GFNY Peru: high altitude racing on Incan grounds

July 8, 2021

Riders will experience a majestic and extremely fun course in the Peruvian Andes, on July 11, 2020

NEW YORK CITY, Jul 08, 2021– As race season commences, GFNY Endurance Sports Series continues with the inaugural GFNY Peru where two amazing routes will challenge riders in different ways this weekend, Sunday, July 11.

GFNY Peru presents two distance options: a long route of  135km long and a (non-competitive) medium route of 70km long. Both include a tough climb, a long descent and flat sections, all with the added challenge of high altitude racing above 3000m.

The host village of Cusco is an old Incan city located in the Peruvian Andes. Both routes cross various archaeological Incan ruins and landscapes, such as The Sacred Valley and Puka Pukara.

“We’re excited to add yet another race in the Andes, this time GFNY’s first in Peru. And what a location it is,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme.”

Website: peru.gfny.com

GFNY will be back again at the end of August for the second annual GFNY Alpes Vaujany: same start/finish as GFNY La Vaujany but a completely different course with the two giants of Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon. The week leading up to the race, the GFNY Camp offers relaxed riding up all the famous cols.

Website: vaujany.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 their athletes first.


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

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 15, 2022. 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 Peru video: here
GFNY Press Images: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Jenna van der Heide, jenna@gfny.com
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com