This Sunday March 17, GFNY World heads to Punta del Este and Monterrey for a Super Sunday double header
NEW YORK CITY, March 13, 2019 – Two races on the same day in two countries with a huge passion for cycling make for an exciting weekend on the GFNY World circuit this Sunday 17 March.
The second edition of GFNY Monterrey will host 1300 riders from 20 nations. Mexico’s cycling elite and enthusiasts from around the world will line up for a grand festival start in the center of downtown Monterrey at Parque Fundidora.
The long competitive distance will challenge riders over 149km and 1711m of climbing. The route travels on an undulating route before finishing on top of legendary Chipinque Mountain after 7km of climbing. The exciting route combines European style switchbacks with spectacular views of the Monterrey skyline.
The 105km/708m medium non-competitive route starts with the long distance before splitting at the start of Chipinque climb.
At both GFNY Uruguay and GFNY Monterrey, 10% of finishers in each age group in the long route will qualify for the Racer Corral at the 2019 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 19.
Punta del Este, the San Tropez of South America hosts GFNY Uruguay. 500 riders from 23 nations will start out from Punta Del Este, through the heart of the town and along the beautiful coastal road before heading inland. Away from coastal roads riders will pass scenic ranches and colorful villages before returning to the finish line at Punta Del Este’s premier hotel, Enjoy! Punta del Este.
The long competitive distance of 171km has 1789m of climbing and nine rolling climbs in total on a maximum gradient of 12%. El Chorro is the first climb early in the race at km 21. At km 72, Zanja del Tigra is a 3.5k climb and the highest peak, indicating the halfway point, before a rolling descent back into Punta del Este.
The non-competitive medium route of 84km/681m is a shortened version of the long distance taking on 2 of the 7 climbs from the long distance.
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Lake Toba – Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, 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.
Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC
The 9th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2019. 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 2019/20 calendar
17 March GFNY MONTERREY
17 March GFNY URUGUAY
24 March GFNY LATIN AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP COLOMBIA
31 March GFNY ITALIA MONTEPULCIANO
7 April GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 May GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
19 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
23 June GFNY SANTA FE
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA
4 August GFNY BRASIL
8 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP PORTUGAL
1 September GFNY INDONESIA
22 September GFNY PHILIPPINES
12 October GFNY ECUADOR
20 October GFNY PANAMA
3 November GFNY ARGENTINA
10 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO
24 November GFNY CHILE
23 February 2020 GFNY BALI
Further Material for Media Use
GFNY Monterrey video: here
GFNY Monterrey photos: here
GFNY Uruguay video: here
GFNY Uruguay photos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here
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