GFNY Alpes Vaujany: 4000+ meters of climbing on legendary French cols

August 24, 2022

At the 3rd annual GFNY Alpes Vaujany riders will tackle Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Glandon and Vaujany

New York City, August 24, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This Sunday, GFNY Alpes Vaujany offers racers a 119.6 km long course with 4023m of climbing across two major mountain passes and a mountain finish in Vaujany.

Host town Vaujany is a charming mountain village in the French Alps surrounded by many well-known climbs. It is the perfect host village with amazing facilities and incredibly beautiful surroundings.

The long course includes the demanding 25 km climb up Col de la Croix de Fer, which stands at an altitude of 2,067 meters. After the descent down into the Maurienne valley, the second giant awaits, Col du Glandon (1,924 meters). After descending from there, the race finishes back where it started with the steep 5 km climb to Vaujany.

This week’s GFNY Alpes Vaujany Camp has already commenced with an international group of riders from Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, France, the UK, Germany, Belgium and the United States. On the menu are all the famous cols of the area such as L’Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier or Col du Sabot, getting riders prepared for the race on Sunday.

“Racing the legendary cols of France is one of those once-in-a-lifetime-must-do experiences,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “During the camp yesterday I saw Colombian riders with tears in their eyes from happiness.”

“But Sunday, it will be tears of pain because this course is tough, very, very tough. It’s arguably GFNY’s hardest race course. Winning and finishing will taste just that much sweeter.”

The top 10% finishers in each age group of the competitive long course will earn a spot in the Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event for the following year.

The 44.6km medium course of GFNY Alpes Vaujany will take non competitive riders up two thirds Col de la Croix de Fer at Lac de Grand’Maison. It’s ideal for riders who want to get a taste of the race.

Website: vaujany.gfny.com

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

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Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Alpes Vaujany Race Video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com