GFNY Super Sunday at the beaches

March 22, 2022

GFNY Punta del Este and GFNY Punta Cana opened the 2022 GFNY season this past weekend


GFNY Punta del Este

At the GFNY South American Championship Punta del Este in Uruguay, the 172km race with 1700m of climbing came down to sprint finishes both in the women’s and men’s race.

Brazilian National TT Champion Tamire Radatz edged out US elite racer Jill Patterson to take the win in 5:09:34. Argentina´s Cecilia Caillabet rounded out the podium.

Omar Azzem, an ex-pro from Argentina, outsprinted Brazilians André Gohr and Diones Chinelatto, clocking in at 4:47:25 which shows the championship worthiness of the GFNY Punta del Este course.

As GFNY South American champions, Radatz and Azzem receive a paid trip to the GFNY World Championship NYC on May 15, 2022 where they will be strong contenders for the world title on a similar course.

GFNY República Dominicana

The second edition of GFNY República Dominicana near the white sand beaches of Punta Cana had athletes from over 20 countries participating. The most challenging section of the 149.7 km racecourse with 962 m of climbing is the finish stretch from Macao to BlueMall Punta Cana due to its stiff headwind from the sea.

In the women’s race, it was a Dominican sweep with Marlies Mejia who took first place with 3:36:56, followed by Juana Fernandez and Flor Espiritusanto.

Elvys Reyes from Puerto Rico won the men’s race in 3:32:52, followed by Leonardo Mazara and Joel García.

Next up, the inaugural GFNY Cannes opens the GFNY season in Europe this Sunday. Start and finish are held in one of the world’s most famous and glitzy seaside resorts. Riders get to tackle a spectacular course on curvy and hilly hinterland roads that seem made for bike racing.

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 organising 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.


30 plus events around the world. View the 2022 calendar here

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 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.

The official GFNY website is: www.gfny.com.

Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Punta del Este video: here
Official GFNY República Dominicana video: here
GFNY Press Images GFNY Punta del Este: here
GFNY Press Images GFNY Republica Dominicana: 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