Ride 1,000km in Campagnolo’s Grande Giro Challenge on Strava

Italian brand is encouraging you to rack up the distance in 30 days. Well, 25 days now

by Mat Brett   August 21, 2014  

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Campagnolo is challenging cyclists to ride 1,000km (621 miles) in 30 days to mark the victories of Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali in the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France respectively. Both riders used Campag components.

The Campagnolo Grande Giro Challenge is running on Strava until 14 September. It actually began on 16 August, last Saturday, so if you start today you have 25 days to cover the distance – an average of 40km (25 miles) per day. This is Campagnolo’s Grand Tour for those of us who aren’t pro riders – a ‘Grande Giro’, in Italian.

Here’s what you need to do if you’d like to take part:

• Create an account if you are not already a Strava user: www.strava.com
• Log in to Strava
• Go to the following page: http://www.strava.com/challenges
• Select “Campagnolo Grande Giro Challenge”

Join the Campagnolo Riders Club via www.strava.com/clubs/campagnoloridersclub and see where you stand against others taking part in the challenge.

Campagnolo are encouraging riders to take photos of their rides and share them via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, using the hashtag #GrandeGiroCampagnolo where relevant.

The Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) starts this Saturday with Movistar’s Nairo Quintana currently favourite to take the win. If he does, that would be a clean sweep for Campag in this year’s Grand Tours.

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Errr so what do we get out of this?

posted by wrevilo [53 posts]
21st August 2014 - 12:59

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wrevilo wrote:
Errr so what do we get out of this?

Sore legs Cool
If you do it properly....

posted by SideBurn [873 posts]
21st August 2014 - 13:04

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1000km in a month shouldn't give you sore legs, it's not particularly brutal.

posted by andyp [1073 posts]
21st August 2014 - 13:09

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andyp wrote:
1000km in a month shouldn't give you sore legs, it's not particularly brutal.

Hence the, "If you do it properly" comment.... meaning, do it in a way that is a challenge to you; try 1000k in one day?

posted by SideBurn [873 posts]
21st August 2014 - 13:36

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if you do any riding 'properly' you shouldn't get sore legs.

posted by andyp [1073 posts]
21st August 2014 - 13:41

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andyp wrote:
if you do any riding 'properly' you shouldn't get sore legs.

How many races have you won?

posted by SideBurn [873 posts]
21st August 2014 - 13:48

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Kind of easy to fit it, 3 x 40k a in the week post work, and a 115k on a weekend.
If only I could manage the 3 in the week at the moment!

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posted by glynr36 [506 posts]
21st August 2014 - 15:27

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Find Strava multi-day distance-based challenges a bit too much hassle myself. On the one hand you want to have decent segment results and power stats on each ride, on the other inevitably a lot of the recorded rides have to be commutes on busy London roads where full-tilt riding is impossible due to traffic levels. And at the end of them I certainly don't really feel like I've ridden a Grand Tour (as the tagline for this Campagnolo challenge goes), unless a Grand Tour produces several weeks of stressful adrenaline from dodging careless drivers. (Maybe in Johnny Hoogerland's world)

posted by rliu [20 posts]
21st August 2014 - 15:59

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A cunning ploy to get you to wear out all those mega expensive Super Record cassette's and 11 speed chains.

And as this is a sports cycling based challenge.....you should really be aiming for sore legs.

.....I haven't won any races, ever, but I keep trying.

All Campag

posted by Flying Scot [676 posts]
21st August 2014 - 16:27

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I do over that every month just commuting to work and back. Doesn't seem too much of a challenge more a hassle with recording it all. Pff

posted by BigAl68 [52 posts]
21st August 2014 - 20:19

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Any of you knockers giving it a go?

posted by daddyELVIS [453 posts]
25th August 2014 - 9:25

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