Provence Challenge

270 km ^ 6510 m 0,4% avg. 12,8% max. 6 days

Ride all 7 selected cycling videos within 6 consecutive days to be rewarded with a unique Provence challenge item and listed as a Tacx Provence challenge hero. You can expect a total distance of 270 km and 6.500 altimeters, with a max. slope of 12,8% on the legendary Mont Ventoux. This is truly one of the great ‘classic climbs’.

Welcome to the beloved Provence! Sunny backroad routes, lavender fields and the Mont Ventoux: what else do you need as a cyclist? We start this challenge just outside Séguret: one of the official ‘most beautiful villages in France’ that’s perched up on the hills on the eastern side of the Rhone Valley. Then we move over to the incredibly scenic hilltop village of Montbrun-les-Bains. Furthermore, you can expect some doable and beautiful stages in this French region as well, like routes past fields of cherry blossom and through the vineyards, before we head to the almighty Mont Ventoux. Famous for cyclists from all over the world wanting to conquer this climb with its iconic, rocky moonscape. You have to reach the top twice in this challenge:

  • Bedoin: most well-known side and often used in the Tour de France
  • Malaucéne: according to some this is the hardest way to get to the top.

 

WHAT DO I NEED?
To join the Provence 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 6 consecutive days (not necessarily in this order):

  • Provence – Seguret to Montbrun-les-Bains
  • 69,95 km
  • Uphill: 42,05 km
  • Avg incline: 0,6%
  • Altimeters: 1371 m
  • Provence – Col d’Aulan, Montbrun-les-Bains
  • 36,99 km
  • Uphill: 19,57 km
  • Avg incline: 0,1%
  • Altimeters: 711 m
  • Provence – Gorges de la Nesque
  • 48,61 km
  • Uphill: 25,52 km
  • Avg incline: -1,3%
  • Altimeters: 587 m
  • Provence – Mont Ventoux, Bedoin
  • 29,52 km
  • Uphill: 23,04 km
  • Avg incline: 3,9%
  • Altimeters: 1632 m
  • Provence – Bedoin to Mazan – Cycle Tour
  • 30,02 km
  • Uphill: 12,17 km
  • Avg incline: -0,5%
  • Altimeters: 441 m
  • Provence – Chalet Reynard to Malaucéne
  • 27,07 km
  • Uphill: 5,81 km
  • Avg incline: -4,0%
  • Altimeters: 218 m
  • Provence – Mont Ventoux, Malaucéne
  • 27,25 km
  • Uphill: 20,8 km
  • Avg incline: 4,0%
  • Altimeters: 1550 m

REGULATIONS

  • Ride all 7 videos mentioned above in full.
  • Complete the 7 videos mentioned above within 6 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.

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

Provence Challenge Heroes

nr. Name Country Date Time
1 Didier Gordons France April 23rd 2020 10:57:37
2 Poireau Sébastien France May 1st 2020 10:54:17
3 Jesus Toro Gomez April 23rd 2020 11:32:40
4 Rui Fonte-Boa Portugal April 23rd 2020 08:34:00
5 Cees Vreede Nicaragua April 22nd 2020 14:36:54
6 Sergei Melnikov Germany April 24th 2020 08:46:17
7 Christiaan Franken Netherlands April 24th 2020 10:45:51
8 Manuel Menichini Italy April 24th 2020 09:55:18
9 Csaba Novák Hungary April 24th 2020 11:40:53
10 Toullec Jean Marc France April 25th 2020 09:11:33
11 Simon van Rij Netherlands April 25th 2020 12:00:07
12 Manuel Menichini April 25th 2020 09:51:00
13 Jaap Augustijn Netherlands April 25th 2020 11:46:56
14 Paolo Carambella Italy April 25th 2020 11:15:30
15 Philippe Hecquet France April 26th 2020 12:50:45
16 Adam Piper United Kingdom April 26th 2020 11:29:40
17 Michael Seidel Germany April 26th 2020 12:04:27
18 Alfredo Irarrazaval Chile April 26th 2020 10:43:35
19 David Platt United States April 26th 2020 14:04:37
20 Federico Creatini Italy April 26th 2020 12:45:43
21 Fabrice Barasinski France April 26th 2020 12:42:29
22 lonne ludovic France April 27th 2020 15:58:09
23 Paolo Riva April 27th 2020 12:37:58
24 Manuel Riera Spain April 27th 2020 13:32:43
25 Quentin Larue France April 25th 2020 10:15:15
26 Jacques Saint-Pierre Canada April 27th 2020 14:16:55
27 Gonzalo Hontoria April 27th 2020 10:05:50
28 Ali Soheil Canada April 27th 2020 13:51:20
29 Carlos Royo Rubio April 26th 2020 12:24:05
30 Raúl López Doña April 27th 2020 15:16:17
31 Michal Varga Slovakia April 27th 2020 15:35:23
32 Mikhail Shuvalov Russia April 28th 2020 12:25:21
33 James Beasley Spain April 28th 2020 09:23:20
34 Michael Orr Canada April 28th 2020 12:53:32
35 Jeffrey Gilbert United States April 28th 2020 12:17:20
36 Carl van Maanen South Africa April 28th 2020 12:08:28
37 Olivier Girod France April 28th 2020 10:45:21
38 Yannick Van der Ploeg Netherlands April 26th 2020 10:41:26
39 Claudio Convilli Italy April 28th 2020 13:31:21
40 Aldo Santillana United States April 28th 2020 12:29:00
41 Javier wong Bejarano April 28th 2020 09:40:02
42 Raúl Ruiberriz Spain April 28th 2020 11:00:04
43 Piotr Butryn Poland April 25th 2020 11:40:16
44 Michel Machado Portugal April 28th 2020 13:06:30
45 Jeff Heipel Cayman Islands April 28th 2020 10:49:18
46 Jon Loschke United States April 28th 2020 11:32:10
47 Jean-Pierre Côté France April 28th 2020 09:53:17
48 Rosemary Dotlic Australia April 29th 2020 16:03:34
49 Andrea Bartemucci Italy April 26th 2020 10:44:41
50 Anthony Agassi April 29th 2020 10:55:01
51 Jan Willem Boissevain Netherlands April 29th 2020 12:28:35
52 Manuel Jose Fernández Spain April 29th 2020 12:39:26
53 Sarah Hulley United Kingdom April 29th 2020 15:21:43
54 Mark Turnbull United Kingdom April 29th 2020 10:09:00
55 William Emmel United States April 29th 2020 12:59:33
56 Riccardo D’Anniballe Italy April 28th 2020 11:47:36
57 Patrick Vuylsteke Belgium April 29th 2020 14:10:46
58 Mike Hall United Kingdom January 1st 1970 11:39:34
59 Elfie Spiegel Ireland April 30th 2020 12:55:36
60 Oleg Kochetkov Russia April 30th 2020 09:46:09
61 Colin Broom United Kingdom April 30th 2020 12:12:27
62 Bruno Leble France April 30th 2020 11:59:19
63 Hans van der Wal April 30th 2020 16:05:37
64 Frank De Knijf Belgium April 30th 2020 15:58:37
65 Kim Bonde Denmark May 1st 2020 11:42:47
66 Mario Pregetter Germany May 1st 2020 11:40:06
67 Maya Rubechini May 1st 2020 10:40:09
68 Werner Braun May 1st 2020 10:54:42
69 Litauszki Tibor Hungary May 1st 2020 10:53:25
70 Armand Colas Belgium May 1st 2020 12:54:23
71 Paula Hahn Germany May 1st 2020 12:54:27
72 Roland Krismer Austria May 1st 2020 12:05:51
73 Pedro Goic Chile May 1st 2020 11:18:19
74 Derry Kelleher Ireland May 1st 2020 12:59:58
75 Matt Clark Canada May 1st 2020 13:05:51
76 Tiago Ferreira Portugal May 1st 2020 09:35:36
77 William Campbell United States May 1st 2020 15:24:00
78 Fabien Klimsza United States April 29th 2020 15:55:32
79 Rodger Colquhoun Australia May 2nd 2020 13:51:19
80 Stephen Gower United Kingdom May 1st 2020 14:12:53
81 Thierry Rousselle France May 2nd 2020 10:05:44
82 Jonathan Fahey Ireland May 1st 2020 12:15:42
83 Lilian Roksnoer France May 2nd 2020 10:34:21
84 Marc Noten May 2nd 2020 10:33:38
85 Mijndert Blijdorp Netherlands May 2nd 2020 12:32:21
86 Thomas Beich Denmark May 2nd 2020 11:52:33
87 Nicolas Mougel France May 2nd 2020 11:45:32
88 Clément Rousselle France May 2nd 2020 09:32:24
89 Michael Hall United Kingdom April 28th 2020 12:24:32
90 Pierre Destremau United Kingdom May 2nd 2020 12:17:07
91 Don Brown United States May 2nd 2020 14:53:07
92 Carlos Camino United States May 2nd 2020 11:20:01
93 Denis Chassaing France May 3rd 2020 15:37:51
94 Guido Dupont Belgium September 5th 2020 10:51:42
95 Dick Brongers Netherlands May 3rd 2020 14:53:36
96 Fran Crothers United Kingdom May 3rd 2020 17:05:21
97 Andrew Faulkner New Zealand May 2nd 2020 12:17:49
98 Udo Voß Germany May 3rd 2020 10:41:13
99 William Boer Netherlands May 3rd 2020 16:03:15
100 Claudia Reuter Germany May 3rd 2020 14:14:46
101 Arnaud Dupays France April 28th 2020 10:26:42
102 Ales Simr Czech Republic May 3rd 2020 11:34:31
103 Frank Illerhues United States April 26th 2020 10:39:09
104 Matsuda Katsuyuki Japan May 4th 2020 18:04:09
105 Gustav Struck Denmark May 4th 2020 11:48:32
106 Jeroen van den Brink Netherlands May 3rd 2020 13:55:13
107 Artur Juchniewicz Poland May 4th 2020 12:29:12
108 Philip John Bickerstaff United Kingdom May 4th 2020 12:42:43
109 Alec Mallett Australia May 5th 2020 14:04:24
110 Koen Graat Netherlands May 5th 2020 12:31:00
111 Henri Schellen Netherlands May 5th 2020 16:02:01
112 Christian Cuvelier Switzerland May 2nd 2020 13:03:45
113 Martin Staldgaard Denmark May 5th 2020 11:29:18
114 Martin Blokland May 5th 2020 11:53:24
115 Robert Zakens Poland May 5th 2020 10:36:33
116 Bram Koekkoek Netherlands May 6th 2020 11:11:10
117 Joerg Mellies Germany May 6th 2020 12:58:23
118 Tiziano Maggioni Italy May 6th 2020 11:38:42
119 Satoshi Tokuhiro Japan May 5th 2020 16:44:53
120 Michael Chabries United States May 6th 2020 10:56:16
121 Florian Lallier France May 6th 2020 10:48:29
122 Michael Rach May 6th 2020 10:26:58
123 Kym Brown United Kingdom May 6th 2020 13:45:00
124 Andy De keyzer Belgium May 6th 2020 13:23:42
125 Gerard Opheij Netherlands May 6th 2020 12:17:59
126 Edward Mcdonnell United States April 30th 2020 10:38:42
127 Michael Bremer May 7th 2020 13:16:50
128 Kevin Baxter Canada May 7th 2020 13:37:10
129 Vincent Lewandowski France May 7th 2020 10:39:54
130 Ken Rijmenants Belgium May 7th 2020 10:06:30
131 Daviller Julien France May 8th 2020 11:27:59
132 Filip Mestdag France May 8th 2020 12:22:47
133 Richard Davies United Kingdom May 8th 2020 12:50:12
134 Andrew Gough United Kingdom May 8th 2020 11:21:13
135 Patrick Guével France May 8th 2020 14:28:31
136 Hans Fabry Belgium May 9th 2020 12:01:43
137 Henrik Sloth Denmark May 9th 2020 12:17:44
138 Stephane Hourman France May 10th 2020 11:12:27
139 Steven Young United Kingdom April 28th 2020 16:09:43
140 Jeroen Holland Netherlands May 10th 2020 10:58:15
141 Maxence Vaz France May 10th 2020 14:58:39
142 David Derham France May 1st 2020 11:12:35
143 Marie-H Perreault Canada May 10th 2020 15:19:46
144 Lars Wendler France May 10th 2020 10:36:31
145 Floris de Weerd Netherlands May 11th 2020 11:20:10
146 Milan Petratur France May 10th 2020 12:06:27
147 Andre Goes Netherlands May 4th 2020 11:36:11
148 Peter Vriesman Spain May 12th 2020 10:59:27
149 Rik Wasmus Netherlands May 9th 2020 12:36:24
150 David Humenczuk United States May 12th 2020 10:35:59
151 Steve Cox United Kingdom May 13th 2020 12:26:24
152 Philippe de Tartas France May 13th 2020 11:13:06
153 Adrian Japp United Kingdom May 13th 2020 17:37:30
154 Doug Corner Canada May 13th 2020 11:35:48
155 Cinzia Tavano Italy April 28th 2020 13:41:24
156 Evgeny Blyshchik Russia April 30th 2020 16:21:13
157 Johann Deglorie France May 15th 2020 13:37:25
158 Henrik Wiss Sweden May 16th 2020 14:38:47
159 Matt Poulton United Kingdom May 16th 2020 13:12:32
160 Razvan Rosca Romania May 2nd 2020 15:09:55
161 Laurent Ludwig France April 27th 2020 10:30:12
162 Thomas Dahlsgaard Petersen Denmark May 18th 2020 10:21:58
163 Harm Hilverts Netherlands May 4th 2020 11:32:56
164 Simon nodari Canada May 17th 2020 11:13:59
165 Yvan Dumas Canada May 19th 2020 11:08:29
166 Uwe Moog Germany May 3rd 2020 14:00:24
167 Javier Aceves Mexico May 20th 2020 14:08:22
168 Arnaud Perret France April 30th 2020 12:08:18
169 Ruben Pernía González May 21st 2020 13:57:34
170 Eric Hunter United States May 19th 2020 11:04:02
171 Alwyn Rautenbach South Africa May 22nd 2020 13:31:55
172 Pierre Noiret Netherlands May 4th 2020 13:22:54
173 Erico Allain May 24th 2020 10:35:34
174 Toni Jovanovski Philippines May 25th 2020 12:01:09
175 Michael Caulfield Ireland May 23rd 2020 17:14:54
176 Tom van den Broek Netherlands April 29th 2020 10:51:23
177 Christophe Rémond France May 1st 2020 10:54:20
178 Manuele Brambilla Italy May 27th 2020 13:22:16
179 Raymond Thiry Belgium May 28th 2020 14:06:26
180 Gilles Doutey France May 4th 2020 14:04:05
181 Gordon Foote Australia May 8th 2020 13:22:23
182 Ori Zur Israel May 29th 2020 11:25:11
183 Jim Van cleemput Belgium May 1st 2020 10:29:53
184 Guido Dupont Belgium May 3rd 2020 10:54:55
185 Anton Brown United Kingdom May 27th 2020 11:31:47
186 Frazer Watson United Kingdom May 2nd 2020 13:01:03
187 Chris Broerse Netherlands April 30th 2020 12:18:35
188 Peter Pesch Germany May 24th 2020 16:31:36
189 Markus Lauber June 5th 2020 10:35:39
190 Carlos Alberto Martín Mate Spain April 26th 2020 11:19:25
191 Sergio Cruz Canada May 20th 2020 11:16:32
192 Herbie Taylor United Kingdom June 6th 2020 19:29:56
193 Thomas Reuter June 6th 2020 12:12:00
194 Markus Albert France May 8th 2020 12:34:12
195 Doug Roberts United States June 7th 2020 09:59:46
196 Francisco Cruz Mexico June 9th 2020 13:29:40
197 Gilles Delbeke June 10th 2020 12:37:57
198 Juan Antonio González Bermúdez Spain May 3rd 2020 10:26:42
199 Miguel Pacheco Colombia April 28th 2020 09:31:22
200 Hans Fabry Belgium May 3rd 2020 10:39:08
201 Kevin Potter United Kingdom May 12th 2020 11:37:43
202 Gus Fernández Spain May 5th 2020 11:16:46
203 Bill Ross United Kingdom June 15th 2020 14:37:56
204 Alex Cordoba-Aguilar Mexico June 18th 2020 13:41:32
205 Yoann Skraburski France May 7th 2020 09:38:36
206 Dennis Gevers Germany June 21st 2020 12:40:39
207 john rees United Kingdom June 23rd 2020 11:36:00
208 Tony Bainbridge United Kingdom June 24th 2020 17:05:05
209 Catherine Bainbridge United Kingdom June 24th 2020 15:20:05
210 Jan Boersma Netherlands June 27th 2020 10:48:18
211 Antony Valducci United States June 17th 2020 13:24:25
212 Daniel Frick Switzerland May 14th 2020 10:12:41
213 Jane Moffat United Kingdom June 25th 2020 13:22:16
214 Júlio César Bernardes July 2nd 2020 11:50:29
215 Victoria Cuate United States July 4th 2020 16:31:05
216 Patxi Arribas June 10th 2020 12:07:08
217 Viktor Fabry Belgium August 11th 2020 10:49:03
218 Joachim Neubauer Germany August 16th 2020 11:21:07
219 Thomas Braun Germany August 26th 2020 13:15:36
220 Frank Demonie Belgium August 30th 2020 13:00:25
221 Jan Erik Nyman Norway September 9th 2020 14:54:09
222 Loren Crannell United States September 9th 2020 12:11:48
223 Adri Joyce Ireland August 14th 2020 12:40:07
224 MANOEL ANTONIO DOS SANTOS NETO Brazil August 31st 2020 13:15:00
225 Sascha Kruczyk Germany September 18th 2020 13:34:20
226 Roger B McCurdy II United States September 22nd 2020 14:20:59
227 Thomas Goetz Canada September 19th 2020 12:45:15
228 Gregory Manns Luxembourg September 27th 2020 13:25:48
229 Snow Leopard United Kingdom September 28th 2020 13:44:40
230 Auke Blom Netherlands October 2nd 2020 11:47:06
231 Ronald Schmohl Germany October 2nd 2020 12:39:44
232 Marilyne Javelle France October 6th 2020 12:25:45
233 WALTER GEERINCK October 10th 2020 10:57:39
234 Silvan Purschwitz Germany September 27th 2020 15:12:02
235 Attila Végh Austria September 29th 2020 11:13:15
236 Andreas Babl October 16th 2020 10:08:21
237 John Zuidmeer Netherlands October 14th 2020 13:27:05
238 Jesper Van Loon Netherlands October 17th 2020 11:23:59
239 Arnout van Loon Netherlands October 17th 2020 11:40:53
240 Emmanuel Bouhana Netherlands October 20th 2020 15:02:51
241 Juhani Tammisto Finland October 8th 2020 11:23:31
242 Agnes Brünner Germany November 1st 2020 16:16:03
243 Peter Van Eygen Belgium November 5th 2020 13:34:43
244 Kendall Alvarez Spain November 6th 2020 11:46:27
245 Matthias Mejuto Germany November 5th 2020 10:26:00
246 Joan Van Loon Belgium November 7th 2020 14:49:48
247 David Gaudrie France November 8th 2020 09:11:02
248 Guy Dumoulin November 12th 2020 11:24:25
249 Piotr Wojtaszewski Poland November 12th 2020 12:53:49
250 Wacław Kubacik Poland December 13th 2020 08:11:35
251 oldrich vastl Czech Republic November 15th 2020 12:41:51
252 Helio Santos Luxembourg November 14th 2020 10:00:04
253 Fortunato Detto France November 13th 2020 13:49:22
254 JULIEN BROQUIER France November 19th 2020 11:52:45
255 Gert-Jan Braunstahl Netherlands November 20th 2020 11:38:17
256 Vincent CABRET France November 22nd 2020 09:47:28
257 Jérôme Sikora France November 23rd 2020 13:17:08
258 William Caulway United States November 24th 2020 13:35:02
259 Wolfgang Hammer November 27th 2020 10:39:42
260 Andreas Luginbuehl Switzerland December 2nd 2020 16:49:58
261 Bent Hagen Norway December 5th 2020 12:11:20
262 Markus Finger Germany December 7th 2020 13:19:32
263 Martijn van der Plas December 7th 2020 11:48:03
264 Michael Toft Denmark December 13th 2020 12:13:32
265 Florian Witte Germany December 13th 2020 10:39:42
266 Rob Ligtenberg December 31st 2020 10:36:43

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