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Tacx Indoor Challenge 2016

The first edition of L’Etape du Tour Indoor Challenge continues with Tacx!

Kinomap has made the first edition of L’Etape du Tour Indoor Challenge. A world-premiere based on the actual race and its over 15,000 participants last summer in the French Alps.


L’Etape du Tour is probably the most unique cyclo-sportive in the world. Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) is used to pick up one stage from the Tour de France and open it to amateurs. This year, it was the stage from Megève to Morzine and over 15,000 riders came in on July 10th to feel the Tour de France experience. Kinomap was there too, using its motion video technology to capture the event.

In a close relationship with A.S.O., Kinomap launches the first indoor challenge related to L’Etape du Tour. The value of the Kinomap Trainer App, being used for that challenge, is to make it even more realistic: an indoor challenge based on real life videos, to feel the ups and downs as being on the road!

How does the Tacx challenge work ?

Tacx equipment

For the ones having a smart trainer from Tacx, the registration to the challenge is free. You just have to send your contact detail by mail at to get back an activation to the App Kinomap Trainer, available on

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Such App brings a new interactive and immersive dimension to the indoor training, giving access to thousands motion videos being shared on Kinomap including the ones from L’Etape du Tour, split in 3 parts :

  • Col des Aravis 6,7km long with a 7% incline up to an altitude of 1487 m
  • Col de la Colombière along 11,7 km and its 5,8% incline, up to 1618 m high
  • Col de Joux Plane lat one but still 11,6km long and 8,5% average incline to jump over at an altitude of 1691 m

Each participant has to follow or exceed the video at his own pace, trying to follow the rhythm of the original video like if being a ghost.

During their activity, participants get their instant power being produced (in Watts) and the accumulated effort (measured in Kinos, a virtual unit corresponding to kilojoules).

At the end of the workout, all efforts are securely stored on the Kinomap platform, keeping a track record of what has been done.

The challenge is available till end of Dec 2016.

How the ranking is made?

The online ranking is set for the smart trainers based on the best and cumulative time performance The best performer will get a free registration to the real Etape du Tour 2017!

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