Correa and Melo win GFNY Bento Gonçalves

October 19, 2022

GFNY received warm welcome at return to Brazil

New York City, October 19, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Bento Gonçalves, located in the heart of Brazil’s Sierra Gaúcha, hosted the first edition of GFNY Bento Gonçalves 2022 this past Sunday. The racecourse was 138.6 km long with 2957m of climbing.

Pro cyclist Alex Melo (Maxel Cycling) took the win in 4:04:49. Cristian Lazzari (Specialized) and Walter Souza (Cumbre Treinamento Total) rounded out the all Brazil podium.

The organization of the race was perfect, impeccable,” said Melo after the race. “I’m happy that Brazilian cycling is getting back to a great moment, because we don’t have so many races of this level in the country. The final mountain range, with a 12km climb, was certainly the most challenging aspect of the route.”

In the female race, local Erika Correa took the win in 04:55:30, nine minutes ahead of Camilla Muller and Tamires Radatz (all Brazil).

I particularly appreciated the feeding on the fly without having to stop – and of course the incredible and super well organized route,” said Correa. “I’ll race the next edition of GFNY Bento Gonçalves, because the city is wonderful and the route is fantastic. I felt like riding in Europe because of the beautiful landscapes and towns.”

Next up on the GFNY calendar is GFNY Marathon Florida Sebring this Saturday October 22 and GFNY Florida Sebring cycling race on Sunday October 23, 2022.

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