GFNY Alpes Vaujany: Tough Climbs in the French Alps

August 25, 2021

Riders will be tested as they tackle famous giants on August 29, 2021

NEW YORK CITY, August 25, 2021 – GFNY Endurance Sports Series returns to the French Alps for the second time this year with GFNY Alpes Vaujany this Sunday, August 29. The race has a long course of 121 km and a (non-competitive) medium course of 45 km.

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.

The medium course turns around two thirds up 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.

The week long GFNY Camp already commenced with an international set of riders from France, Germany, Colombia and the United States. On the menu are all the famous cols of the area such as L’Alpe d’Huez and Col du Galibier while keeping on sharpening the legs for race day instead of tiring them out.

Race host Vaujany is a charming mountain village in the French Alps, surrounded by many well-known climbs.  “It’s a no-brainer for us to hold even two GFNYs per year in Vaujany with a race in June and in August ,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “It’s just that great of a location. You can draw two entirely different courses with both having legendary climbs, whether it’s L’Alpe d’Huez or Col de la Croix de Fer. And Vaujany is the perfect host village with its amazing facilities and incredibly beautiful surroundings.

Website: vaujany.gfny.com

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GFNY Alpes Vaujany video: here
GFNY Press Images: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Jenna van der Heide, jenna@gfny.com
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com