The Sufferfest has unveiled the route of the 2018 Tour of Sufferlandria, the company’s annual fundraiser to benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation and its programs to help those with Parkinson’s Disease. Billed as ‘The Greatest Grand Tour of a Mythical Country in the World’, the Tour of Sufferlandria will take place on 3-11 February 2018.
It challenges riders to complete nine straight days of ‘stages’ comprised of videos from The Sufferfest catalogue of structured, high-intensity workouts.
This is the sixth edition of the Tour of Sufferlandria, which attracts thousands of riders from around the world who take on the personal challenge at home or at one of more than 160 Sufferlandrian Embassies (training centres) worldwide. Over the past three years the Tour has raised over US$350,000 for the Davis Phinney Foundation.
To participate in the Tour, riders register and donate at least US$10 to the Davis Phinney Foundation. For every US$10 a rider donates or raises through their individual fundraising page, they earn one chance at the prize pool.
This year, The Sufferfest has partnered with Tour sponsors Bianchi Bicycles, Col Collective Cycling Tours, Wahoo Fitness and Wattbike to provide four main prizes: a Bianchi Bicycles full-carbon Aria Ultegra aero road bike, a Col Collective Cycling Tours week-long Tour de France Cycling Holiday, a Wahoo Fitness Ultimate Wahooligan Bundle, and a Wattbike Atom indoor smart trainer. Other prizes include two Quarq DZero power meters, original artwork from professional cyclist Taylor Phinney, and signed jerseys from UCI World Champions Peter Sagan and Tom Dumoulin.
“We’re amazed at the way the Tour of Sufferlandria brings the community together,” said American Cycling Legend and Davis Phinney Foundation founder Davis Phinney. “We have a saying that every victory counts. Completing the Tour isn’t just an accomplishment in itself, but one that helps those living with Parkinson’s achieve their own victories.”