Aros and Otero win GFNY Puerto Rico

February 8, 2023

GFNY received a warm welcome at the Caribbean island

New York City, February 8, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – San Juan, Puerto Rico hosted the second edition of GFNY Puerto Rico this past Sunday over 133.1 km with 1550m of climbing.

Under clear skies with perfect temperatures, Team 305ycle (Miami) were the first to make a move with two of their riders: three time GFNY Florida Champion Leon Santamaria (Colombia) and Felipe Aros (Chile) made the break from the peloton, generating a big gap.

The chase group included former Israel Cycling Academy pro Luis Lemus, Flavio de Luna (Mexico) and Camilo Vidal (Chile), fighting tooth and nail to close the gap to the leaders.

During the last climb of the day, Lemus suffered a puncture. De Luna and Vidal passed Santamaria but they were not able to catch up to Aros who took the solo win in 3:43:09. De Luna and Vidal rounded out the podium.

In the female race, local Erialis Otero took the solo win in 04:30:17, thirty two minutes ahead of Fabiola Acaron and Cassandra Sutillo who rounded out the all Puerto Rico podium.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is GFNY Kuala Lumpur this Sunday February 12, 2023.

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