A challenge for true cycling enthusiasts: ride through France with Stage of the Day


This summer we’re determined to break the rules with a challenge for you!

Imagine a Tuesday afternoon in July, four o’clock in the afternoon, with a gentle breeze coming through the window, you in your armchair watching a major international cycling event on television. It sounds like the perfect plan for after lunch in the middle of summer, but evenings can be even more exciting if you know how to make the most of them.

Now imagine that a few hours later, at eight o’clock, you’re the one conquering one of cycling’s most famous mountain passes, competing with your friends on the same stage where the pros were giving their best. The perspective changes, doesn’t it?

Watching cycling from the armchair is fine, but true lovers of two wheels know that to enjoy this sport you have to live it from the inside, suffering and sweating.

This challenge is only for true cycling enthusiasts – are you one of them, it’s time to prove it!

Ride through France with Stage of the Day

I’m sure that more than once you’ve wondered how hard it must be to complete a grand ride. Those never-ending stages, the mountain passes with those wall-like climbs and those explosive sprint finishes with a hundred and fifty kilometres to go?

To race a grand ride requires a level of preparation and training only within the reach of professional teams. But thanks to BKOOL, you too can complete your own grand proof, following the international peloton on routes that run through the same areas as its stages.

If it’s your turn today to climb the Col de la Couillole, you’ll also have to face its slopes. If the peloton moves to the Pyrenees, you will also do so during these days by climbing the mountain passes on video that will transport you there. If the finish line is in Dijon, then you will travel to this beautiful town on a route through the surrounding area. The aim is to always be in the same area as the peloton, riding in the same places as the best cyclists in the world, gritting our teeth as we climb the same mountain passes or simply enjoying a pleasant ride in the sunshine in Monaco with your group and your group mates.

The Challenge

Each day, Stage of the Day will take you to a different location, with a special route to ride in the same areas as the world’s best cyclists.

The challenge is simple: complete the Stage of the Day BETWEEN 29 June and 21 July. A total of 21 stages in 23 days.

Yes, as you can see, you will also be able to enjoy rest days, specifically on the 8th and 15th of July.

You have the whole day to do each of the routes, which will always appear in the PROMO section of the simulator. Every morning (European time) we will change the Stage of the Day to continue with our particular pursuit of the international peloton.

The Prizes

If you have managed to complete all the stages in the proposed days, send an email to socialmedia@bkool.com using your BKOOL user email address. Once we check that you have completed the Challenge, we will add 20,000 Bkoins to your account so that you can buy the virtual bikes and the new jerseys available in our simulator.

The stages

Here are all the stages that are part of this challenge. You can organise yourself to complete

Stage 1: Forli

Stage 2: Bologne

Stage 3: Plaisance – Turín

Stage 4: Col de Montgenevre

Stage 5: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Stage 6: Dijon

Stage 7: Nuits-Saint-Georges > Gevrey-Chambertin

Stage 8: Lamargelle

Stage 9: Troyes

Stage 10: Orléans > Saint-Amand-Montrond

Satge 11: Pas de Peyrol

Stage 12: Aurillac > Villeneuve-Sur-Lot

Stage 13: Riscle-Madiran

Stage 14: Barages to Tourmalet

Stage 15: Mauléon-Barousse

Stage 16: Gruissan > Nimes

Stage 17: Trois-Chateaux

Stage 18: Gap > Barcelonnette

Stage 19: Col de la Bonette

Stage 20: Col de la Couillole

Stage 21: Monaco – Nice

And best of all, you can complete the challenge for FREE thanks to the 30-day free trial available on bkool.com.

Just remember that this is a challenge for true cycling enthusiasts only. Are you sure you are?


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