GFNY Santa Fe: Ferrara still wins post-pandemic

September 23, 2021

Renee Eastman dominates women’s race at the Ski Santa Fe mountain top finish

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/– The second annual GFNY Santa Fe bounced back from the pandemic with a bang. The southern end of the Rocky Mountains made for spectacular racing in a high altitude setting with perfect racing weather. The 75-mile course included 7,150 feet of climbing of which most is attacked at the end of the race with the fierce climb high up to Ski Santa Fe at over ten thousand feet.

Fortunato Ferrara defended his title with another dominating performance.  Ryan Carmer finished 2nd, and Evan Long rounded out the all New Mexico men’s podium. With his impressive repeat win, Ferrara earned his front spot at the GFNY World Championship in New York City on May 15, 2022 where he will have to prove his abilities on a sea level Ardennes style course against a stacked field.

It was Colorado, New Mexico and California on the women’s podium: Renee Eastman of Colorado Springs crushed the long route with local heroine Irene Ossola in second place and Jane Despas of Menlo Park, California in third.

GFNY will trade the American high altitude desert with the Ecuadorian Pacific Coastline with Manta’s GFNY Ecuador just a week later on September 26.

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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.

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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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