1800 racers at inaugural GFNY Mazatlán

May 5, 2021

GFNY at the “Pearl of the Pacific” biggest new race ever in Mexico

NEW YORK CITY, May 6, 2021 – A gentle rolling course along the pacific shores of Sinaloa in Mazatlán provided a perfect season opener for the 1800 riders at Sunday’s inaugural GFNY Mazatlán.

Race day started early at 6am against a backdrop of clear blue skies. Following a tried and tested Covid safe race plan, the new normal for 2021, family and friends were able to gather to cheer the riders on their way.

Starting on the main oceanfront of Malecon Avenue, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, over 18 countries were represented making the race a truly international affair. On crossing the finish line, festivities continued with live music, post-race pasta, podium ceremony against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

“We couldn’t be happier to see a successful safe roll out of GFNY Mazatlán,” says Lidia Fluhme, GFNY’s co-founder.” Mexico has embraced the new normal with successful Covid safe event planning and this was highlighted with 1800 riders this past weekend. It’s the second Mexican race of this size during Covid after GFNY Cozumel in November 2020. We have now successfully held five races during the pandemic and have shown on three continents how it’s done.”

Both men’s and women’s races were a fast and tightly fought battle amongst the top represented Mexican riders. 3-time Mexican champion Luis Lemus took the title in 3:10:02 while Antonieta Gaxiola showed similar grit in the women’s race, edging out compatriots by a whisker in 3:13:22.

Next up is GFNY La Vaujany on June 20

About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sport event company with three decades of experience in racing, planning and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts their athletes first.


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

Top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 15, 2022. 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.

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Mazatlan video: here
GFNY Mazatlan photos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Emma Bishop, emma@gfny.com
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com