This year marks the 105th edition of the iconic Tour de France, which will see more than 170 of the world’s best riders spar for victory across 21 grueling stages. And to make things just a bit more exciting, Helix will test your cycling knowledge with 21 days of trivia where we’ll be giving away amazing DNA kits, gear, and a Grand Prize Package valued at $11,000. So get your mind (and your bike) in gear—it’s time to get started with the 2018 Le Tour Pop Quiz Challenge!
What prizes can you win?
We don’t just take DNA seriously—we take winning seriously, too! We’ve partnered with Specialized and Garmin for some incredible prizes during this year’s Tour, a Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 road bike valued at $10,000, the critically acclaimed Garmin Edge 520 bike computer, and so much more. You’ll also have the chance to win some great DNA-powered products from the Helix Store!
Grand Prize Package
Specialized Pro Tour Experience
This prize package might not make you as fast as a pro, but you’ll certainly feel like one! Specialized has you covered from head to toe with this Pro Tour experience that includes the new S-Works Tarmac SL6—a machine that breaks all the traditions of design to create the fastest race bike for all conditions. And to ensure the winner has just the right setup, they’ll receive a custom Retul Bike Fit, just like the pros get before the start of their racing season. Rounding out the package, the winner will receive Specialized’s top-of-the-line shoes (S-Works 7) and helmet (S-Works Evade). After that, the pedaling is up to you.
21 Daily Prizes*
Specialized S-Works Evade
From our friends at Specialized:
Helmets have long been plagued by an unspoken rule: Lightweight, ventilation, aerodynamics—pick two, there’s your helmet. As you can tell by now, though, we don’t play by these rules—or really any for that matter. We’d rather turn standards on their head and create products that nobody ever dreamed of. And you needn’t look any further than the new S-Works Evade helmet for proof of this. Straight up, it’s the fastest road helmet out there.
Garmin Edge® 520
From our friends at Garmin:
Here’s Your Competitive Edge
We started with the aerodynamic form factor of the popular Edge 500, added in-ride challenges on Strava live segments, color display, connected capabilities and advanced analysis features. The result — Edge 520, the GPS bike computer that’s right-sized for competitive cyclists and packed with the features you crave.
Garmin Forerunner® 935
From our friends at Garmin:
Fits Your Wrist and Your Fashion Sense
The Forerunner 935 gives you rich data like running dynamics, wrist-based heart rate, training status, FTP and VO2 max. This premium GPS running/triathlon watch helps you fine-tune your training and recovery to be a better athlete.
embodyDNA by Lose It!
Combines your daily habits with genetic insights for actionable weight loss recommendations.
Beat Your Genes: Nutrition and Diet Coaching by Arivale
Work with a Registered Dietitian on weight loss strategies personalized to you.
Regional Ancestry by Insitome
Discover your ancestral origins—from Europe, to Asia, to Africa, and beyond.
Daily Pop Quiz Winners
In what year did the Tour de France reduce the number of riders per team from 10 to 9?
|1987||Brant Kotch from Houston|
The shortest road stage of this year’s race is how long?
|65km||Patrick Terrell from Arlington, VA|
Whose initials can be found on the bottom of the yellow race leader’s jersey?
|Henri Desgrange||Elizabeth Miller from Knoxville, Tennessee|
Who holds the record for most Tour stage wins, at 34?
|Eddy Merckx||Paul Hansmann from Chubbuck|
What is the only other country visited during this year’s Tour?
|Spain||Louis Mazza from Washington|
Who is the only overall winner of the Tour to win a finish atop the Mûr de Bretagne?
|Cadel Evans||Mark Martinet from Duarte|
During the first Tour in 1903, what was worn to signify a cyclist as race leader?
|Green Armband||Lindsey Boyd from Ft Lauderdale|
What is the length of the longest cobble section of tomorrow’s stage to Roubaix?
|2,700m||Guy Smith from Rainier|
NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN
Open to anyone 18 years of age or older as of July 7th, 2018. Void where prohibited. Challenge ends 07/29/18. For complete details see OFFICIAL RULES