GFNY closed 2023 with Kota Kinabalu race in Malaysia

December 13, 2023

Marshall and Dagreat win the inaugural edition

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Sabah’s Youth and Sports Minister YB Datuk Ellron Angin, sent the GFNY riders on their way with 80 police officers, 30 police motos and 20 medical assistance vehicles securing the race for the riders to BE A PRO FOR A DAY.

Under clear skies with perfect temperatures, the race started off fast. It was at km 45 when a group of five riders made the break from the peloton. Steve Marshall (United Kingdom) took the solo win in 03:27:37, ahead of Muhammad Azwar (Brunei) and local Nicklos Minol, who closed the podium in a tight sprint.

The female race was decided in a sprint finish where local rider Izzura Dagreat won in 3:40:55, followed by GFNY Kuala Lumpur 2023 champion Lucy Richardson (United Kingdom) and Anna Fritz (Germany).

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

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The 12th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2024. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. It is so international, it’s often described as the United Nations of cycling. Athletes take on a challenging route to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

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