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 August 30th 2020 12:10:34
2 Jan Erik Nyman September 1st 2020 14:56:28
3 Cees van Vreede September 4th 2020 13:51:21
4 Andreas Babl September 4th 2020 11:01:12
5 Sergei Melnikov September 4th 2020 08:43:57
6 Joseph Liposky September 4th 2020 12:00:46
7 Gordon Foote September 4th 2020 13:34:30
8 Ronald Schmohl September 5th 2020 13:49:43
9 john rees September 6th 2020 11:54:31
10 Frans Visser September 6th 2020 10:47:23
11 Henk van der Worp September 8th 2020 10:43:32
12 Roland Krismer September 6th 2020 11:56:32
13 John van der Wijst September 9th 2020 10:18:53
14 Sinai Levi September 8th 2020 11:39:18
15 Xavi Coma September 9th 2020 09:26:19
16 Jasper van den Broek-de Bruijn September 9th 2020 12:45:56
17 Mario Pregetter September 10th 2020 10:13:39
18 Sascha Kruczyk September 11th 2020 14:32:21
19 Javier Alvarez September 10th 2020 12:04:13
20 Rutger van der Meer September 11th 2020 10:58:00
21 Renë Kouwenhoven September 10th 2020 14:26:48
22 Stuart wilkinson September 11th 2020 11:38:49
23 Jesus Toro Gomez September 12th 2020 11:53:17
24 Ville Suominen September 12th 2020 08:54:10
25 Christiaan Franken September 12th 2020 10:50:45
26 Gavin Chamberlain September 13th 2020 13:48:08
27 Herbie Taylor September 13th 2020 21:32:47
28 Bruno Coudyzer September 13th 2020 12:47:33
29 Donald Barrell September 13th 2020 18:18:17
30 Rodney CALLAGHAN September 13th 2020 13:27:59
31 Michael Feinstein September 13th 2020 12:20:00
32 Erich Byers September 13th 2020 10:13:21
33 Pedro Goic September 19th 2020 12:05:37
34 Peter Vos September 14th 2020 10:03:35
35 Jakob Gilbro September 14th 2020 14:29:04
36 Peter Vriesman September 14th 2020 11:23:39
37 Júlio César Bernardes September 14th 2020 11:58:09
38 Eduan Deetlefs September 14th 2020 10:25:05
39 Michael Orr September 15th 2020 13:27:17
40 Roman Bruegger September 15th 2020 11:46:50
41 Jesper Bak September 15th 2020 11:11:53
42 Miguel Antonio Higuera September 16th 2020 10:37:08
43 Rudy Vansingel September 16th 2020 18:42:55
44 Kevin Keßler September 13th 2020 07:58:35
45 Bram Koekkoek September 16th 2020 11:14:52
46 Henrik Sloth September 16th 2020 11:20:35
47 Yannick Van der Ploeg September 16th 2020 10:22:01
48 Octavio Enrique Montoya Pinzón September 16th 2020 10:44:19
49 Remco Van der Spek September 16th 2020 10:46:22
50 Manoel Antonio Dos Santos Neto September 16th 2020 13:39:34
51 Chris Mackie September 16th 2020 10:04:22
52 Jean-Pierre Cote September 13th 2020 09:31:22
53 Gregory Broothaerts September 17th 2020 11:26:40
54 Razvan Rosca September 17th 2020 14:51:01
55 Jaap Augustijn September 17th 2020 11:43:22
56 Alejandro Botero Londoño September 17th 2020 12:16:47
57 David Humenczuk September 17th 2020 10:28:33
58 Bryan Carps September 17th 2020 09:50:50
59 Łukasz Lechański September 18th 2020 12:01:00
60 Josh Mahlandt September 18th 2020 09:57:57
61 Hans van der Wal September 18th 2020 18:13:20
62 Francis Martineau September 18th 2020 11:01:57
63 Jim Davidson September 18th 2020 15:38:12
64 Rikke Olesen September 18th 2020 14:52:09
65 Martin Grau September 18th 2020 12:56:49
66 Wolfgang Hammer September 19th 2020 10:37:31
67 Lucy Esdaile September 18th 2020 11:58:35
68 Jack Janelle September 19th 2020 15:17:26
69 Ronald Erasmus September 17th 2020 10:36:02
70 Mikko Salonen September 19th 2020 14:38:21
71 Frank Illerhues September 19th 2020 10:47:44
72 Werner Braun September 19th 2020 14:06:09
73 Niels Volman September 19th 2020 11:54:11
74 Doug Roberts September 19th 2020 09:44:51
75 Arjan Reinders September 20th 2020 13:34:19
76 John Crothers September 20th 2020 12:06:25
77 Alejandro Uribe Ortiz September 20th 2020 11:29:29
78 Carlos Alcazar Barreiro September 20th 2020 17:14:37
79 Grzegorz Konik September 20th 2020 12:03:55
80 Greg Manns September 20th 2020 14:14:42
81 Rene Dijk September 20th 2020 13:28:46
82 Krzysztof Zabielski September 20th 2020 11:32:06
83 Matsuda Katsuyuki September 21st 2020 17:14:11
84 Frances Crothers September 21st 2020 18:13:20
85 Stuart Brown September 21st 2020 12:06:02
86 Eric Peeters September 19th 2020 13:03:11
87 Snow Leopard September 21st 2020 14:50:23
88 Lars Wendler September 21st 2020 10:51:09
89 Freddy Wynants September 19th 2020 13:37:42
90 Xavier Noguerola Berga September 21st 2020 11:49:01
91 Bart Haaren September 22nd 2020 10:45:24
92 Stanislav Krajnak September 22nd 2020 11:53:41
93 Kym Brown September 10th 2020 14:43:54
94 Juan Antonio González Bermúdez September 23rd 2020 16:23:29
95 laurent d'hoorne September 16th 2020 12:17:08
96 Lawson Rose September 23rd 2020 13:08:42
97 Johanna Blomenkamp September 24th 2020 14:54:03
98 Thomas Beich September 24th 2020 12:30:45
99 Bert van Zantvoort September 9th 2020 12:16:31
100 Stefan Weigelt September 25th 2020 19:29:38
101 Simon Wallington September 25th 2020 13:38:37
102 Loek Zinkweg September 26th 2020 16:29:26
103 Michael Upfal September 26th 2020 13:12:11
104 Edward Anderson September 27th 2020 10:13:49
105 Anthony Agassi September 22nd 2020 10:32:59
106 Ben Jacobs September 25th 2020 10:08:18
107 adrian joyce September 20th 2020 11:54:40
108 João Pombinho September 28th 2020 11:58:46
109 Thomas Pretlove September 26th 2020 10:12:54
110 ludwig laurent September 29th 2020 11:16:25
111 Stephen Fletcher September 29th 2020 12:45:13
112 Christian contesso September 28th 2020 21:52:22
113 Mark Caporn September 17th 2020 12:00:32
114 Daniel Morger September 25th 2020 11:38:21
115 Reinhold Brezovszky September 12th 2020 10:46:58
116 Celso Rizzi September 14th 2020 13:15:50
117 Grzegorz Zabielski September 18th 2020 13:59:11
118 Bart Waegeman September 18th 2020 10:05:36
119 Gilles LAROZE September 27th 2020 13:26:54
120 John Balvers September 15th 2020 14:00:09
121 Jeffrey Gilbert September 28th 2020 11:43:45
122 Philip John Bickerstaff September 9th 2020 13:07:49
123 John Brennan September 15th 2020 13:28:52
124 Michael Knudsen September 15th 2020 16:48:33
125 Patxi Arribas Hernádez September 9th 2020 13:28:40
126 Manuele Brambilla October 18th 2020 13:45:03
127 Dom Capel September 29th 2020 10:44:17
128 Herman Meijer October 15th 2020 12:00:15
129 Thomas Braun October 15th 2020 12:38:27
130 Richard Robinson October 15th 2020 08:24:28
131 Jim Van Cleemput October 16th 2020 10:05:59
132 Paulo Fernando October 15th 2020 12:28:54
133 Michael Skacel October 17th 2020 12:08:51
134 Mathias Kuehni October 18th 2020 11:52:13
135 Rob Ligtenberg October 18th 2020 10:06:55
136 Franc Van den Borre October 19th 2020 12:53:00

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