1300 racers at Inaugural GFNY Oaxaca

August 17, 2022

Arroyo and Mata take the win

New York City, August 17, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – A head to head sprint decided the male race at the Inaugural Ford GFNY Oaxaca after 116.5km with an elevation gain of 1850m. 1300 riders from more than 25 countries tackled the race that included iconic Ixtepeji which reaches an altitude of 2590m.

The race started off fast under overcast skies with cool temperatures.  At km 3, Mario Zamora put in the first attack followed by GFNY Monterrey 2022 champion Miguel Arroyo (both Mexico). By km 10, eleven racers formed the lead group.

During the 15km ascent to Ixtepeji,  a group of four riders successfully got away, including  Arroyo and GFNY regular Flavio de Luna (Mexico).  With only 1km to go, Arroyo put in the decisive attack and took the win in 2:51:20, followed by de Luna (2:51:33) and Colombian Jonathan Jimenez (2:51:57) who rounded out the podium.

In the female race, local Paola Mata took the win in 03:21:58. Claudia García and Patricia Beltran rounded out the all Mexican podium.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is GFNY Alpes Vaujany on Sunday, August 28, 2022.

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