We’re not stopping! We’re calling on the spirit of the great Spring Classics to keep moving.
The second round of the Orbea Indoor 500 Challenge has come to an end, with plenty of milestones and prizes earned.
With the #Orbea500Challenge, you’ve introduced us to what cycling means to you. You’ve shared the sport with your sons and daughters; you’ve shown us the numbers and stats of your training sessions; and you’ve even invited us to join you for snacks and beers after your rides. We’ve seen cyclists on the roller, dressed up as Superman, clad in racing gear or some even wearing a pot on their head. Seeing is most definitely believing.
We’re now entering the third round of the #Orbea500Challenge: two more weeks of challenges, where indoor training and practice earns you prizes. And we’re doing it in a big way: paying tribute to the Spring Classics, which have been postponed this year.
Put yourself in the clipless shoes of the great Classic athletes and imagine yourself competing in Paris-Roubaix, Arrow-Walloon or Liege-Bastogne-Liege. You have until April 26 to participate.
Here’s to a healthy – and fun – lifestyle!
WINNERS – ROUND TWO
We’ve been on the move for a month. Who’s on the leaderboard? Here are the Strava winners from the second round of challenges:
–Orbea gear: Florent Guerdet and João Nazaré, for completing the Itzulia challenges (Tour of the Basque Country).
–Orbea Factory Team gear: Julen Ibarra, for more than 500 minutes of physical activity.
–Cape Epic gear: David Guyler, for their commitment and consistency.
If you haven’t already, you still have time to join our Orbea club on Strava. Did you know that we have almost 12,000 members?!
We’re also rewarding the most original contributions on our social networks. Instagram and Facebook winners from the second round are:
–Orbea casual apparel: Mathieu Eymard and Juan Ledesma Carbonell, for posting the most original photo and sharing your family activity, respectively.
–Cape Epic casual apparel: Jordi Sala, for sharing the most original video.
Finally, Jorge Arasti and Łukasz Michalskihave achieved “flash” awards in the second round of the Orbea Indoor 500 Challenge: a Wahoo Element Bolt cycle computer and a Muc-Off pressure washer, respectively.
“Sean Hardy // HARDYCC (@hardyccphotos)”
In the prize category, we can also mention the charity auction we set up on eBay to raise funds as part of our support for UNICEF in its Emergency campaign against COVID-19.
Up for auction was one of the bikes specifically designed to be ridden by the Orbea Factory Team as they competed in the Cape Epic.
The Cambodian Chhay Launh placed the winning bid, the full amount of which will be donated to UNICEF.
CLASSIC TIME CHALLENGES
Harness your grit and imagine rolling on the cobblestones in Northern Hell; virtually beat Julian Alaphilippe on the Walloon Arrow; or attack in the final kilometers of Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The third round is full of surprises.
Remember: you have until April 26 to participate in the third round of the Orbea Indoor 500 Challenge.
New Strava challenges and awards:
–Paris-Roubaix. We’ll award an Orbea kit to one person who completes a 50-km activity, equivalent to the length of cobblestone sections of the race.
–Arrow-Walloon. It took Julian Alaphilippe 4:55 to win this race in 2019. We’ll award an Orbea Factory Team kit to one person who completes a minimum of 295 minutes of physical activity from April 14-22.
–Liege-Bastogne-Liege. We’ll award an Orbea kit to one person who completes 256 km on the reel between April 24-26.
-We’ll award an Orbea Grow or MX Kids to the person who uploads a photo doing an activity with their child(ren).
-We’ll award an Orbea casual apparel pack to the person who uploads the most original video.
In all cases, please remember to accompany your post with the #Orbea500Challenge hashtag so we have proof of your submission
Lastly, we’ll continue awarding “flash” prizes to participants who reach specific challenges during their training sessions.
We dare you to participate. We’ll announce the winners from round three on April 28.
THERE IS STILL MORE
In addition to all the activities and challenges, we have a schedule of online events to make your time at home more enjoyable. Follow our live shows on Instagram or enjoy all the videos and documentaries on our YouTube channel.
Will you join the movement?