Argentinean teamwork tops the podium at GFNY Argentina San Juan
November 7, 2019
The return of GFNY to Argentina saw Municipalidad de Godoy Cruz teammates dominate the podium for a clean sweep
NEW YORK CITY, Nov 7, 2019 – The return of GFNY to Argentina last Sunday November 3rd saw a fast-paced race and heavy Argentinean dominance across both the overall men’s and women’s podiums.
A controlled start for 5km through the streets of San Juan created an electric atmosphere at GFNY Argentina. Upon reaching the outer city roads, the race was on with riders setting a fast pace and jostling for position coming from riders throughout the peloton.
10km in two riders from the Mendoza Elite team “Municipalidad de Godoy Cruz” got clear of the pack and led the front of the race while the rest of the team controlled the peloton. Up the first short steep climb, four more riders broke away: three from Municipalidad de Godoy Cruz plus Mexican ex-Pro and GFNY Panama winner Luis Lemus, the only non-Argentinean left in the mix at the head of the field.
At the end of lap one, the leading front duo had a 1-minute advantage over the group of four. The third group of six riders was a further 40 seconds back. With 20km to go, the four chasers caught back up to the lead duo.
With 15km Ivan Eduardo Escudero (Municipalidad de Godoy Cruz) took a stab at an attack and make a break. Shortly after, Jose David Talavera and Mauricio Paez, teammates of Escudero, used a rise in the road to an advantage for the duo to later bridge the gap to the leader. Lemus was left to work solo and finish fourth. Escudero snatched the win in 3:32:29, Talavera took second in 3:32:29 and Paez completed the sweep in 3:32:31.
In the women’s race, it was a similar show of teamwork and dominance by Argentina. Maribel Aguirre, took the title in 3:42:16, followed closely by Mariela Delgado in 3:42:17. Michaela Barroso rounded out the podium in 3:48:33.
10% of finishers in each age group in the long route will qualify for the Racer Corral at the 2020 GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 17th.
Next up is this week’s sixth annual GFNY Cozumel where 3000 riders are testing their mettle on the flat and windy course in paradise, GFNY’s unofficial End of the Year Party.
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, 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.
GFNY World Championship NYC
The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 17, 2020. 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.
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GFNY World 2019/20 calendar
10 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO
24 November GFNY CHILE
1 December GFNY ECUADOR
23 February 2020 GFNY BALI
8 March 2020 GFNY MONTERREY
15 March 2020 GFNY SOUTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP URUGUAY
22 March 2020 GFNY COLOMBIA
22 March 2020 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 April 2020 GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
5 April 2020 GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP ITALIA
17 May 2020 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
7 June 2020 GFNY SANTA FE
5 July 2020 GFNY COSTA RICA
30 August 2020 GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP ALPES VAUJANY
21 September 2020 GFNY PHILIPPINES
4 October 2020 GFNY PORTUGAL
25 October 2020 GFNY PANAMA
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