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GFNY Ecuador already GFNY’s 4th race during pandemic

December 3, 2020

Montecristi is the new start for GFNY Ecuador and has been given COVID-Safe approval

NEW YORK CITY, December 3, 2020 – GFNY Ecuador will already be GFNY’s fourth race held during the pandemic. Moving the start and finish away from Ecuador’s highly populated Manta has allowed GFNY Ecuador to create a more isolated and by that COVID-Safe race this Sunday December 6.

The race is now hosted inland from Manta in the historic city of Montecristi. It starts off with a descent down from Montecristi, traveling through Manta out to the coastline before returning to complete a lollypop loop and a final spectacular short steep climb back up to the finish in Montecristi.

The adjusted 175km competitive long route now presents athletes with a more challenging ride with 2100 meters of climbing. The largest climb of the day will be at El Aromo, a 7.6km climb with an average grade of 5.2% and peaking at 13%.

The medium, non-competitive route is 76km long with 978 meters of climbing.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global endurance sports brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Florida-USA, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Peru, 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.

Top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 16, 2021. 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 calendar

6 December 2020 GFNY ECUADOR
7 March 2021 GFNY MONTERREY
14 March 2021 GFNY PUNTA DEL ESTE – SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
21 March 2021 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
28 March 2021 GFNY ITALIA – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
9 April 2021 GFNY JERUSALEM – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
18 April 2021 GFNY PERU
2 May 2021 GFNY PANAMA
16 May 2021 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
4 July 2021 GFNY COSTA RICA
29 August 2021 GFNY ALPES VAUJANY
19 September 2021 GFNY SANTA FE
3 October 2021 GFNY BALI – ASIA CHAMPIONSHP
31 October 2021 GFNY FLORIDA
7 November 2021 GFNY COZUMEL
14 November 2021 GFNY CHILE
5 December 2021 GFNY URUGUAY COLONIA
TBD GFNY ARGENTINA
TBD GFNY PORTUGAL
TBD GFNY COLOMBIA

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Ecuador video: here
GFNY Ecuador photos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Emma Bishop, [email protected]
Uli Fluhme, [email protected]