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Ecuadorian Professional Byron Guama takes GFNY Ecuador title for 2nd year running

December 15, 2020

Due to travel and quarantine restrictions, the peloton was predominately Ecuadorian

NEW YORK CITY, December 15, 2020 – GFNY Ecuador closed out the 2020 GFNY Calendar with a successful COVID-Safe race on Sunday December 6.

The COVID-Safe route was touted as a tougher challenge – and it did not disappoint. As race day dawned, the weather was hotter than expected, resulting in a combination of searing heat and demanding hills that quickly turned the race into a survival of the strongest. The new start in Montecristi meant a brutal final climb to the finish line after 174km in the saddle.

Martin Lopez missed out on taking the title from defending Champion and seasoned professional rider Byron Guama in an exciting finish on the final climb back up to Montecristi. Guama edged out Lopez in a time of 4:39:16 by 24 seconds. Jorge Montenegro rounded up the men’s overall podium in 4:41:09

In the women’s race, last year’s runner up Daniela Andrade, blew apart the women’s field crossing the finish in 5:35:21. Gabriela Delgado was ten minutes back in 5:45:55 and Cecilia Vallejo third in 5:46:54.

Within three days, over 300 riders already registered for the third edition on August 22, 2020. With that, organizers expect a field of 2000 competitors.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global endurance sports brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Florida-USA, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Peru, 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.

Top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 16, 2021. 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 calendar

7 March 2021 GFNY MONTERREY
14 March 2021 GFNY PUNTA DEL ESTE – SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
21 March 2021 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
28 March 2021 GFNY ITALIA – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
9 April 2021 GFNY JERUSALEM – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
18 April 2021 GFNY PERU
2 May 2021 GFNY PANAMA
2 May 2021 GFNY MAZATLAN
16 May 2021 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
4 July 2021 GFNY COSTA RICA
22 August 2021 GFNY ECUADOR
29 August 2021 GFNY ALPES VAUJANY
19 September 2021 GFNY SANTA FE
3 October 2021 GFNY BALI – ASIA CHAMPIONSHP
31 October 2021 GFNY FLORIDA
7 November 2021 GFNY COZUMEL
14 November 2021 GFNY CHILE
5 December 2021 GFNY URUGUAY COLONIA
TBD GFNY ARGENTINA
TBD GFNY PORTUGAL
TBD GFNY COLOMBIA
TBD GFNY QUITO

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Ecuador photos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

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