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GFNY Alpes Vaujany marks comeback for GFNY Organization

August 27, 2020

GFNY Alpes Vaujany, European Championship on August 30 will be the first GFNY to take place since the Covid-19 outbreak in March

NEW YORK CITY, August 27, 2020 – At a time when 99% of events around the world are getting canceled or postponed, GFNY is demonstrating as an organization that they are able to hold a safe event during the pandemic.

GFNY Alpes Vaujany, European Championship will be the first GFNY to take place since the pandemic turned the world of mass participation events upside down back in March. And what a race it will be: the relatively short 119km course packs no less than 3,970m of climbing, including the legendary cols de la Croix de Fer and du Glandon.

With detailed COVID-19 measures in place, GFNY Alpes Vaujany will go ahead this Sunday August 30. Travel bans have drastically affected the number of participants. By early March, already riders from over 30 countries were registered for the race. Today, only riders from a handful of countries are able to join the race because most either aren’t allowed to enter France or face lengthy quarantines on their return home. Nonetheless, the race will proceed and be an example of how races can safely continue during a pandemic.

“We have been in Vaujany for the past two weeks, riding the course and making sure all COVID measures are in place for a true GFNY experience,” said Lidia Fluhme, GFNY’s co-founder. “After almost six months with no races, we are excited to welcome riders and have a great day of GFNY racing!”

The top 20% of riders over all age groups in the long course qualify for a front corral start at any GFNY for the following 380 days.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon 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.

At all GFNY events, riders have the chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY World Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% (20% at regional championships) of their age group.

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

30 August 2020 GFNY ALPES VAUJANY – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
25 October 2020 GFNY FLORIDA
8 November 2020 GFNY COZUMEL
15 November 2020 GFNY CHILE
6 December 2020 GFNY URUGUAY COLONIA
6 December 2020 GFNY ECUADOR
TBD GFNY ARGENTINA
TBD GFNY PORTUGAL
7 March 2021 GFNY BALI
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
16 May 2021 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
4 July 2021 GFNY COSTA RICA
19 September 2021 GFNY SANTA FE

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY World calendar graphic: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here
GFNY Vaujany video: here
GFNY Vaujany vlog: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Emma Bishop, [email protected]
Uli Fluhme, [email protected]