Cedeño and Otero win GFNY Republica Dominicana

March 13, 2024

The Caribbean island offered ideal racing conditions at the fourth edition

New York City, March 13, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Punta Cana hosted the fourth edition of GFNY Republica Dominicana this past Sunday. The long racecourse was 149.7 km with an elevation gain of 962 m.

Under perfect weather conditions, 600 riders started off fast at BlueMall Punta Cana. Right from the gun, a group of 40 riders formed the lead peloton including defending champion Noel Reyes.

By the end of the hilly section at km 80, the lead group was reduced to only ten riders. And after a string of attacks it was Daniel Cedeño (Republica Dominicana) who got away with ten km to go. He took the solo win in 3:33:45, at the end almost a minute ahead of Johnatan Ospina (Colombia) and Fraylin Bierd (Republica Dominicana) who completed the podium in a tight sprint.

In the female race, 2023 GFNY North America champ Erialis Otero (Puerto Rico) took the win in 3:38:09, a minute ahead of Flor Espiritusanto (Republica Dominicana). Juana Fernandez (Republica Dominicana) rounded out the podium in a tight sprint against Maria Gonzalez (Chile).

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the sixth edition of GFNY Punta del Este which will take place this Sunday, March 17, 2024.

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