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GFNY Philippines to host Asian Championship

September 18, 2019

The second edition of GFNY Philippines is set to be a hotly contested race among Asia’s elite and international riders to see who will be crowned GFNY Asian Champion

NEW YORK CITY, September 18, 2019 – GFNY Philippines Asian Championship promises a spectacular Asian Championship to experience this Sunday.

GFNY, the largest Cycling Marathon Brand, features a total of 18 GFNY World races in the 2019-2020 calendar season. They include the GFNY World Championship in NYC and five regional championships in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East – Africa.

GFNY Philippines will for the first time, host the Asian Championship on the paradise island of Panay and a brand-new venue in Iloilo. With support of Megaworld, Opus Land Inc, LA Course Velo and others, the event offers a competitive long-distance course of 133km and 650metres of climbing. There is also a non-competitive middle-distance course covering 63km and 200 meters of climbing.

At GFNY Philippines, riders can expect:

  • Closed roads or police moderated traffic with right of way at all intersections
  • The chance to do their best on a challenging course without having to worry about anything but riding
  • Chip timing, results and rankings based on the full start-to-finish course
  • The chance to qualify for the elite starting corral at all GFNY World races
  • Competition prizes across all age groups for podium winners
  • Uniform set of rules
  • Great participant and family experience
  • An event organized by fellow cyclists with a passion for cycling and GFNY

The overall male and female winners in the competitive distance will be awarded flight, hotel and entry in the racers corral to the GFNY NYC World Championship next May 17, 2020.

The top 20% of finishers in each age group in the long route qualify for the Racer Corral at all GFNYs of the following 380 days.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, 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.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 17, 2020. 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

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
8 March 2020 GFNY MONTERREY
15 March 2020 GFNY SOUTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP URUGUAY
22 March 2020 GFNY COLOMBIA
22 March 2020 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 April 2020 GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
5 April 2020 GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP ITALIA
17 May 2020 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
7 June 2020 GFNY SANTA FE
5 July 2020 GFNY COSTA RICA
15 September 2020 GFNY PORTUGAL

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY World calendar graphic: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Emma Bishop, emma@gfny.com
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com