España challenge

118,94 km ^ 4412 m max. 1,4% avg. 24,1% max. 24 hours

Ride 4 cycling videos within 24 hours to be rewarded with a unique challenge item and listed as a Tacx España challenge hero! You’ll challenge a total distance of 119 km and climb over 4.400 altimeters, with an average incline of 1,4% and a max. slope of 24,1% on the Angliru.

After the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France, it’s time for the last Grand Tour of the year: the Vuelta a España! This means a new Tacx Challenge as well and we proudly present you the España challenge. It’s a selection of the most thrilling climbs of the past editions of this Grand Tour, so prepare yourself for a gruesome indoor session.

We start off with one of the highest climbs in Catalonia, the Vallter 2000. It takes you into the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees and it’s a fairly steady climb. There are a few short sections where the gradient goes over 10%, but all doable. Then we move over to the Coll de Rates, the most well-known climb on the Costa Blanca. Besides it’s often been included in the Vuelta, it’s also a beloved climb during the winter training camps of the pros who are based in the Calpe area. Next in line is Lagos de Covadonga: one of the most popular climbs in the Asturias. While you work up a sweat on the hard stretches, don’t forget to enjoy the amazing views of the Picos de Europa mountain range. Safe the best for last, they say. That’s why we kindly ask you to complete the mighty Angliru as well for this challenge! The first half of this climb is fairly average, but the craziness starts after that point as the road ramps up to insanely steep grades. It is perhaps one of the most demanding climbs in professional racing, so good luck with that!

WHAT DO I NEED?
To join the España 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 24 hours (not necessarily in this order):

  • Costa Blanca, Coll de Rates
  • 36,51km
  • Uphill: 24,64km
  • Avg incline: 1,3%
  • Altimeters: 846m
  • Lagos de Covadonga
  • 31,94km
  • Uphill: 18,67km
  • Avg incline: 0,5%
  • Altimeters: 1183m
  • Catalonia, Girona Pyrenees – Vallter 2000
  • 25,47km
  • Uphill: 22,22km
  • Avg incline: 3,7%
  • Altimeters: 1149m
  • The Angliru
  • 25,02km
  • Uphill: 12,77km
  • Avg incline: 0,2%
  • Altimeters: 1234m

REGULATIONS

  • Ride all 4 videos mentioned above in full.
  • Complete the 4 videos mentioned above within 24 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

España challenge Heroes

nr. Name Country Date Time
1 Henri Schellen August 24th 2019 08:47:18
2 Sergei Melnikov August 25th 2019 05:07:06
3 Matts Asplund August 27th 2019 05:59:40
4 Zbyszek Gawrylo August 31st 2019 07:15:00
5 Susan Jelinski September 1st 2019 07:08:23
6 john crothers September 3rd 2019 06:28:55
7 Thomas Reuter September 4th 2019 07:02:48
8 Bert van Zantvoort September 5th 2019 06:47:18
9 Brendan Waters September 5th 2019 06:50:21
10 Robert Zwingler September 7th 2019 07:09:24
11 Vincent Lewandowski September 7th 2019 05:46:06
12 Matt McLen-Howells September 9th 2019 06:44:56
13 Peter Murray September 10th 2019 08:02:32
14 Claudio Ferreira September 14th 2019 06:55:24
15 Bartłomiej Ociesa September 29th 2019 07:46:10
16 Artur Juchniewicz September 29th 2019 07:32:18
17 Harm Hilverts October 16th 2019 07:07:23
18 Matthias Mejuto October 19th 2019 06:35:07
19 Luis Acebes November 9th 2019 06:27:57
20 Rodolfo Gil November 12th 2019 07:07:22
21 Philippe Hercher November 12th 2019 05:24:43
22 Roland Krismer November 13th 2019 07:44:28
23 Peter Horvat November 23rd 2019 06:55:44
24 Kim Bonde December 7th 2019 06:34:11
25 Ori Zur December 9th 2019 07:38:31
26 Lars Wendler December 10th 2019 05:39:24
27 Grigoriy Ternovskoy December 12th 2019 09:49:34
28 Robert Liljeqvist December 14th 2019 06:42:07
29 Manuel Broggini December 21st 2019 07:31:27
30 Bastian Wein December 22nd 2019 06:55:35
31 Enrique Leal Sanjuan December 25th 2019 07:08:08
32 Andreas Luginbuehl December 28th 2019 10:08:38
33 Rob Miller January 1st 2020 06:57:33
34 Sebastian Kruse January 4th 2020 06:27:19
35 l Wippert January 10th 2020 05:24:42
36 Martijn de Bie December 28th 2019 06:58:17
37 BC Kletta January 20th 2020 06:12:26
38 Jürgen Uchtmann Germany January 30th 2020 06:18:18
39 Rudy Vansingel Belgium February 11th 2020 09:29:57
40 Werner Braun Austria February 14th 2020 07:06:09
41 Jan Boersma Netherlands February 23rd 2020 06:37:52
42 Lilian Roksnoer France March 11th 2020 06:08:46
43 Ali Soheil Canada March 15th 2020 08:24:17
44 Ruben Del Amo Fidalgo Spain March 21st 2020 06:43:21
45 Jacques Kimman Netherlands March 22nd 2020 05:46:11
46 Ivan Barcos Salazar France March 22nd 2020 06:23:21
47 Rui Fonte-Boa Portugal March 25th 2020 05:03:42
48 Patrick Laurent France March 26th 2020 05:56:49
49 Roberto Fernández Pérez Spain April 10th 2020 07:25:42
50 Peter Denheen United Kingdom April 10th 2020 08:34:42
51 Miguel Bueno Blázquez Spain April 12th 2020 08:54:35
52 Guayasén Rodríguez Spain April 14th 2020 06:11:41
53 Florian Cottaz France April 15th 2020 05:47:06
54 Carlos Alberto Martin Mate Spain April 17th 2020 07:19:16
55 Dennis van 't Klooster Netherlands April 19th 2020 05:35:30
56 Peter Vriesman Spain April 20th 2020 05:59:50
57 Miguel Pacheco Colombia April 21st 2020 05:31:28
58 Freddie Guilloux France April 24th 2020 04:43:21
59 Diego Rubio Spain April 26th 2020 05:20:48
60 Felipe Lastra April 26th 2020 07:03:33
61 Jesus Cuenca Aguilar Spain April 22nd 2020 09:07:27
62 Philippe De Tartas France May 1st 2020 06:47:19
63 Fernando Arias Spain May 1st 2020 08:14:11
64 Jean-Em Lemasson France May 2nd 2020 05:22:00
65 Stijn Onghena May 2nd 2020 05:54:49
66 Massimo Pellegrinelli May 3rd 2020 06:26:49
67 Christiaan Franken Netherlands May 5th 2020 05:36:19
68 Rayko Kalenderov United Kingdom May 7th 2020 08:29:50
69 Arnaud Dupays France May 8th 2020 05:48:29
70 Koen Symons Belgium May 9th 2020 06:17:13
71 Jesus Toro Gomez May 10th 2020 06:29:32
72 Simon van Rij May 10th 2020 06:34:19
73 Roberto Angeli Italy May 14th 2020 07:21:50
74 Víctor Manuel Alcaide Belmonte Spain May 16th 2020 07:13:46
75 Manuele Brambilla Italy May 17th 2020 07:52:55
76 John van der Wijst April 28th 2020 05:44:04
77 Toni Jovanovski Australia May 30th 2020 06:27:33
78 Mario Pregetter Germany June 7th 2020 06:17:59
79 Markus Finger Germany June 10th 2020 08:05:58
80 François PIAT France April 25th 2020 07:01:47
81 Tony CARAFA France June 16th 2020 06:09:30
82 Jesper Bak Denmark July 6th 2020 06:18:06
83 Andrew Davis United Kingdom July 26th 2020 05:46:47
84 Joe Liposky United States August 25th 2020 07:22:36
85 David Humenczuk United States September 28th 2020 06:49:13
86 Wolfgang Hammer Germany October 12th 2020 05:52:17
87 Andreas Babl Germany October 21st 2020 05:44:18
88 Hugo Alves Portugal October 25th 2020 06:10:00
89 Emiel Blauwhoff Netherlands November 5th 2020 07:31:05
90 Thomas Braun Germany November 6th 2020 07:39:53
91 Henrik Sloth Denmark November 14th 2020 06:41:47
92 Ville Suominen Finland November 22nd 2020 04:53:53
93 Thomas MAHIEU France November 22nd 2020 06:10:21
94 Artur Santos Luxembourg December 4th 2020 05:06:08
95 Marion Barbarin France December 5th 2020 05:58:30
96 Arkadiusz Buczkowski Germany December 5th 2020 08:34:09
97 Wido Van Zundert Netherlands December 6th 2020 06:16:33
98 adrian joyce Ireland December 6th 2020 07:11:17
99 Jesper Van Loon Netherlands December 7th 2020 06:13:36
100 Arnout Van Loon Netherlands December 6th 2020 06:33:45
101 Marcelo luis Gonzalez Garcia Spain December 8th 2020 08:30:17
102 Juhani Tammisto Finland December 22nd 2020 06:51:22

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