GFNY France announces GFNY Orcières

December 4, 2023

GFNY Orcières, host of 5 stages of the Tour de France, is the seventh GFNY race in France

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – GFNY Orcières is the latest addition to the GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series, making it the seventh GFNY cycling race in France. Scheduled for August 25, 2024, riders will get to experience a memorable race.

Host town Orcières Merlette is located in the Champsaur Valley, in the French Hautes-Alpes at an altitude of 1850m and with slopes reaching as high as 2725 m. It has hosted five Tour de France arrivals with the first one being in 1971 and the win of Spanish legend Luis Ocana. The most recent was just back in 2020. The fabulous passes and climbs at the gates of the Ecrins National Park position Orcières as a privileged base camp for setting out to conquer many climbs.

The race offers a long, competitive and a medium, non-competitive course. The long course is 158.2 km with a 4469 meters of elevation featuring “La Petite Reine” with a 7% gradient in 7km.

The GFNY France team around race director Cedric Haas will again provide a memorable experience in one of the most spectacular corners of the French alps,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme.

Through the team’s hard work, in three short years GFNY has become a fixture in France with a large choice of races in diverse regions. French riders appreciate the GFNY quality and foreigners trust GFNY to make their once-in-a-lifetime French cycling experience memorable.”

Website: orcieres.gfny.com

About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports event company with three decades of experience in racing and planning and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts its athletes first.

The official GFNY website is: gfny.com.

Cycling – Mass Participation

30-plus events held around the world. View the latest calendar here

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 Elite Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

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.

The official GFNY World Championship NYC website is: nyc.gfny.com.

Cycling – Pro Racing

Gran Premio New York City is the inaugural UCI 1.2 pro race on May 19, 2024. 25 professional teams will race the same course as riders at the Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC – but with a 15 minute head start.

Running Marathons

GFNY Marathons bring the same concept and quality of the cycling races to running, whether it’s giving each runner a BE A PRO FOR A DAY experience, providing the mandatory-to-wear high-end singlet or the family-friendly destinations and organized races. GFNY Marathons are officially measured half- and full-marathon courses and as such, serve as qualifiers for Boston, NYC and the Abbott World Marathon Majors.

View the latest calendar here

Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Orcières video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com