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:

  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 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.

Sunflower Challenge Heroes

nr. Name Country Date Time
1 Thomas Reuter Germany August 30th 2020 12:10:34
2 Jan Erik Nyman Norway September 1st 2020 14:56:28
3 Cees van Vreede Netherlands September 4th 2020 13:51:21
4 Andreas Babl Germany September 4th 2020 11:01:12
5 Sergei Melnikov Russia September 4th 2020 08:43:57
6 Joseph Liposky United States September 4th 2020 12:00:46
7 Gordon Foote Australia September 4th 2020 13:34:30
8 Ronald Schmohl Germany September 5th 2020 13:49:43
9 john rees United Kingdom September 6th 2020 11:54:31
10 Frans Visser Netherlands September 6th 2020 10:47:23
11 Henk van der Worp Netherlands September 8th 2020 10:43:32
12 Roland Krismer Austria September 6th 2020 11:56:32
13 Sinai Levi Israel September 8th 2020 11:39:18
14 Pedro Goic Chile September 19th 2020 12:05:37
15 Jack Janelle United States September 19th 2020 15:17:26
16 Niels Volman Netherlands September 19th 2020 11:54:11
17 Arjan Reinders Netherlands September 20th 2020 13:34:19
18 John Crothers United Kingdom September 20th 2020 12:06:25
19 Alejandro Uribe Ortiz México September 20th 2020 11:29:29
20 Carlos Alcazar Barreiro Spain September 20th 2020 17:14:37
21 Grzegorz Konik Poland September 20th 2020 12:03:55
22 Greg Manns Belgium September 20th 2020 14:14:42
23 Rene Dijk Netherlands September 20th 2020 13:28:46
24 Krzysztof Zabielski Poland September 20th 2020 11:32:06
25 Matsuda Katsuyuki Japan September 21st 2020 17:14:11
26 Frances Crothers United Kingdom September 21st 2020 18:13:20
27 Stuart Brown Isle of Man September 21st 2020 12:06:02
28 Eric Peeters Netherlands September 19th 2020 13:03:11
29 Snow Leopard United Kingdom September 21st 2020 14:50:23
30 Lars Wendler France September 21st 2020 10:51:09
31 Freddy Wynants Belgium September 19th 2020 13:37:42
32 Xavier Noguerola Berga Germany September 21st 2020 11:49:01
33 Bart Haaren Belgium September 22nd 2020 10:45:24
34 Stanislav Krajnak Slovakia September 22nd 2020 11:53:41
35 Juan Antonio González Bermúdez Spain September 23rd 2020 16:23:29
36 Lawson Rose United Kingdom September 23rd 2020 13:08:42
37 Anthony Agassi Germany September 22nd 2020 10:32:59
38 adrian joyce Ireland September 20th 2020 11:54:40

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