500 Riders Ready for GFNY Philippines Season Opener
January 24, 2019
GFNY global cycling marathon series heads to the Philippines for an inaugural season opener in idyllic Bohol this Sunday, January 27
(NEW YORK CITY, January 24, 2019) – GFNY heads to Southeast Asia for its inaugural event in the Philippines. The event takes place in Bohol, hosted on the tropical island of Panglao this Sunday, January 27.
The competitive long route encompasses 148km with 1611m of climbing. In tropical, humid conditions, this season opener will challenge riders with two more challenging climbs but otherwise a fairly flat and fast course. Riders can expect locals coming to the roads to cheer on the cyclists during the first cycling marathon ever held in the Philippines.
The long route will take riders past Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills and Bilar Man-Made Forest before returning to the Panglao’s stunning Bellevue Resort for a spectacular and a festive finish line celebration with music, the Tarsier Monkey mascot, the Fiesta Queen and traditional dancing. The 66km non-competitive route has 554m of climbing and one challenging climb.
The top 10% of finishers on the competitive route will qualify for the racer corral at the 2019 GFNY World Championship NYC.
“We are very excited to start GFNY 2019 in the Philippines,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “Riders local and international are in for a cultural treat and will receive a warm Filipino welcome from local villages along the route.”
Post-race there is plenty of options, from enjoying beautiful beaches, relaxing at the many resorts on Panglao, savoring great food, and going on excursions to enjoy the many tourist attractions, like Chocolate Hills tour or Island Hopping tour.
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica Ecuador, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, 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 calendar
27 January GFNY PHILIPPINES
25 February GFNY BALI
17 March GFNY MONTERREY
17 March GFNY URUGUAY
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
4 August GFNY BRASIL
25 August GFNY INDONESIA
8 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP PORTUGAL
20 October GFNY PANAMA
20 October GFNY ARGENTINA
2 November GFNY ECUADOR
10 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO
24 November GFNY CHILE
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