GFNY Italia this weekend: most competitive GFNY

September 14, 2016

Athletes set to race on authentic Italian 125k course

NEW YORK CITY, September 14, 2016 – The third annual GFNY Italia is again set up to be the most competitive of all GFNYs in the circuit. Terracina in the Lazio province is the host town of this authentic Italian granfondo with the spectacular sea-hills-sea course.

“GFNY Italia was our first race outside NYC,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “I have raced granfondos all over Italy since the mid-90s and always enjoyed the extreme competitiveness paired with top level skills of the Italian granfondisti. Racing in Italy is something every bike racer should experience at least once in their lives. There’s nothing quite like it.”

GFNY Italia is held on a 125km / 78mi course with 1,738m / 5,702ft of climbing. It’s the only bike race that includes the spectacular Sperlonga climb, a curvy road that hugs the edge of several hills inching its way to the top. The road offers broad views of the Mediterranean Sea and phenomenal sights of the historic town of Sperlonga.

While only few riders are in the hunt for the overall win, there will be many aiming to finish among the top 10% of finishers in their category to qualify for a racer corral spot at the GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 21, 2017.

About GFNY

GFNY, the global cycling marathon series, holds events in NYC, Italy, Mexico City, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and at Mont Ventoux-France.

The 7th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 21, 2017. 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.

At all GFNY events, riders have the chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% (20% at regional championships) of their age group.

The official GFNY website is:

GFNY World calendar

September 18, 2016 – GFNY Italia –
October 2, 2016 – GFNY Indonesia –
October 30, 2016 – GFNY Argentina –
November 13, 2016 – GFNY Cozumel-Mexico –
February 26, 2017 – CRM GFNY Colombia –
March 19, 2017 – GFNY Uruguay –
March 26, 2017 – GFNY LatAm Championship Mexico City –
May 21, 2017 – Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC –
June 25, 2017 – GFNY Europe Championship Mont Ventoux –

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Italia 2016 race video: here
GFNY Italia course video: here
GFNY Italia pictures: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme
Phone: +1.212.933.4033
Email address: