GFNY announces Athletes´Choice Awards 2022

April 4, 2023

Post race surveys key to determine category winners

New York City /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/- GFNY announces the 2022 top 3 best events overall, the best finish village, best pre-race activities, best race destination, best pre race communication, best start area, best aid stations, best course, best course organization and best finish line.

The results are based on post-race surveys that all riders receive. They capture rankings as well as open feedback.

La corsa la fanno i corridori, the racers make the race, is one of our key phrases at GFNY since we started 13 years ago,” says co-founder Lidia Fluhme. “Its original meaning is that riders make a race hard, not the course.”

But to us it also means our races live and breathe because of the riders and how much enjoyment GFNY brings to them. Some of the results were surprising to us which confirms the importance of the survey responses we get. And we know every rider has different preferences so these awards also help other riders which GFNYs to pick out of the 30+ held this year.”

Best Event Overall:

First Place: GFNY Alpes Vaujany (France)

Second Place: GFNY República Dominicana

Third Place: GFNY Cannes (France)

Best Finish Village:

First Place: GFNY Bali

Runner up: GFNY Bento Goncalves (Brazil)

Best Pre Race Activities:

First Place: GFNY New York

Runner up: GFNY Cozumel (Mexico)

Best Race Destination:

First Place: GFNY Bali

Runner up: GFNY Quito (Ecuador)

Best Race Communication:

First Place: GFNY Monterrey (Mexico)

Runner up: GFNY Punta del Este (Uruguay)

Best Start Area:

First Place: GFNY Grand Ballon (France)

Runner up: GFNY Florida Sebring (USA)

Best Aid Stations:

First Place: GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet (France)

Runner up: GFNY Costa Rica

Best Course:

First Place: GFNY Villard de Lans (France)

Runner up: GFNY Peru

Best Course Organization:

First Place: GFNY New York (USA)

Runner up: GFNY Chile

Best Finish Line:

First Place: GFNY New York (USA)

Runner up: GFNY Cozumel (Mexico)

About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports event company with three decades of experience in racing, planning and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts its athletes first.


30-plus events held around the world. View the latest calendar here

Riders get to BE A PRO FOR A DAY ® by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

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

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 11th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 21, 2023. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging route to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official GFNY website is: www.gfny.com.

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Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com