GFNY Argentina opens spring racing this Sunday in South America

October 27, 2016

Athletes from across the globe to race the 125km course in San Luis

NEW YORK CITY, October 27, 2016 – The global cycling marathon series GFNY opens the racing season in South America with its second annual GFNY Argentina on October 30, 2016. Riders compete on an undulating 140km course with a mountain top finish on the legendary Mirador del Potrero. It’s where Giro champion Nairo Quintana and brother Dayer dominated the pro peloton at the Tour de San Luis earlier this year.

GFNY’s Latin America races include Mexico City, Cozumel, Argentina, Brasil, Colombia and Uruguay. Two additional events are planned for 2017.

“I love our Latin American races because of people’s passion for life in general and now cycling in particular,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “Europe is no doubt the heart of road cycling but I’m going out on a limb to say that Latin America has become its soul. Anyone who races for example GFNY Mexico City or GFNY Colombia will understand.”

While only few riders are in the hunt for the overall win, there will be many aiming to finish among the top 10% of finishers in their category to qualify for a racer corral spot at the GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 21, 2017.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon series with events held in NYC, Brasil, Italy, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Germany and France.

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 Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% (20% at regional championships) of their age group.

The official GFNY website is:

About Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC

The 7th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 21, 2017. 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:

GFNY World calendar

October 30, 2016 – GFNY Argentina –
November 13, 2016 – GFNY Cozumel-Mexico –
February 26, 2017 – GFNY Colombia –
March 17-19, 2017 – GFNY Italia –
March 19, 2017 – GFNY Uruguay –
March 26, 2017 – GFNY LatAm Championship Mexico City –
May 21, 2017 – Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC –
June 25, 2017 – GFNY Europe Championship Mont Ventoux –
August 6, 2017 – GFNY Brasil –
September 3, 2017 – GFNY Deutschland –
September 3, 2017 – GFNY Asia Championship Indonesia –
September 29 – October 1, 2017 – TBA
December 3, 2017 – TBA

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Argentina 2015 video: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme
Phone: +1.212.933.4033
Email address: