Giro challenge

120,3 km ^ 1252 m max. 2,71% avg. 25,1% max. 12 hours

Ride 5 cycling videos within 12 hours to be rewarded with a unique collectors item and listed as a Tacx Giro challenge hero! You’ll challenge a total distance of 120,3 km and climb over 64 kilometres, with an average incline of 2,7 % and a max. slope of 25,1% on the Muro di Sormano.

After the famous Spring Classics it’s time to move over to the Grand Tours. As the first in line is La Corsa Rosa we present you the Giro challenge! Get yourself a pink cycling kit, refresh your Italian vocabular and make sure you have enough pasta at home to treat yourself afterwards. Just like the real grand tour this year, we kick-off in Bologna with a time trial to San Luca. Beware of the very steep climb to the cathedral of Madonna di San Luca with inclines up to 22%! Then we move over to stage 15 where you have to conquer the pretty tough Madonna del Ghisallo. Did you know that she is declared as the patroness of cyclists by the Vatican and that you’ll find a chapel at the top which is has museum pieces like the bikes of Merkx and Coppi? Next you have to brace yourself for the brutal Muro di Sormano. Okay, we must confess that in this year’s Giro they ride the more flat Colma di Sormano, but this is the Tacx Challenge, right? Hardly recovered from this ordeal you have to get ready for stage 16: the Queen Stage. You know what that means…We wish you all the best to master the notorious Mortirolo! We finish it off with a part of stage 18 where you can expect a fairly easy ride up to Cimabanche and then roll down to the finish. Buona fortuna!

To join the Giro challenge you’ll need the following:

  1. Tacx Smart trainer
  2. Subscription to Tacx Premium
  3. Tacx Training App


To complete the challenge you’ll have to finish the following films within 12 hours (not necessarily in this order):

  • Bologna – City Trip
  • 29,74km
  • Uphill: 12,59km
  • Avg incline: 0%
  • Altimeters: 346m
  • Lombardy, Muro di Sormano
  • 16,89km
  • Uphill: 6,83km
  • Avg incline: 0,5%
  • Altimeters: 610m
  • Lombardy, Madonna del Ghisallo
  • 26,65km
  • Uphill: 16,24km
  • Avg incline: 2%
  • Altimeters: 678m
  • Passo del Mortirolo
  • 14,02km
  • Uphill: 12,75km
  • Avg incline: 8,8%
  • Altimeters: 1252m
  • Dolomites – The Ciclabile delle Dolomiti
  • 33km
  • Uphill: 15,65km
  • Avg incline: 0%
  • Altimeters: 380m


  • Ride all 5 videos mentioned above in full.
  • Complete the 5 videos mentioned above within 12 consecutive hours.
  • 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.

Giro challenge Heroes

nr. Name Country Date Time
1 Roland Krismer Austria May 1st 2019 06:11:03
2 Sergei Melnikov Russia May 3rd 2019 04:44:31
3 Edward McDonnell United States May 4th 2019 05:46:21
4 Janis Steins Latvia May 4th 2019 04:41:27
5 Kenneth Wiklund Sweden May 4th 2019 06:17:20
6 Peter Horvat Slovenia May 4th 2019 06:46:38
7 Wil van Zantvoort The Netherlands May 5th 2019 06:40:16
8 Bert van Zantvoort The Netherlands May 6th 2019 05:45:59
9 Patrick Bals The Netherlands May 6th 2019 05:24:08
10 Kevin Murray Ireland May 10th 2019 06:07:48
11 Bernd Crede Germany May 11th 2019 06:00:42
12 Thomas Reuter Germany May 11th 2019 06:04:24
13 Andreas Luginbuehl Schweiz May 11th 2019 09:15:25
14 Robert Zwingler Germany May 12th 2019 06:12:08
15 Martin Brown United Kingdom May 12th 2019 05:49:16
16 Nico Schwarze Germany May 12th 2019 07:00:34
17 Mark Baerd United States May 13th 2019 05:47:23
18 Tjisse van der Hoek The Netherlands May 12th 2019 05:36:58
19 Dan Burke Canada May 14th 2019 08:54:17
20 Goran Domuz Slovenia May 14th 2019 06:59:54
21 Frank Scheming Germany May 16th 2019 07:27:30
22 Martijn Mees ten Oever The Netherlands May 17th 2019 05:59:05
23 Jean Pierre Morin Canada May 17th 2019 07:18:20
24 Susan Jelinski Canada May 19th 2019 07:08:22
25 Marco Potas Germany May 20th 2019 05:50:08
26 Gerald Streubert Germany May 21st 2019 05:48:20
27 Todd Janzen Canada May 26th 2019 06:25:13
28 Thomas Beich Denmark May 26th 2019 05:58:12
29 Emiel Goosens The Netherlands May 28th 2019 06:46:51
30 Eerke Berger The Netherlands May 30th 2019 05:12:36
31 Wolfgang Hauth Germany May 30th 2019 07:55:41
32 Vincent Lewandowski Neo France May 30th 2019 05:08:01
33 Danni mierzwa Mortensen Denmark May 31st 2019 05:29:45
34 Katsuyuki MATSUDA Japan June 9th 2019 09:12:11
35 Martin Staldgaard Denmark June 10th 2019 05:54:21
36 Heinz Schilmeier Deutschland May 29th 2019 08:03:51
37 Andrea Ghiringhelli United States June 30th 2019 08:24:14
38 Ed Schelvis The Netherlands July 20th 2019 07:29:32
39 Michael Seidel Germany August 16th 2019 07:16:04
40 Simon Van Rij The Netherlands August 25th 2019 06:25:31
41 Benoit Allemany France October 13th 2019 05:59:54
42 Ed Schelvis Netherlands October 15th 2019 07:29:32
43 Franz Franz France October 17th 2019 05:28:13
44 John Crothers England October 21st 2019 06:20:46
45 Sebastian Kruse Germany November 5th 2019 05:10:51
46 Zbyszek Gawrylo Poland November 11th 2019 05:40:31
47 Manfred Nowak Germany November 13th 2019 07:02:28
48 Kim Bonde Denmark December 4th 2019 05:50:58
49 Lars Wendler France December 6th 2019 05:47:16
50 Joao Pombinho Portugal December 9th 2019 06:59:38
51 Przemek Kotowski Poland December 28th 2019 06:02:02
52 Jesper Bak Denmark January 2nd 2020 05:57:00
53 Bastian Wein Germany January 4th 2020 05:54:48
54 Nina Heike Germany January 5th 2020 06:48:25
55 John McCarthy usa February 1st 2020 05:55:25
56 Rob Miller United States February 4th 2020 06:05:41
57 John van der Wijst The Netherlands February 10th 2020 05:44:53
58 Thomas Wavrin United States February 11th 2020 04:43:38

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