This Sunday, March 24, a sold out field of 2200 riders competes the fifth edition of GFNY Colombia
NEW YORK CITY, March 21, 2019 – GFNY Colombia is set to showcase some of the best Latin American riders as they take on a route that has become iconic with its mountain top finish at La Cuchilla. And for the first time, the race will also host the GFNY Latin America Championship.
The 138km course with 2439 meters of climbing starts in Guatavita just outside of the capital Bogota. It includes the 3365m-high La Cuchilla, a challenge not for the faint hearted and is where climbers are separated from the rest of the pack as riders chase for the celebrated finish. The 98km non-competitive middle-distance route follows the same course with the exception of La Cuchilla.
“It has been very exciting to see the growth of GFNY in Colombia,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “When we started this race five years ago, we saw the incredible passion Colombians have for cycling. Now that Colombians conquer the pro peloton, more and more foreigners want to experience what cycling is like where these elite racers come from. There is no better way to find out than participating at GFNY Colombia in the midst of locals.”
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, 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.
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 2019/20 calendar
- 24 March GFNY LATIN AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP COLOMBIA
- 31 March GFNY ITALIA MONTEPULCIANO
- 7 April GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
- 3 May GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
- 19 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
- 23 June GFNY SANTA FE
- 7 July GFNY COSTA RICA
- 4 August GFNY BRASIL
- 8 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP PORTUGAL
- 1 September GFNY INDONESIA
- 22 September GFNY PHILIPPINES
- 12 October GFNY ECUADOR
- 20 October GFNY PANAMA
- 3 November GFNY ARGENTINA
- 10 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO
- 24 November GFNY CHILE
- 23 February 2020 GFNY BALI
- 8 March 2020 GFNY MONTERREY
- 15 March 2020 GFNY SOUTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP URUGUAY
Further Material for Media Use
- GFNY Colombia video: here
- GFNY Colombia photos: here
- GFNY World calendar graphic: here
- Previous GFNY press releases: here
- GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here
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