GFNY heads back to Uruguay

October 26, 2023

Riders will tackle a fast yet windy course in historic Colonia

New York City, October 26, 2023 – This Sunday, the 3rd GFNY Colonia Uruguay offers racers a fast 148.6km road race with 1129m of climbing where the winds of the Uruguayan coastline will be the main challenge.

GFNY was the first to organize a granfondo in Uruguay back in March 2016 at GFNY Punta del Este,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “And riders in the triangle of Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil have been welcoming GFNY Colonia since 2021 as the new opening race of their Southern hemisphere race season. The team around Andres Borras and Nestor Pinon works relentlessly to offer riders a world class experience.”

Race week activities will take place at BIT centre. On Sunday, riders will race a beautiful course surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and cattle country. This natural environment of the Uruguay River´s east bank is home of several iconic landmarks of the historic heritage of European settlers. There will be a pasta party at the finish area and awards ceremony where the race winners will receive an entry to the GFNY World Championship NYC in May 2024.

Website: colonia.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, 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.

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

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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. 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.

Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Colonia 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