It’s the Giro and time for some Italian style challenges. With the race hotting up, we’ve now decided to bring you not one, but TWO May challenges. The rules are simple – you can join one challenge or you can join them both – it’s up to you. Here’s a link to the separate Maglia Azzurra Challenge.
This year the Giro D’Italia is 3,403 km (2,115 miles) in length with 21 stages. The longest stage is 244 km (151 miles), the average 162 km (101 miles). The total amount of categorized climbing is 43,551 metres including the iconic 2,645 metre climb of the Galibier.
All riders who log more than 21 rides in May will be entered into the main prize draw to win a box full of cycling goodies including an exclusive Maglia Rosa BikeRadar Challenge t-shirt.
Everyone who either logs more than 211 miles - a 10th of the Giro distance – or records an individual ride longer than 101 miles (162 km) – the average stage length in this year's Giro - will also be entered into a draw to win exclusive Maglia Rosa BikeRadar Challenge t-shirts.
The three individual rides that are longer than 151 miles (244 km) - the longest stage length in this year's Giro also win a Maglia Rosa BikeRadar Challenge t-shirt.
1. Join this challenge group by clicking the “join” link above (you’ll need to be a registered member – click here to sign up if you’re not already a member)
2. Upload your activities and training sessions by Midnight GMT 31 May 2013.
3. Keep checking back to this page to see how you’re progressing on the challenge leaderboard
5. That's all there is to it; keep checking the group for leaderboard updates and to find out which members have won a BikeRadar Training prize.
Users are required to have a unique username (display name) in order to be entered into the Challenges - anyone with the default 'Your Name Here' username will not be entered into the prize draw. Set yours now under the 'Settings' tab.
By joining this challenge, you acknowledge and accept that it will entail physically challenging activities and some of the techniques featured in the challenge may be suitable for advanced cyclists only. Individuals participating in the challenge do so at their own risk and anyone under the age of 18 should be supervised by a responsible adult. Participants must seek medical advice if they have any injuries or medical conditions. Protective clothing and helmet should be worn at all times. Participants must obey all traffic controls and signage whilst undertaking the challenge and are solely responsible for ensuring that they comply with all applicable traffic laws. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Future Publishing Limited and Training Diaries exclude any and all liability to participants or any third parties arising out of or in connection with an individual’s participation in this challenge.
BikeRadar reserves the right to query or ignore any entries that it believes contain falsified data. All activities must be logged by midnight GMT 31 May 2013. For all other standard terms and conditions, click here.