Concept2 Sponsors Virtual Tour De SkiErg Challenge

FasterSkierFebruary 1, 2011

Month-Long Indoor Ski Challenge mimics European Nordic Ski Tour Race

Concept2, manufacturer of the SkiErg, is hosting a virtual “Tour de SkiErg” that challenges Nordic skiers to complete different distances each week of February in the spirit of the classic European tour-style race.

The SkiErg is a Nordic ski ergometer that measures skiers’ outputs through an on-board computer called a Performance Monitor.  The Performance Monitor gives skiers accurate, comparable feedback, allowing them to compare scores with others.

Anyone with access to a SkiErg can participate in the month long challenge that runs from February 1–28 and features four different workouts of varying distances each week. Participants must complete each event and log them in Concept2’s online logbook.

Here are the details:

  • Week 1, Feb. 1–7:  Ski 5000 meters
  • Week 2, Feb. 8–14: Ski 500 meters
  • Week 3, Feb. 15–21: Ski 2000 meters
  • Week 4, Feb. 22–28: Ski 10,000 meters

Participants who meet the challenge will enjoy inclusion on the Challenge Honor Board, a certificate of completion and various prizes (for purchase through our third-party vendor) .

Concept2 was founded by Dick and Peter Dreissigacker in 1976. Fresh from Olympic training, the two brothers designed and manufactured carbon fiber racing oars, then went on to create the world’s first air-resistance indoor rower. The SkiErg, launched in 2009, builds upon Concept2’s years of experience in designing and manufacturing high-performance training equipment. For more information about Concept2, visit


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