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1500 riders from 23 countries head to Mexico for GFNY Monterrey

March 5, 2020

GFNY Monterrey kicks of a month of South American March Madness with riders from 23 countries ready to take on the iconic Monterey course

NEW YORK CITY, March 5, 2020 – 1500 riders from 23 countries will take on GFNY Monterrey this Sunday March 8th as part of the 2020 Global Cycling Marathon Series.

This weekend, all eyes will be on brothers, Miguel and Fernando Arroyo and cousins, Luis Lemus and Flavio de Luna. Out of a strong field, it is these four names that stand out and are predicted to contest for the crown. It is all a question of who attacks first and who will ride the best strategy on race day.

Miguel Arroyo will be looking to reclaim the title he won in 2018, Luis Lemus will be looking to better his fourth placing in 2019.

GFNY Monterrey offers two route options. The competitive long course of 160km with 1711 meters of climbing. The non-competitive medium route covers 100km and 708 meters of climbing.

Both routes start at the famous Parque Fundidora where a lively Mexican ceremony will officially start the race. Riders will race through downtown Monterrey before splitting and the competitive course heads north towards Chipinque park where the start of a 7km King of the Mountain climb begins. At the top, riders are rewarded with spectacular views of Monterrey city skyline.

“March is a busy month for GFNY racing in South America and we are excited to start this month of March madness here in Monterrey.” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “GFNY Monterrey offers riders a fantastic race experience of fully closed to police moderated roads throughout the entire course. At the end, a celebration finish line party in true Mexican style will conclude a great experience for everyone who takes part this Sunday.”

The top 10% of finishers on the competitive route will qualify for the racer corral at the 2020 GFNY World Championship NYC.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Florida-USA, Italy, Jamaica, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Portugal, República Dominicana, Santa Fe-USA 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.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 17, 2020. 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 2020 calendar

8 March 2020 GFNY MONTERREY
15 March 2020 GFNY PUNTA DEL ESTE – SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
22 March 2020 GFNY COLOMBIA
22 March 2020 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 April 2020 GFNY JERUSALEM – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
5 April 2020 GFNY ITALIA – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
9 May 2020 GFNY CHILE
17 May 2020 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
7 June 2020 GFNY SANTA FE
5 July 2020 GFNY COSTA RICA
30 August 2020 GFNY ALPES VAUJANY – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
30 August 2020 GFNY ARGENTINA
20 September 2020 GFNY PHILIPPINES
4 October 2020 GFNY PORTUGAL
10 October 2020 GFNY ECUADOR
11 October 2020 GFNY URUGUAY COLONIA
25 October 2020 GFNY PANAMA
25 October 2020 GFNY FLORIDA
8 November 2020 GFNY COZUMEL
22 November 2020 GFNY BUENOS AIRES
29 November 2020 GFNY QUITO
6 December 2020 GFNY JAMAICA

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Monterrey 2019 race video: here
GFNY Monterrey 2019 photos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme
Phone: +1.212.933.4033
Email address: [email protected]