1400 riders set to take on sold out GFNY Brasil

August 2nd, 2018

1400 riders set to take on sold out GFNY Brasil

GFNY Global Cycling Marathon Series goes to South America for highly anticipated second edition of GFNY Brasil

(NEW YORK CITY, August 2, 2018) – GFNY heads to South America where the historic town of Conservatoria, in the state of Rio de Janeiro hosts the highly anticipated second edition GFNY Brasil this Sunday, August 5. 

The Colonial charm of host city, Conservatória, known for its stunning nature with rolling green hills, waterfalls and rainforest-covered mountains, is located in a picturesque region two hours north of Rio de Janeiro. A former coffee plantation will host the pre-race expo and post-race festivities. 

The competitive long route is a true test among climbers with 4 main climbs that arguably make GFNY Brasil the toughest on the GFNY World Calendar. 

“It is very exciting to head back to Brasil,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “Brazilian cyclists truly embrace the GFNY spirit around the world but there is nothing quite like riding your ‘home’ race. This weekend will be a great test of some of the best of the best from all over South America.” 

The race starts and finishes from Rua Das Flores, Conservatória. Two distance options will challenge riders, a 160km / 100-mile competitive long course with 2832 meter of climbing and a 88km / 54-mile medium non-competitive route (1613m climbing).

The long course serves as a 2018-2019 qualifying race for the racer corral at the 2019 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, República Dominicana, Samosir-Indonesia, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal and Uruguay.

Riders get to BE A PRO FOR A DAY by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

At all GFNY events, riders have the chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY World Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% (20% at regional championships) of their age group.

Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC

The 9th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2019. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain to Fort Lee to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official GFNY website is: www.gfny.com.

GFNY World 2018 calendar

5 August GFNY BRASIL
2 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP DEUTSCHLAND 
2 September GFNY ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP INDONESIA-SAMOSIR
9 September GFNY PORTUGAL
21 October GFNY PANAMA
11 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO 
25 November GFNY CHILE

GFNY World 2019 calendar

27 January GFNY PHILIPPINES
25 February GFNY BALI
17 March GFNY MONTERREY
17 March GFNY URUGUAY
24 March GFNY LATIN AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP COLOMBIA
7 April GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 May GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
19 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
2 June GFNY POLSKA
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY Brasil video: here
GFNY Brasil photo: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme
Phone: +1.212.933.4033
Email address: uli@gfny.com

Gran Fondo New York

1400 riders set to take on sold out GFNY Brasil

Contact Info

Gran Fondo New York
(212) 933-4033
info@gfny.com
www.gfny.com

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