La Marmotte

173,8 km ^ 1385 m max. 2,85% avg. 15% max. 3 days

Ride the route of La Marmotte, the most famous cyclosportive event in the world that features four legendary Tour de France mountains. These videos combine all climbs of La Marmotte in to the finish on the Alpe d’Huez (1860m). To reach that mountain, you will have to conquer the Col du Glandon (1924m), the Col du Télégraphe (1556m) and the impressive Col du Galibier (2646m) and every descend and valley in between. Take the challenge and climb them one by one. La Marmotte was first held in 1982. Each year, 7000 amateur riders from all over the world participate in the race. Some winners later became famous professional riders, such as Laurent Brochard (1992), Patrice Halgand (1996) and Laurens ten Dam (2003).

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

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

To complete the challenge you’ll have to finish the following films within 3 consecutive days (not necessarily in this order):

Name Distance (km) Uphill total (km) Avg. incline (%) Altimeters (m)
Marmotte 1 – Col du Glandon, Allemond 46,22 1,39 0,7 1385
Marmotte 2 – Col du Télégraphe 49,2 1,14 0,6 1143
Marmotte 3 – Col du Galibier 50,60 1,23 – 0,6 1229
Marmotte 4 – Alpe d’Huez 27,75 1,15 2,8 1152

REGULATIONS

  • Ride all 4 videos mentioned above in full.
  • Complete the 4 videos mentioned above within 3 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. Make sure our profile is set to “public” so we can check your entry. 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.

La Marmotte Heroes

nr. Name Country Date Time
1 Niels Volman The Netherlands March 17th 2019 09:52:50
2 John Verberkt The Netherlands March 17th 2019 10:39:30
3 Kevin Keßler Germany March 17th 2019 06:19:31
4 Matthias Mejuto Germany March 18th 2019 07:39:17
5 Marc Noten The Netherlands March 18th 2019 07:50:12
6 Matt McLen-Howells Wales March 20th 2019 07:39:58
7 Kenneth Wiklund Sweden March 23rd 2019 08:38:58
8 Sergei Melnikov Russia March 24th 2019 06:29:12
9 Robert Zwingler Germany March 24th 2019 08:56:21
10 Vincent Lewandowski France March 27th 2019 06:53:13
11 Jon Jørgensen Denmark March 31st 2019 07:39:54
12 Bert van Zantvoort The Netherlands April 9th 2019 08:22:17
13 Wojtek Lebiq Poland April 1st 2019 08:34:43
14 Mateusz Pokrywka Poland March 23rd 2019 09:30:18
15 Tjisse van der Hoek The Netherlands March 24th 2019 07:48:55
16 Janis Steins Latvia April 5th 2019 06:31:47
17 Peter Horvat Slovenia April 5th 2019 09:37:17
18 Silvan Purschwitz Germany April 6th 2019 09:31:36
19 Bert van Zantvoort The Netherlands April 9th 2019 08:22:17
20 Dan Burke Canada April 10th 2019 12:12:35
21 Thomas Reuter Germany April 13th 2019 09:30:42
22 Claudia Reuter Germany April 13th 2019 10:10:51
23 Fredrik Rothstein Sweden April 14th 2019 07:38:47
24 Attila Végh Hungary April 16th 2019 12:33:21
25 Michael Sandiford United Kingdom April 18th 2019 07:17:47
26 João Pombinho Portugal April 19th 2019 08:13:45
27 Patrick Bals Netherlands April 24th 2019 07:57:23
28 Jean Pierre Morin Canada April 24th 2019 10:38:41
29 Matthieu BRENIAUX-EMATCHOUA France April 27th 2019 09:11:26
30 Bart Villé Belgium April 29th 2019 07:26:09
31 Wil van Zantvoort The Netherlands April 30th 2019 09:07:46
32 Danni Mierzwa Denmark May 2nd 2019 07:41:25
33 Kevin Murray Ireland May 3rd 2019 08:18:02
34 Sander Langereis The Netherlands May 5th 2019 08:33:09
35 Ronny Stofferis Belgium May 3rd 2019 08:50:28
36 Marcia Provost Belgium May 6th 2019 08:20:02
37 Rolf Poelstra The Netherlands April 30th 2019 09:27:29
38 Serge Michel Lapointe Canada May 11th 2019 07:39:26
39 Paweł Wachowiak Poland May 12th 2019 07:38:57
40 Benedikt Bongarth Germany May 12th 2019 09:09:12
41 Voitek Klimiuk AU April 20th 2019 09:38:19
42 Martijn Mees ten Oever The Netherlands May 26th 2019 08:06:46
43 Henri Schellen The Netherlands June 1st 2019 10:37:13
44 Roland Krismer Austria May 12th 2019 09:36:18
45 Franz Franz France June 7th 2019 07:46:39
46 Claudio Ferreira Brazil June 11th 2019 08:31:00
47 Markus Lauber Germany June 13th 2019 07:00:27
48 Geert Roosen Belgium June 19th 2019 07:46:34
49 Davide Rodi France July 3rd 2019 09:04:08
50 Oliver Scheffer Germany March 18th 2019 08:27:48
51 Kim Bonde Denmark July 29th 2019 07:19:12

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