GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet this Sunday

June 20, 2024

Riders get to race the iconic Col du Tourmalet

New York City, June 20, 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This Sunday, the famous pilgrimage town of Lourdes, located in the Southwest of France at the the base of the Pyrenees mountains, will host the third edition of GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet. The challenging race course is 157 km long with an elevation gain of 4064m.

“Just four short years ago, GFNY France was one single race with barely 200 riders due to being the first race in France altogether allowed to be held in the pandemic,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme.

“Today, GFNY France consists of seven races and is France’s largest ‘cyclosportives’ series. That’s the result of the hard work and insurmountable passion of Cedric Haas and his team for GFNY. Combine this with the generous hospitality of our host towns such as Lourdes this weekend, and riders are guaranteed to have a great time.”

Race week activities take place once again at Palais des Congres. It includes the fun GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet group ride on Friday and Saturday where GFNY riders, GFNY Club members and VIP ticket holders get to do a relaxed ride together with friends and competitors. On Sunday riders will tackle iconic climb Col du Tourmalet (2115m) – the most used by the Tour de France since 1910.

Website: lourdes.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.

The official GFNY website is: gfny.com.

Cycling – Mass Participation

Dozens of races are 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.

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

Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC

The 13th annual Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 18, 2025. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. It is so international that 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 Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC website is NYC.GFNY.COM.

Cycling – Pro Racing

Gran Premio New York City was the inaugural UCI 1.2 pro race on May 19, 2024. Professional teams raced the same course as riders at the Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC – but with a 10-minute head start. The second edition will be held on May 18, 2025 and aims to be at 1.1 level to be able to have World Tour teams racing.

The official Gran Premio New York City website is GP.GFNY.COM.

Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet 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