GFNY Uruguay – Punta del Este 5th edition this Sunday

March 9, 2023

Riders will tackle an updated race course

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This Sunday, GFNY Punta del Este offers riders a demanding 146 km race course with an elevation gain of 1653 m. Start and finish will be at Parador Pedro Figari beach club in the heart of the swanky Punta del Este, one of Latin Americans most famous beach towns.

“This race is one of the GFNY classics by now with a slightly updated course for 2023,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “For many riders in southern South America, it’s their peak goal with fitness gained during the summer put to use.”

But it’s also a great opportunity for anyone living in North America to open up their season in a destination that’s just an overnight flight away – and no jet lag to worry about. The vibe in Punta del Este is unique and will appeal to families as well as single travelers alike. It’s a destination that should be on anyone’s must-have-been list.”

The race starts in the heart of Playa Mansa, leaving town along wild beaches, pine forests, luxury homes and natural lakes up to the first important climb: the iconic Punta Ballena.

Race week activities will take place at Espacio Gorlero and to complete the incredible GFNY Punta del Este experience, there will be a post race meal celebration and awards ceremony.

Website: puntadeleste.gfny.com

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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 11th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 21, 2023. 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

Official GFNY Punta del Este 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