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GFNY Florida Sebring breaks records

October 30, 2020

Taking place under a successfully executed Covid-19 safety plan, riders able to travel to Sebring for the inaugural event gave it a big thumbs up

NEW YORK CITY, October 30, 2020 – Sebring, Florida delivered a successful event under the new normal to the delight of the 700 riders who were able to travel in for the inaugural event last Sunday 25th October.

The majority of riders at GFNY Florida Sebring were local to the state due to various travel restrictions and mandatory post-travel quarantine regulations that made travel impossible or too challenging. 125 riders participated from other states and abroad, demonstrating the fierce excitement and commitment of GFNY’s avid cyclists and the strength of the GFNY brand and confidence in the company for holding safe and well-organized events.

19 countries represented the international field with Colombia and the Guatemala taking the overall men’s title and women’s title respectively.

Under ideal Florida conditions, three large pelotons formed from the outset. During the 84 mile competitive long course, three duos attacked and distanced the peloton of up to one minute but yielded no results at the end. With 4miles to the finish, a title deciding attack was made by Colombian Leon Santamaria which was followed by countryman Andres Hernandez Puyo. Santamaria ended up edging out Puyo and with a dominant final sprint in a time of 3:17:46.

The 100-rider strong chase peloton was relegated to sprint for third. US-American Victor Herrera took the honors by several bike length and was left wondering what if.

In the women’s race it was once again a fast and closely fought battle to the finish line. Anahi Amado (GT) took the title in 3:18:29, followed by Gianna Alvino (USA) 3:18:30 and Danielle Rios (USA) 3:20:28.

Following the success of the inaugural event, GFNY Florida Sebring is already in preparations for their second annual edition which will take place on October 31, 2021 with an expected participation of 2000 riders assuming travel restrictions will be a distant memory.

Next up is the GFNY North American Championship at the 7th annual GFNY Cozumel on November 8

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon 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.

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.

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

8 November 2020 GFNY COZUMEL
6 December 2020 GFNY URUGUAY COLONIA
6 December 2020 GFNY ECUADOR
TBD GFNY ARGENTINA
TBD GFNY PORTUGAL
7 March 2021 GFNY BALI – ASIA CHAMPIONSHP
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
31 October 2021 GFNY FLORIDA
14 November 2021 GFNY CHILE

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Florida Sebring video: here
GFNY Florida Sebring photos: here
GFNY Florida Sebring results: 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]