Ford GFNY Zapopan- Guadalajara: Rios and Muñiz win

October 5, 2022

1500 riders compete in inaugural edition

New York City, October 5, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Zapopan-Guadalajara hosted the first edition of Ford GFNY Zapopan 2022 this past Sunday. The racecourse was 129.3km with an elevation gain of only 875m making it the fastest GFNY ever held in Mexico.

Under overcast skies and in perfect temperatures, the race started off fast and right from the beginning two riders of Team Petrolike took the lead: Jose Ramon Muñiz Vazquez (Mexico) and former Giro d’Italia stage winner Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Colombia). The chase group included Mexican elite rider Miguel Arroyo and former Israel Cycling Academy pro Luis Lemus, fighting tooth and nail to close the gap to the leaders.

At the end it was Muñiz who took the win in a tight sprint finish in 2:45:18 against Rubiano. Arroyo rounded out the podium 17 seconds behind the leaders.

In the female race, GFNY Bogota champion Ana Rios (Colombia) took her second GFNY win in 03:00:38. Karen Villamizar (Colombia) and GFNY Monterrey champion Marcela Prieto (Mexico) rounded out the podium.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the inaugural GFNY Marathon Quito this Sunday, October 9, 2022. Thousands of runners will hit the streets of Ecuador’s capital for its first city marathon.

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