One unknown (ex-)pro rider. One bike. One time. That is The Styxx..
From Saturday 26 March to the World Cycling Championships on Sunday 25 September, we challenge you to break The Styxx's time and unmask him. On a course of 75km The Styxx will set a target time. Can you do better? Or do you just want to measure yourself against a (former) pro? Or do you have an all-seeing eye and can you find out who The Styxx is? Take part and win great prizes.
Measure yourself with The Styxx
Step 1: Download the Strava app and create an account. (Skip this step if you already have one).
Step 2: Create a Styxx account below.
Step 3: Download The route.
Step 4: Sign up at the Ronde van Vlaanderen Centre and receive a segment sticker to attach to your frame so that you can keep a good overview and a unique back number (not compulsory).
Step 5: Click into your pedals and start your ride.
Step 6: Enjoy a refreshing shower at the Centre Tour of Flanders (2 euros) and refuel at the Peloton Café ;-)
Step 7: Go to the arrival attraction and generate your personal souvenir.
Step 8: Go home with a richly filled goodie bag from our partner Cycling Vlaanderen
Uncover The Styxx
Step 1: Keep an eye on our social media and this page for tips.
Step 2: Do you have any idea who The Styxx is? Let us know on this form. Please note that you can only place one bet. So it's up to you to decide when you are confident enough to make a bet. But don't wait too long, there are plenty of bidders out there.
Safety comes first. To ensure that everything runs as safely as possible, we have taken the following measures:
1. When drawing the course, low-traffic lanes were taken into account as much as possible, but there is no such thing as a traffic-free lane.
2. To avoid unnecessary risks, the time is not determined by the difference between start and finish times, but the times of 16 Strava segments on the course are added up. This way, there is no pressure when crossing streets, a closed railway crossing or a red light. The maximum time difference between the movement time and elapsed time is limited to 20 minutes. This gives enough margin to drive safely, but still no longer breaks can be taken and a fair competition is guaranteed.
3. We are counting on your common sense. Do not take risks, you will not gain anything from the measures taken.
Thanks to the support of our partners, we have been able to put together a valuable prize pool of more than €3,000. The exact prizes will soon be available here. The first prize, a cycling holiday to the TUI Cycling Center in Mojacar, will be divided among all participants. The first three of each ranking will go home with a valuable prize. The other prizes will be raffled off among all participants. So even the less sportive ones have a chance to win a nice prize.