GFNY announces second race in Malaysia

July 11, 2023

GFNY Kota Kinabalu is GFNY´s 6th race in Asia in 2023

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series adds GFNY Kota Kinabalu, scheduled for December 10, 2023. It’s one of now six GFNY races in Asia aside from the Indonesian races in Bali and Mandalika, Krabi and Khao Yai in Thailand, and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

The competitive long distance is 135.3km with 1397m of climbing with start and finish at Sabah State Administrative Centre (PPNS), Borneo´s second tallest building. The course will take riders along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, a coastal road that skirts the Likas Bay into the city of Kota Kinabalu and up short but serious climbs of Jalan Kolam Minintod. Riders will get a glimpse of the infamous Mount Kinabalu while enjoying a very challenging climb.

Offering GFNY riders in Asia more local race opportunities has been one of our major goals,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “Our teams in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia make dreams come true for road cyclists. GFNY Kota Kinabalu on Borneo is widening the net of GFNYs in South East Asia and brings a race closer to many riders.”

When we started GFNY World in 2014 with the first races outside NYC, we made it our goal to bring a GFNY near any rider in the world. While we have come a long way and GFNY is now the world’s largest mass participation cycling series, we keep working relentlessly to come closer and closer to our goal.”

Kota Kinabalu is a coastal city surrounded by rainforest, capital of Sabah in the northern part of the island of Borneo. It is known for its bustling markets, modern boardwalk, beaches and waterfront city mosque. It is also a gateway to UNESCO World Heritage Kinabalu National Park, the home of 4,095m high Mount Kinabalu which is the highest mountain in Borneo and Malaysia.

Website: kotakinabalu.gfny.com

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Official GFNY Kota Kinabalu video: here

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Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com