Cobbles challenge

108.07 km 2799m alt. 2,59% avg. 28.1% max. 12 hours

Ride 5 cycling videos within 12 hours to be rewarded with a unique collectors item and listed as a Tacx Cobble Challenge hero! You’ll challenge a total distance of 108 km and climb over 60 kilometres, with an average incline of 1.5% and a max. slope of 28,1% on the Bosberg.

What would the start of the cycling season be without cobblestones? That’s why we’ve come up the Cobble Challenge: a selection of the finest cobblestone films available in our software. Like the iconic Muur van Geraardbergen, which was often the decisive climb in the Tour of Flanders. But you can also expect some fierce and impressive rides in the Swiss Alps. What about the Grimsel Pass, a killer climb of a whopping 27 km! Or the Gotthard Pass, an old cobbled climb with a length of nearly 14 km with an average gradient of almost 7%. The icing on the cake is the ruthless Bosberg, the hardest climb in this area of Flanders. Good luck with that!

WHAT DO I NEED?
To join the Cobbles 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):

  • Swiss Alps Stage 1 – Gotthard Pass, Airolo
  • 22,5km
  • Uphill: 13,69km
  • Avg incline: 1,6%
  • Altimeters: 910m
  • Muur Van Geraardsbergen – Belgium
  • 19,58km
  • Uphill: 16,06km
  • Avg incline: 0,5%
  • Altimeters: 193m
  • Innertkirchen, Grimsel Pass
  • 28,36km
  • Uphill: 25,03km
  • Avg incline: 5,1%
  • Altimeters: 1474m
  • Koppenberg
  • 4,86km
  • Uphill: 1,66km
  • Avg incline: 0,1%
  • Altimeters: 92m
  • Dinant to Namur
  • 32,77km
  • Uphill: 4,49km
  • Avg incline: 0,2%
  • Altimeters: 130m

REGULATIONS

  • 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.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about this challenge or the Tacx challenges in general, please send an email to challenge@tacx.com

Cobbles challenge Heroes

nr. Name Country Date Time
1 Robert Zwingler March 17th 2019 05:43:59
2 Fredrik Rothstein March 17th 2019 05:21:45
3 Goran D March 19th 2019 05:50:02
4 Vincent Lewandowski March 20th 2019 04:40:23
5 Greg Manns March 23rd 2019 06:43:17
6 Michel Gagnon March 25th 2019 07:51:08
7 Bert van Zantvoort March 26th 2019 05:29:58
8 Dan Burke March 29th 2019 08:14:26
9 Edward McDonnell March 29th 2019 04:52:33
10 Sergei Melnikov March 30th 2019 04:14:16
11 Matt McLen-Howells April 2nd 2019 05:21:38
12 Jacques Saint-Pierre April 3rd 2019 06:25:19
13 Tjisse van der Hoek April 4th 2019 04:44:33
14 Marc Noten April 6th 2019 05:00:03
15 Jorge Sousa April 7th 2019 04:36:28
16 Sjoerd Douma April 11th 2019 04:42:31
17 Rudi Lammers April 13th 2019 04:53:26
18 Jon Jørgensen April 13th 2019 04:57:36
19 Peter Lenárt April 13th 2019 05:04:34
20 Denise Johannsen April 14th 2019 04:53:00
21 João Pombinho April 14th 2019 05:47:23
22 Kenneth Wiklund April 19th 2019 05:38:42
23 Janis Steins April 21st 2019 04:00:30
24 Roland Krismer April 27th 2019 05:30:14
25 Alexandre GALMICHE April 27th 2019 04:41:57
26 Peter Horvat April 28th 2019 05:57:54
27 Jean Pierre Morin April 29th 2019 06:55:06
28 Patrick Bals April 30th 2019 04:59:31
29 Matthias Mejuto May 1st 2019 05:20:11
30 steve williams May 4th 2019 04:52:07
31 Claudio Ferreira May 5th 2019 05:34:17
32 Franz Franz June 4th 2019 04:47:40
33 Andreas Luginbuehl June 10th 2019 07:40:02
34 Collin de Brouwer June 14th 2019 07:31:00
35 Eerke Berger June 21st 2019 04:31:09
36 Thomas Reuter September 8th 2019 05:25:46
37 Benoit ALLEMANY September 29th 2019 05:35:46
38 Claudia Reuter October 3rd 2019 06:18:57
39 Enrique Leal Sanjuan October 6th 2019 05:29:19
40 Aaron Milbank October 27th 2019 06:27:49
41 Gunnar Kant November 1st 2019 05:14:12
42 Sam Andrews November 2nd 2019 05:10:00
43 Justin Drucker November 2nd 2019 04:20:27
44 Zbyszek Gawrylo November 9th 2019 05:16:12
45 Sébastien Metz November 22nd 2019 05:34:29
46 Lars Wendler November 29th 2019 05:00:15
47 Alasdair Auchterlonie November 29th 2019 05:25:08
48 Grigoriy Ternovskoy November 30th 2019 06:16:56
49 Rob Miller December 11th 2019 05:59:02
50 Ruud Waterval December 15th 2019 06:00:05
51 Philippe Hercher December 23rd 2019 04:29:45
52 Rudy Vansingel January 2nd 2020 07:34:19
53 Jan Boersma January 5th 2020 05:25:39
54 Antoine Dumont January 5th 2020 05:12:14
55 Tamara Meulman January 12th 2020 06:32:00
56 Samuel Blasko January 18th 2020 05:11:22
57 Sebastian Kruse January 19th 2020 05:03:47
58 Bjarne Nielsen January 21st 2020 07:02:32
59 Thomas Hercher Germany February 1st 2020 04:40:08
60 Werner Braun February 2nd 2020 06:05:55
61 Claas Dohrmann Germany February 6th 2020 05:49:41
62 Patrick Laurent France February 9th 2020 05:07:05
63 Jürgen Uchtmann February 9th 2020 04:57:03
64 Marc Lévesque Canada February 9th 2020 05:48:41
65 Manuele Brambilla Italy February 8th 2020 07:05:04
66 Marcin Stankowski Germany February 15th 2020 06:48:12
67 Geert van Dijk Netherlands February 15th 2020 06:17:25
68 Kim-Lee Bosman Belgium February 18th 2020 07:00:51
69 Malte Müller February 19th 2020 06:30:12
70 Stephen Carr United Kingdom February 21st 2020 06:29:00
71 Michael Carr United Kingdom February 21st 2020 06:12:00
72 Harbir Sohi United States February 22nd 2020 06:17:19
73 Sascha Kruczyk February 23rd 2020 06:39:38
74 Mark Hermsen February 29th 2020 05:47:50
75 Gerard de Witte February 22nd 2020 06:02:17
76 Stefano Bocci Italy March 14th 2020 05:23:16
77 Rui Fonte-Boa Portugal March 16th 2020 04:17:34
78 Gerhard Stecher March 17th 2020 03:52:05
79 Thomas Pfaffinger March 17th 2020 06:05:37
80 Julian Labensberg March 21st 2020 06:26:59
81 Moritz Rabe March 21st 2020 05:38:54
82 Javier Acebes Spain March 22nd 2020 04:42:23
83 Wim Wolfs March 22nd 2020 06:19:09
84 Arjan Stevens Netherlands March 23rd 2020 07:18:27
85 Ricardo Melim Portugal March 24th 2020 05:13:00
86 Koen Symons Belgium March 29th 2020 04:53:00
87 Oliver Murmann March 30th 2020 05:09:15
88 Peter Vriesman Spain January 1st 1970 -
89 Mike Simmonds United Kingdom April 9th 2020 07:42:20
90 Xavi Reig April 18th 2020 05:40:00
91 Jan De Rooij Netherlands May 31st 2020 11:48:41
92 Glauber Lima Brazil May 2nd 2020 05:58:24
93 Christiaan Franken Netherlands May 9th 2020 04:46:08
94 Pierre Destremau May 9th 2020 05:40:13
95 Litauszki Tibor Hungary May 9th 2020 05:06:30
96 Ali Soheil Canada May 9th 2020 06:33:15
97 Carlos Royo Rubio Spain May 10th 2020 05:21:47
98 Julien Laroche Canada May 10th 2020 05:22:01
99 Adrian Gołębiowski Poland May 15th 2020 06:05:52
100 Markus Finger Germany May 23rd 2020 06:09:16
101 Carlos Alberto Martín Mate Spain May 23rd 2020 05:59:00
102 Frederic Loyaerts Belgium June 6th 2020 08:21:30
103 Artem Oboturov Switzerland June 21st 2020 06:09:14
104 Miguel Pacheco Colombia May 26th 2020 04:15:34
105 Andrés Mauricio Atehortúa Benjumea Colombia July 5th 2020 04:44:43
106 Steve Cox United Kingdom May 23rd 2020 05:57:24
107 Michael Caulfield Ireland August 11th 2020 08:44:05
108 Toni Jovanovski Australia August 21st 2020 05:12:35
109 Gordon Foote Australia September 17th 2020 06:34:00
110 Mario Pregetter Germany September 20th 2020 05:14:29
111 Hugo Alves Portugal September 23rd 2020 05:26:02
112 Dennis van 't Klooster Netherlands September 26th 2020 04:18:49
113 Michael Grabner Austria September 27th 2020 06:03:56
114 Arnout Van Loon Netherlands October 3rd 2020 05:48:27
115 Cees van Vreede Netherlands October 4th 2020 06:17:10
116 Jesper van Loon Netherlands October 3rd 2020 05:43:39
117 David Brandão Portugal October 5th 2020 06:52:47
118 Nick Copperwaite United Kingdom November 9th 2020 04:24:03
119 Gilles LAROZE France October 24th 2020 06:10:37
120 Moritz Pregetter Germany January 1st 1970 04:52:50
121 Bruno COTTRET France November 3rd 2020 06:46:57
122 Mickaël BRIANT France November 8th 2020 04:56:35
123 Piotr Wojtaszewski Poland November 14th 2020 05:39:36
124 Peter Van Eygen Belgium November 15th 2020 05:45:58
125 Helio Santos Luxembourg November 18th 2020 04:34:44
126 Thomas Pretlove Australia November 19th 2020 05:01:33
127 Robin Drouguet Belgium November 21st 2020 04:58:10
128 Arkadiusz Buczkowski Germany November 21st 2020 06:55:57
129 Thomas Braun November 22nd 2020 05:42:18
130 Matteo Salvi Italy November 29th 2020 05:44:27
131 Wido Van Zundert Netherlands November 30th 2020 05:33:06
132 Avery Later United Kingdom December 5th 2020 06:05:13
133 Wolfgang Hammer December 6th 2020 05:00:17
134 Jesper Bak Denmark December 6th 2020 05:08:37
135 Rob Ligtenberg Netherlands December 13th 2020 04:57:43
136 Lorenz Simons December 30th 2020 05:27:08
137 csaba Novák között Hungary January 2nd 2021 05:47:45

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