Under new leadership, GFNY Argentina returns in an exciting new location, San Juan
NEW YORK CITY, Feb 8, 2019 – GFNY returns to Argentina, to a new host city, San Juan. San Juan is known by cycling fans around the world as the location of pro race Vuelta a San Juan.
GFNY Argentina – San Juan will take cyclists through the spectacular and diverse lands of the Argentine northwest. Both the long and medium routes start and finish in the San Juan city center. GFNY Argentina riders can expect to race through a region with beautiful scenery at the foot of the Andes Mountains in warm spring temperatures.
The route will have the same police support as Vuelta a San Juan for road closures, providing riders the full ‘Be a Pro For a Day’ experience on a course that is recognized on the professional World Tour.
The long route is 154km / 96 miles with 1300m / 4265ft of climbing. Long course riders will need to complete two laps in the Ullum Valley, up to Punta Negra dam, crossing the spectacular Interlagos route with its commanding views and finishing in the center of San Juan. The medium route is 91km / 57 miles with 670m / 2200ft of climbing and follows the long route for a single lap to the valley of Ullum, Punta Negra dam and Interlagos route.
“GFNY Argentina – San Juan is fully embraced by the local government and sponsors to make a strong return to one of the most in-demand locations of the GFNY World series,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “A breathtaking course, fantastic pre-race expo and festive post-race celebration are awaiting riders in San Juan on November 3rd.”
The long route will serve as a qualifier for the Racer Corral at the 2020 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC. GFNY Argentina also offers one of the last chances of the year to rack up one “GFNY finish” towards earning the coveted 3×2019 medal, for finishing either the long or medium route at three GFNYs in the 2019 calendar year.
Registration for GFNY Argentina is now open at gfnyarg.com
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica Ecuador, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, República Dominicana, Santa Fe-USA and Uruguay.
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 World Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% (20% at regional championships) of their age group.
Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC
The 9th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2019. 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: www.gfny.com.
GFNY World 2019 calendar
27 January GFNY PHILIPPINES
25 February GFNY BALI
17 March GFNY MONTERREY
17 March GFNY URUGUAY
24 March GFNY LATIN AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP COLOMBIA
31 March GFNY ITALIA MONTEPULCIANO
7 April GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 May GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
19 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
23 June GFNY SANTA FE
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA
4 August GFNY BRASIL
1 September GFNY INDONESIA
8 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP PORTUGAL
22 September GFNY PHILIPPINES
20 October GFNY PANAMA
3 November GFNY ARGENTINA
3 November GFNY ECUADOR
10 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO
24 November GFNY CHILE