GFNY Super Sunday an ocean apart: Pennsylvania-York and La Vaujany-L’Alpe d’Huez

June 19, 2024

A sprint finish and a climb battle to the line decided the races

New York City, June 19, 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – York hosted the second edition of GFNY Pennsylvania this past Sunday. The undulating race course was just 67.8 miles yet boasting an elevation gain of no less than 6053 feet.

Under perfect weather conditions, the race started off with a strong group of riders. It was at mile 8 when Flavio de Luna (Team GFNY) and defending GFNY York champion Ben Gorodetsky (NYC, USA) successfully got away. The chase group including GFNY Florida Sebring champ León Santamaría (Colombia) managed to close the gap by mile 50. With only 15 miles to go, Santamaría, De Luna and Gorodetsky attacked. In the three man sprint to the line, Gorodetsky took the win in 3:03:53 ahead of Santamaría (Colombia) and De Luna (Team GFNY).

In the female race, Erin Collins (USA) took the win in 03:30:00 ahead of Susan Haid and Aleksandra Maz.

Meanwhile in France, the climbers had a feast at the fourth GFNY La Vaujany – L’Alpe d’Huez: 151km with 3,914m of climbing, including the famous switchbacks of L’Alpe d’Huez. And it was yet again four time GFNY champ Tim Alleman from Belgium who put his stamp on the race. After winning the race last year, he attacked the final climb back up to Vaujany together with French Loïc Ruffeaut and compatriot Stefan Van Aelst. At the finish, he took the win in 4:43:04, thirty seconds ahead of Ruffeaut. The Frenchman improved from his fourth place last year but had to accept being the runner-up for the fourth time at a GFNY.

After a third place at GFNY Villard-de-Lans 2023, Laurence Reviglio (France) took the win in Vaujany in a time of 6:05:21 ahead of compatriots Gladys Piticco and Sylvie Riedle.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the third edition of GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet which will take place this Sunday, June 23, 2024.

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Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts its athletes first.

The official GFNY website is: gfny.com.

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The top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Elite Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.

Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC

The 13th annual Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 18, 2025. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. It is so international that it’s often described as the United Nations of cycling. Athletes take on a challenging route to compete against each other, the clock, and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC website is NYC.GFNY.COM.

Cycling – Pro Racing

Gran Premio New York City was the inaugural UCI 1.2 pro race on May 19, 2024. Professional teams raced the same course as riders at the Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC – but with a 10-minute head start. The second edition will be held on May 18, 2025 and aims to be at 1.1 level to be able to have World Tour teams racing.

The official Gran Premio New York City website is GP.GFNY.COM.

Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Pennsylvania York video: here

Official GFNY La Vaujany video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com