GFNY Villard-de-Lans was 2023’s voted best course and happens again this Sunday

May 23, 2024

The race in the spectacular French Vercors National Park was voted 2023 best GFNY course by the riders

New York City, May 23, 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This Sunday, GFNY Villard de Lans offers riders a challenging 163,4 km race course with an elevation gain of 3973m.  Athletes will tackle a spectacular route in the mountainous Vercors region with the base at an altitude of 1050m.

Villard-de-Lans is a small town embedded in French mountain nature with experience in organizing the Olympics and the Tour,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “What better host could our riders ask for a GFNY? Natural beauty and organizational perfection rarely come together in the way they do at Villard-de-Lans.”

Race week activities take place once again at Le Balcon de Villards, just above Villards de Lans. The course is tough and tackles major climbs, including Col de la Croix Perrin. The final climb to Villard de Lans has been featured several times at the Tour de France.

Website: villarddelans.gfny.com

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 organizing 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 its athletes first.

The official GFNY website is: gfny.com.

Cycling – Mass Participation

Dozens of races held around the world. View the latest 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 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, 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 is the inaugural UCI 1.2 pro race on May 18, 2025. Professional teams will race the same course as riders at the Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC – but with a 15-minute head start.

Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Villard de Lans 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