GFNY opens 2023 with the North American Championship in Puerto Rico
February 2, 2023
Puerto Rico’s return to the GFNY calendar will be this Sunday February 5
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – GFNY Puerto Rico offers riders a race course of 133.1 km with 1550m of climbing. Start and finish will be in the capital of San Juan. The racecourse begins flat through Carolina but quickly turns inland on undulating roads including four distinctive climbs before heading back through Carolina to the finish in San Juan.
“It’s great to be back with a GFNY in Puerto Rico after our first race here in 2015,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “Back then it was only GFNY’s third race outside NYC, after Italy and Cozumel. Today, we’re looking at 35 races this year alone and the whole race series has had well over 100 races.”
“Our championship races not only crown the regional champions who receive a fully paid trip to the World Championship in NYC. They’re also appreciated by the age groupers because not only the top 10% but the top 20% of each age group qualify for the Racer Corral for the following 380 days.”
Race week activities will take place at the Mall of San Juan. It includes the traditional group ride on Saturday where cyclists get to enjoy a casual ride together.
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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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 11th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 21, 2023. 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.
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Further Material for Media Use
GFNY Puerto Rico official video: here
GFNY Press Images: here
GFNY Results: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
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