GFNY Colonia- Uruguay: A hattrick and sprint finish

November 1, 2023

Cecilia Caillabet and Luis Cruz took the win at the 3rd edition

New York City, November 1, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Historic Colonia in Uruguay hosted the third edition of GFNY Colonia this past Sunday. The racecourse was 148.6km long with an elevation gain of 1129m.

The race started fast despite the persistent rain and strong crosswinds, a true spring classic of the southern hemisphere. Right from the start, a group of fifty riders formed the peloton.

During the 3km climb of Cerro San Juan, 14 riders managed to break away, including defending champion Cecilia Caillabet (Argentina), Mario Rubin (Argentina) and Venezuelans Alejandro Ovalles and Luis Cruz.

After a string of attacks and with 30 kms left to the finish line, Cruz and Rubin managed to escape from the lead group. It was Cruz who took the win in a head to head sprint in 4:05:06 against Rubin and Ovalles.

In the female race, Cecilia Caillabet defended her title once again, 20 minutes ahead of Valeria Rossi. Jana Sutton finished in third place, closing the all Argentinian podium.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the 10th edition of GFNY Cozumel which will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2023. Three thousand riders and their friends and families will take over the island and turn it into a road cycling heaven on earth – and arguably the biggest cycling party ever.

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