2022’s best GFNY course this Sunday

May 25, 2023

GFNY Villard de Lans in the French Vercors National Park was voted best GFNY course by the riders

New York City, May 25, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This Sunday, GFNY Villard de Lans offers riders a challenging 163,4 km race course with an elevation gain of 3973m. Athletes will tackle a spectacular route in the mountainous Vercors region with the base at an altitude of 1050m.

The roads of Vercors National Park were created specifically with tourism in mind back in the late 19th century,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “Small, curvy roads hug mountain sides and cliffs with spectacular views. What was meant for early cars back then, is ideal for bike racers today. Once you’ve seen it, you’re not surprised this course was voted GFNY’s best in 2022 against 30 other beauties such as Bali, Cozumel or L’Alpe d’Huez.”

Race week activities take place once again at Le Balcon de Villards, just above Villards de Lans. The town is a sports events expert having hosted two of the three largest sports events in the world, the Olympics and the Tour de France. The course is tough and tackles major climbs, including Col de la Croix Perrin. The final climb to Villard de Lans has been featured several times at the Tour de France.

Website: villarddelans.gfny.com

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Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Villard de Lans video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com