The Tour of Sufferlandria: 9 Days of Suffering

Tos Low ResolutionThey say that the Tour of Qatar isn’t hard enough. There are murmurs that the Tour Down Under, even though harder than before, still isn’t terribly difficult. Rumor has it that the Tour de San Luis in Argentina is little more than a tourist trip and even Europe’s early season races have become simple warm-ups for the rest of the season.

That’s all changing thanks to a new race sponsored by the Sufferlandrian Tourist Bureau. Slotting in nicely to the UCI calender of early season races, the Tour of Sufferlandria was created to bring back the drama, agony and misery that the early season peloton deserves. Starting on January 26th, the 9 day event promises to turn even the softest rider into a true Sufferlandrian by the end, on Feb 3rd.

Full Schedule:

  • Saturday, Jan 26th: Hell Hath No Fury
  • Sunday, Jan 27th: The Hunted
  • Monday, Jan 28th: Extra Shot + Fight Club
  • Tuesday, Jan 29th: A Very Dark Place
  • Wednesday, Jan 30th: Angels
  • Thursday, Jan 31st: The Wretched + The Long Scream
  • Friday, Feb 1st: The Downward Spiral
  • Saturday, Feb 2nd: There is No Try + Revolver
  • Sunday, Feb 3rd: Local Hero

According to Grunter von Agony, race director, “The course is carefully balanced between agony, misery and despair. So, yes, the Tour of Sufferlandria is a worthwhile target for anybody looking for an early season goal. You really ought to have some solid training behind you before you start it, and you’ll surely go through a roasting in hell during the race. When you come out the other side? With a solid 9 days of effort behind you, you will be able to take an ox, tie him to your bike, drag him up and over Mt. Sufferlandria while he tries to run the other way, and drink a flagon of ale made from the bikes of all those you crushed on your way to a glorious victory. Or the Minions will eat you for lunch. But, whatever.”

To Participate:

To join the ToS, you must simply commit to following the schedule above and ride yourself into the ground each day. Join the community on our Facebook page for inspiration in those dark moments between stages to hear stories of HONOR GLORY AND VICTORY. Those who complete and register their 9 days with our partner, TrainerRoad.com, will be be eligible for daily prizes and thrown into a pool of prizes from the ‘fest, TrainerRoad and others at the end of the event.

Daily updates will be provided on Facebook at facebook.com/thesufferfest and on Twitter #TourofSufferlandria

Prizes!

If you’re doing the event on TrainerRoad.com, you’ll be eligible for a bunch of prizes. You have to do the stages on the days specified and do them in the order indicated. Days that have two videos have to be done back to back (not one in the morning, one in the evening. You don’t climb off and take a break in the middle of a Tour de France stage, do you? Neither do you in the Tour of Sufferlandria.)

For those who finish each day: we have three sets of Sufferfest decals to give away every every day, as well as a free month of TrainerRoad.

For those who finish the entire Tour on TrainerRoad.com: we will put you into a pool and draw names to win the following prizes…

 

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  • Gene Green

    yes

  • kms

    I want to get my husband the poster for completing this, but can’t find it…are they still around?

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  • Fiera

    I did for the first time the Hunted couple days a go and loved this videos. I just purchased the Local Hero. Heading to the trainer now ;-)

  • scott

    which fight club do I need for stage 3 for trainer road?

  • http://twitter.com/_jonathanmeyer Jonathan Meyer

    It does

  • guy

    start tomorrow greetings from Belgium

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  • JoelL

    Wish you guys could integrate to Computrainer to match grades…

  • Stevieg

    I agree. Was thinking the same thing. This would be really helpful (painful) in July in oz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.arrigoni Tyler Arrigoni

    I’m doing this! I’m going to figure something out with my travel schedule…somehow.

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  • Aidan

    Super. Have 1 vid so time to start downloading!!! :D Have the trainer road so this is going to be “Fun” :D

  • http://twitter.com/ronniemckenna Ronnie McKenna

    For those looking for discounts, do you not realise that the the only thaing that doesnt suffer with The ‘Fest is your wallet?

  • http://twitter.com/ronniemckenna Ronnie McKenna

    Thats The Wretched being downloaded, got the set now. TOS all good to go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.moselle Ken Moselle

    Ha ha, didn’t get the joke at first. Sorry if I’m a little slow on the uptake. This is supposed to be hard?? For a SUFFERLANDRIAN cyclist?? This is a recovery/taper week, presumably in prep for the real event, which involves……???

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlie.banks.3382 Charlie Banks

    Ok, we have changed our 2013 racing schedule ;-) to join in the fun. SUFFER-ON!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.berry.35912672 John Berry

    Ok I’m in…..Using TrainerRoad of course!

  • http://twitter.com/OCBCTeamBoss OCBC Team Hubbard

    We’re in for this Mr. Sufferfest! Visa applications, airport transfers all sorted? We’ll send our strongest squad…

  • http://www.facebook.com/norman.dunbar Norman Dunbar

    Only have three of them so would be interested if there’s any deals on the remaining videos

  • Cycling Addict

    I own the original set of Sufferfests…only need the two new ones…where’s the discount for those of us who are already dedicated Sufferlandrians?

  • bvduck

    Guys: Use the code THETOUR and get 10% off our 12 pack. If you have a video or two already, that should help offset the cost and mean you’re still saving some money. – David McQ.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.parkin3 John Parkin

    I’ve got 5 videos and a voucher for one more. Angels, AVDP, The Wretched, Downward Spiral and Fight Club. I will get There Is No Try and substitute and double up as required – my Tour will be HARDER THAN YOURS…

  • http://www.facebook.com/glen.gosse Glen Gosse

    Buy the videos and compete misery loves company and you know that you will be better for it. Or don’t and get crushed by the same minion as last year

  • Quint

    I’m in. Can I hire a stick wielding Minion to keep me focused ?

  • Philip

    It’s the middle of Summer here in the land up over. You need to be doing this again in 6 months time for the other half of the world. There really is life south of the Equator :-)) Think I’ll be looking at doing this with my windtraining group when we get indoors after April. Awesome work people.

  • Davey

    Yeah we’ll need a deal on the vids, I only own a couple of them…

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.jones.7549185 James Jones

    I’ll sign-in. Most of these things begin with a prologue but WTF

  • DMcQ

    Hey Sara, for the true Tour of Sufferlandria experience, you should do the schedule as prescribed. But if you want to substitute, and you’re still suffering, then that’s ok with us!

  • http://twitter.com/Sar_Wah Sara P

    Looks awesome. Only problem is that I don’t have all the videos. Will it be ok to substitute?