4th GFNY Ecuador Manta

September 22, 2022

Manta on the Pacific Coast hosts the latest edition of Ecuador’s first ever granfondo this Sunday September 25

GFNY Manta offers riders a challenging course of 142.2km with 2030m of climbing.  This year’s race will start and finish at Hotel Wyndham Manta located in the lively center of this coastal city with breathtaking Pacific Ocean views.

“Ecuador is living a road cycling boom right now that wasn’t even stoppable by the pandemic,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “GFNY Ecuador Manta was the first ever granfondo in the country in 2019 and has been held every year since. It’s one of the select few endurance races globally that were never cancelled or postponed in the last two years. This speaks volumes for the professional work that the team around Elena Nolasco and Christian Mendez are putting in.”

“With GFNY Marathon Quito on October 9, GFNY Panama City on October 30 and GFNY Cycling Quito on November 13, Elena and Christian have expanded their offerings in Ecuador and even Panama – and there’s more to come!”

Race week activities will take place at the Hotel Wyndham Manta. It includes the 40km fun warm up group ride on Saturday where riders get to do a relaxed ride together with friends and competitors. On Sunday, riders will tackle a spectacular and challenging route which will combine rolling hills along the Pacific coastline and the Pacoche Forest.

Website: manta.gfny.com

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Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Manta 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