GFNY Alpes Vaujany: Schuller and Alleman take the win after 4000+ meters of climbing
August 30, 2022
Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Glandon and Vaujany were the three major obstacles
New York City, August 30, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The third annual GFNY Alpes Vaujany in the French Alps had a 119.6 km long course with 4023m of climbing including the legendary Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon on the menu.
GFNY Alpes Vaujany started from the bottom of Croix de Fer: 15 riders formed an early lead group including GFNY NYC runner-up Mattia Gaffuri (Italy) and Frederic Glorieux (Belgium), third at GFNY Grand Ballon earlier this year. During the first switchbacks of Col du Glandon, double GFNY Alpe d’Huez champ Tim Alleman (Belgium) and Archie Cross (United Kingdom) put in several attacks and managed to escape from the main group, reaching the summit of Col du Glandon about a minute ahead of Gaffuri, Glorieux and David de Vecchi (France).
After the 25km long descent, Alleman used the final, difficult 5km climb up to Vaujany that he knows so well from winning GFNY L’Alpe d’Huez, to take the lead in his hands. He crossed the finish line with a time of 4:04:17. Cross followed in 04:05:56 and Gaffuri (04:07:42) in third.
In the female race, local Celine Schuller took the win in 5:26:09, 18 minutes ahead of Claire Hoffbeck and Amélie de Vecchi who completed the all french podium in a time of 5:52:50.
Next up is the fourth annual GFNY Manta in Ecuador on September 25.
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