If you followed our social channels during the Tour de France, you’ve probably seen the unique yellow NEO 2 Smart that was used by our partner teams. We now give you the chance to WIN this very special version of the pinnacle of bike trainers. And not just a copy, but exactly the same version that was used by the pros during Le Tour. Who doesn’t want to win this? Read on to find out how!
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary yellow jersey, we decided to give the Tour de France an extra touch of yellow. If one of our partner teams was leading the GC, they were allowed to use this unique coloured NEO 2 Smart for warming up! Because Mike Teunissen (Team Jumbo-Visma) won the first stage, he and his whole team were able to use the yellow version for the Team Time Trial in Brussels (stage 2). Julian Alaphilippe (Deceunink-Quick-Step) took over the maillot jaune later on and therefor used the yellow NEO 2 Smart to warm-up for the time trial in Pau (stage 13). And you know what? In both time trials they succeeded in setting the fastest time! The yellow NEO 2 Smart might have given them just that something extra.
Because the indoor season is on its way, we want to give you some extra motivation to start indoor training again. That’s why we’ve decided that you can WIN the yellow NEO 2 Smart! Exactly the one that was used in this year’s Tour de France. How cool is that?!
HOW CAN I WIN IT?
Simple: just finish the Yellow Jersey challenge! We’ve selected the finest climbs in our software the pros had to conquer as well in this year’s edition of the Tour de France. Brace yourself because just like Le Grand Boucle it won’t be easy! You’ll challenge a total distance of 261,5 km and climb over 166 kilometres, with an average incline of 2% and a max. slope of 20,5%. Yes, indoors…ouch, that will hurt!
If you ride all films (9 in total) within 5 consecutive days, you’ll be rewarded with a unique challenge item and listed as a Tacx Yellow Jersey challenge hero. When you complete this challenge before November 1st 2019, you’ll also automatically join the raffle for this very, very awesome version of this iconic trainer! Allez! Allez!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Equal to the first stage of the 2019 edition of the Tour de France, we start this Challenge with a real ‘Spring Classics’ ride in Belgium where you have to conquer the iconic Muur van Geraardsbergen. Thereafter we’re heading to stage 6 towards the most well-known and feared climbs of the Voges: la Plance des Belles Filles. A steep climb of 7 kilometres with a maximum slope of 20,5%. In the second week of Le Tour the pros were fighting for the yellow jersey in the Pyrenees. Here they had to climb among others the Col de Peyresourde and the legendary Col du Tourmalet, and so do you of course. Hardly recovered from this effort, we move over to the final week of this Grand Tour: the Alpes. Just like the pro riders in stage 18, you are treated with some impressive climbs like the heavy Col d’Izoard and the Col du Galibier.
And if this wasn’t enough, we then go up to the stunning climb of Col de I’Iseran on the edge of the luxury ski resort of Val- d’Isere. The final spectacular mountain stage of this year’s Tour de France had two steep and long climbs in it and guess what? We’ve got them as well for you! Unfortunately for you we’re not going to shorten these stages because of the heavy rainfall 😉. So prepare yourself for the Cormet the Roseland and the very long climb to Val Thorens. Bon voyage!
WHAT DO I NEED?
To join the Yellow Jersey challenge and thus to have a chance to win the unique yellow NEO 2 Smart, you’ll need the following:
CHECK! NOW WHAT?
If you have the above three ingredients, you can enter the challenge. Whoop whoop! On the Yellow Jersey challenge website (click on the button below) you’ll find the 9 films you have to ride within 5 consecutive days. When you’ve completed this challenge, you’ll fill in the form on the website we’ve just mentioned and you’re done. If the jury has approved your entry, we’ll send over the unique challenge collector’s item and you’ll automatically join the raffle* for the yellow NEO 2 Smart! Go go gooooo!!!
* only if you join the Yellow Jersey challenge before November 1st 2019