43 Jesper Bak Denmark September 15th 2020 11:11:53
44 Miguel Antonio Higuera United Arab Emirates September 16th 2020 10:37:08
45 Rudy Vansingel Belgium September 16th 2020 18:42:55
46 Kevin Keßler Germany September 13th 2020 07:58:35
47 Bram Koekkoek September 16th 2020 11:14:52
48 Henrik Sloth Denmark September 16th 2020 11:20:35
49 Yannick Van der Ploeg Netherlands September 16th 2020 10:22:01
50 Octavio Enrique Montoya Pinzón Colombia September 16th 2020 10:44:19
51 Remco Van der Spek Netherlands September 16th 2020 10:46:22
52 Manoel Antonio Dos Santos Neto September 16th 2020 13:39:34
53 Chris Mackie United Kingdom September 16th 2020 10:04:22
54 Jean-Pierre Cote France September 13th 2020 09:31:22
55 Gregory Broothaerts Belgium September 17th 2020 11:26:40
56 Razvan Rosca Romania September 17th 2020 14:51:01
57 Jaap Augustijn Netherlands September 17th 2020 11:43:22
58 Alejandro Botero Londoño Italy September 17th 2020 12:16:47
59 David Humenczuk United States September 17th 2020 10:28:33
60 Bryan Carps United States September 17th 2020 09:50:50
61 Łukasz Lechański Poland September 18th 2020 12:01:00
62 Josh Mahlandt United States September 18th 2020 09:57:57
63 Hans van der Wal Netherlands September 18th 2020 18:13:20
64 Francis Martineau Canada September 18th 2020 11:01:57
65 Jim Davidson United Kingdom September 18th 2020 15:38:12
66 Rikke Olesen Denmark September 18th 2020 14:52:09
67 Martin Grau Switzerland September 18th 2020 12:56:49
68 Wolfgang Hammer Austria September 19th 2020 10:37:31
69 Lucy Esdaile Australia September 18th 2020 11:58:35
70 Jack Janelle United States September 19th 2020 15:17:26
71 Ronald Erasmus United Kingdom September 17th 2020 10:36:02
72 Mikko Salonen Finland September 19th 2020 14:38:21
73 Frank Illerhues United States September 19th 2020 10:47:44
74 Werner Braun Austria September 19th 2020 14:06:09
75 Niels Volman Netherlands September 19th 2020 11:54:11
76 Doug Roberts United States September 19th 2020 09:44:51
77 Arjan Reinders Netherlands September 20th 2020 13:34:19
78 John Crothers United Kingdom September 20th 2020 12:06:25
79 Alejandro Uribe Ortiz Mexico September 20th 2020 11:29:29
80 Carlos Alcazar Barreiro Spain September 20th 2020 17:14:37
81 Grzegorz Konik Poland September 20th 2020 12:03:55
82 Greg Manns Belgium September 20th 2020 14:14:42
83 Rene Dijk Netherlands September 20th 2020 13:28:46
84 Krzysztof Zabielski Poland September 20th 2020 11:32:06
85 Matsuda Katsuyuki Japan September 21st 2020 17:14:11
86 Frances Crothers United Kingdom September 21st 2020 18:13:20
87 Stuart Brown Isle of Man September 21st 2020 12:06:02
88 Eric Peeters September 19th 2020 13:03:11
89 Ali Soheil Canada September 21st 2020 14:21:00
90 Snow Leopard United Kingdom September 21st 2020 14:50:23
91 Lars Wendler France September 21st 2020 10:51:09
92 Yoshitaka Matsuda Japan September 22nd 2020 15:25:46
93 Freddy Wynants Belgium September 19th 2020 13:37:42
94 Xavier Noguerola Berga Germany September 21st 2020 11:49:01
95 Bart Haaren Belgium September 22nd 2020 10:45:24
96 Stanislav Krajnak Slovakia September 22nd 2020 11:53:41
97 Kym Brown United Kingdom September 10th 2020 14:43:54
98 Juan Antonio González Bermúdez Spain September 23rd 2020 16:23:29
99 laurent d'hoorne France September 16th 2020 12:17:08
100 Lawson Rose United Kingdom September 23rd 2020 13:08:42
101 Johanna Blomenkamp Germany September 24th 2020 14:54:03
102 Thomas Beich Denmark September 24th 2020 12:30:45
103 Bert van Zantvoort Netherlands September 9th 2020 12:16:31
104 Stefan Weigelt Germany September 25th 2020 19:29:38
105 Simon Wallington Japan September 25th 2020 13:38:37
106 Loek Zinkweg United Kingdom September 26th 2020 16:29:26
107 Michael Upfal Israel September 26th 2020 13:12:11
108 Edward Anderson United Kingdom September 27th 2020 10:13:49
109 Anthony Agassi September 22nd 2020 10:32:59
110 Ben Jacobs United Kingdom September 25th 2020 10:08:18
111 adrian joyce Ireland September 20th 2020 11:54:40
112 João Pombinho Portugal September 28th 2020 11:58:46
113 Thomas Pretlove Australia September 26th 2020 10:12:54
114 ludwig laurent France September 29th 2020 11:16:25
115 Stephen Fletcher United Kingdom September 29th 2020 12:45:13
116 Christian contesso France September 28th 2020 21:52:22
117 Mark Caporn Australia September 17th 2020 12:00:32
118 Daniel Morger Switzerland September 25th 2020 11:38:21
119 Reinhold Brezovszky Austria September 12th 2020 10:46:58
120 Manuel Menichini Italy September 30th 2020 10:01:32
121 Celso Rizzi Brazil September 14th 2020 13:15:50
122 Grzegorz Zabielski Poland September 18th 2020 13:59:11
123 Michel Machado Portugal October 1st 2020 11:55:43
124 Nodari Simon Canada October 1st 2020 11:18:56
125 Nick Jones United Kingdom October 2nd 2020 11:22:37
126 Jan JANSEN France October 2nd 2020 13:10:16
127 Lorenzo Pasini Italy October 2nd 2020 11:28:13
128 John Kleider United States October 2nd 2020 11:26:17
129 Bart Waegeman Belgium September 18th 2020 10:05:36
130 Gilles LAROZE France September 27th 2020 13:26:54
131 László Kovács Hungary October 4th 2020 13:41:38
132 John Balvers Netherlands September 15th 2020 14:00:09
133 Jeffrey Gilbert United States September 28th 2020 11:43:45
134 Jacques de Jong Netherlands October 5th 2020 13:10:43
135 Philip John Bickerstaff United Kingdom September 9th 2020 13:07:49
136 John Brennan United States September 15th 2020 13:28:52
137 Michael Knudsen Denmark September 15th 2020 16:48:33
138 Paul Dodd United Kingdom October 6th 2020 10:32:17
139 Ben te Beek Netherlands October 6th 2020 10:37:20
140 John Rotella United States October 7th 2020 11:58:52
141 Patxi Arribas Hernádez September 9th 2020 13:28:40
142 Johnny Swennen Belgium October 7th 2020 16:18:04
143 Markus Finger Germany October 8th 2020 13:59:01
144 Marc Noten Belgium October 8th 2020 10:10:53
145 Sergey Mikhaylenko Russia October 2nd 2020 11:48:24
146 Stephen Booth United Kingdom October 9th 2020 13:33:42
147 Henri Schellen Netherlands October 9th 2020 17:03:51
148 Jeff Heipel Canada October 9th 2020 11:02:46
149 Markus Albert France October 10th 2020 12:51:15
150 Manuele Brambilla Italy October 10th 2020 13:17:00
151 洋輔 酒井 Japan October 11th 2020 08:49:48
152 Guy Dumoulin Netherlands September 15th 2020 11:05:00
153 Michael Blackledge United Kingdom October 11th 2020 15:41:05
154 Claude Kaplan United Kingdom October 7th 2020 11:02:52
155 Robert Liljeqvist Sweden October 11th 2020 12:05:05
156 Marco Schouten Netherlands October 12th 2020 11:22:08
157 Gábor Bíró Hungary October 12th 2020 12:21:15
158 Wolfgang Thiemann Germany October 13th 2020 13:34:18
159 Marcel Hoogewerf Netherlands October 13th 2020 17:00:15
160 Alastair Bush New Zealand October 13th 2020 14:00:39
161 Maxence Vaz France October 13th 2020 14:07:53
162 Steve Cox United Kingdom October 13th 2020 10:48:15
163 Thomas Goetz Canada October 14th 2020 13:41:07
164 Colin Ashford United Kingdom October 14th 2020 12:09:46
165 Gerard de Witte Netherlands October 14th 2020 12:18:24
166 Marc Kolvenbag Netherlands October 14th 2020 13:37:26
167 Antony Valducci United States October 14th 2020 15:00:20
168 Dom Capel United Kingdom September 29th 2020 10:44:17
169 Herman Meijer Netherlands October 15th 2020 12:00:15
170 Thomas Braun Germany October 15th 2020 12:38:27
171 Richard Robinson United Kingdom October 15th 2020 08:24:28
172 Jim Van Cleemput Belgium October 16th 2020 10:05:59
173 Paulo Fernando Portugal October 15th 2020 12:28:54
174 Michael Skacel Austria October 17th 2020 12:08:51
175 Mathias Kuehni Switzerland October 18th 2020 11:52:13
176 Rob Ligtenberg Netherlands October 18th 2020 10:06:55
177 Franc Van den Borre October 19th 2020 12:53:00
178 Rob Argyle United Kingdom October 11th 2020 09:28:00
179 Kai Visschers Netherlands October 13th 2020 12:13:44
180 Andreas Speich Germany October 22nd 2020 17:21:37
181 Mickael Donnard Germany October 22nd 2020 10:15:42
182 Robert Fuchs Germany October 11th 2020 11:14:11
183 Carlos Alberto Martín Mate Spain September 30th 2020 13:19:56
184 Patrick Bals October 23rd 2020 10:34:43
185 Nigel Savage Netherlands January 1st 1970 12:14:41
186 Manuel Broggini Switzerland October 24th 2020 09:30:18
187 Elena Martin United Kingdom October 24th 2020 12:50:45
188 Joan Van Loon Belgium January 1st 1970 16:22:18
189 Jan Boersma October 24th 2020 09:48:11
190 Daniela Petrò C/O ResPharma Industriale Italy October 24th 2020 16:15:48
191 Jesper van Loon Netherlands October 25th 2020 10:50:56
192 Michael Caulfield Ireland October 26th 2020 21:26:09
193 Patrick LAURENT France October 26th 2020 10:22:15
194 Erik Bisschop October 26th 2020 11:52:06
195 Arnout van Loon Netherlands October 26th 2020 11:35:49
196 洋輔 酒井 Japan October 11th 2020 08:49:48
197 Kendall Alvarez Spain October 28th 2020 12:37:13
198 Martin McLellan United Kingdom October 28th 2020 10:20:24
199 Joaquin Henskes Netherlands October 28th 2020 12:01:53
200 Berit Gunnarsen Denmark October 29th 2020 12:28:47
201 Juhani Tammisto Finland October 29th 2020 12:32:44
202 Jay Neuhaus United States October 31st 2020 14:10:39
203 Rick van Tol Netherlands October 12th 2020 10:36:50
204 Timothy Carpenter France November 1st 2020 13:19:07
205 Wacław Kubacik Poland October 31st 2020 11:15:26
206 Osian James United Kingdom November 1st 2020 13:10:44
207 Alessandro Servini United Kingdom November 1st 2020 10:52:30
208 Helio Santos Luxembourg November 2nd 2020 08:54:59
209 Marcin Moroz Poland November 2nd 2020 12:09:59
210 Edgars Riekstins Latvia November 3rd 2020 09:41:00
211 Thomas Neuß Germany November 3rd 2020 12:15:14
212 Mike Hall United Kingdom November 3rd 2020 11:30:26
213 Artur Santos Luxembourg November 4th 2020 08:39:25
214 Alfredo Neumann Argentina November 6th 2020 10:42:00
215 Benoit ALLEMANY France November 7th 2020 13:14:41
216 Gerald Streubert November 9th 2020 09:59:46
217 Clark Schommer Canada November 9th 2020 11:36:03
218 Romain Piccolo France November 10th 2020 12:33:42
219 Clément Rousselle France November 10th 2020 09:10:21
220 Martin Cabello Spain November 10th 2020 13:42:37
221 Radu Varbanescu Romania November 12th 2020 16:40:48
222 Claudio Faragalli Italy November 11th 2020 12:11:01
223 Frederic MONTEIRO France November 12th 2020 11:32:23
224 Elena Minaycheva Spain November 13th 2020 10:54:22
225 rousselle thierry France November 11th 2020 10:03:07
226 Alan Earp United Kingdom November 13th 2020 14:48:37
227 Javier Acebes Spain November 13th 2020 10:26:10
228 Udo Schwientek Germany November 6th 2020 11:38:25
229 Eelco Verhoeff November 14th 2020 10:04:39
230 Pierre Reverseau France November 14th 2020 10:59:21
231 Benjamin Lainé France November 14th 2020 14:05:58
232 Manuel Arias Colombia November 14th 2020 12:10:57
233 Wido Van Zundert Netherlands November 14th 2020 10:50:55
234 Michał Rdzanek Poland November 14th 2020 11:03:38
235 Jérôme Godelle France November 14th 2020 14:21:57
236 Walter Wiedner Austria November 15th 2020 13:15:52
237 Fabio Lino Luxembourg November 15th 2020 10:44:15
238 Michael Rach Germany November 15th 2020 10:57:57
239 Julian Eschenbruch Germany November 15th 2020 12:11:11
240 Pauli Klippi Finland November 15th 2020 13:38:49
241 Emily Fuchs November 15th 2020 09:14:48
242 Sjoerd Douma November 16th 2020 08:22:49
243 Florian COTTAZ France November 16th 2020 10:44:49
244 Cyril Fevet France November 16th 2020 10:25:47
245 Ludovic Terreil France November 17th 2020 09:15:19
246 Michael Toft Denmark October 9th 2020 13:03:59
247 David Gaudrie France November 18th 2020 08:43:38
248 Florian Cottaz France December 25th 2020 10:40:00
249 Engin Alper United Kingdom November 19th 2020 18:46:14
250 Ad Fousert France November 19th 2020 09:28:17
251 petitjean Xavier France November 19th 2020 10:46:48
252 Tue Soeborg Denmark November 20th 2020 10:06:53
253 Tony Draper United Kingdom November 20th 2020 11:57:14
254 Denis Chassaing France November 21st 2020 15:54:05
255 mikael vandeskelde Belgium November 21st 2020 12:03:27
256 Anthony Bailey United Kingdom November 21st 2020 09:30:21
257 NICOLAS MOUGEL France November 21st 2020 11:44:15
258 David Ricar Czech Republic November 21st 2020 11:19:51
259 Bas de Waard November 21st 2020 14:02:55
260 Grahame Hay United Kingdom November 21st 2020 11:42:38
261 Jens Finger Germany November 21st 2020 12:58:34
262 Jean-Christophe Delolme France November 23rd 2020 09:23:41
263 Peter Van Eygen November 26th 2020 13:40:10
264 Antonio Drazic France November 26th 2020 13:08:57
265 Frank Hamers Netherlands November 27th 2020 13:00:22
266 Bernhard J Austria November 27th 2020 17:39:23
267 Igor Franc November 27th 2020 15:52:52
268 Mickaël Briant France November 29th 2020 10:12:01
269 Piotr Ostrowski Poland November 29th 2020 13:54:39
270 Paul van Asten November 27th 2020 11:56:48
271 Julian Kemming Germany November 30th 2020 11:08:15
272 Eric Beaufrere France November 30th 2020 14:31:43
273 Bernd Credé November 30th 2020 12:46:46
274 Matthias Unger Germany November 30th 2020 11:51:25
275 Jens Wegmann Germany November 30th 2020 13:14:43
276 fernando Alfieri Argentina November 30th 2020 13:11:20
277 Mariusz Popławski Poland December 1st 2020 13:05:55
278 Luc De Vos Belgium December 2nd 2020 16:18:23
279 SCIPILLITI Fabrice France December 4th 2020 11:18:20
280 Marek Żmuda Poland December 5th 2020 15:22:40
281 Lyllian Banzon Philippines December 5th 2020 11:48:53
282 Frank Wagner Germany December 6th 2020 13:01:19
283 Marc Lévesque Canada November 29th 2020 10:57:21
284 Antoine Guillot France November 26th 2020 13:00:46
285 Daniel ROLO France December 9th 2020 14:16:53
286 bjarne nielsen Denmark December 11th 2020 15:36:46
287 Malte Müller December 11th 2020 10:53:46
288 Thomas Stocker Germany December 16th 2020 11:16:14
289 Frank Kneefel December 16th 2020 13:42:00
290 Rui Fonte-Boa Portugal December 16th 2020 08:36:00
291 William Caulway United States December 22nd 2020 13:00:03
292 Iñigo Aretxabaleta Spain December 23rd 2020 09:21:01
293 Ricardo Oliveira France January 5th 2021 11:09:00
294 Rohrwild Christian Germany January 7th 2021 12:35:00
295 Frank Dreste Germany January 13th 2021 12:04:00
296 JANEZ DONSA Slovenia January 14th 2021 09:27:21
297 Johannes Mattisson Sweden January 20th 2021 11:01:39

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