Inaugural Ford GFNY Zapopan Guadalajara this Sunday

September 29, 2022

GFNY descends on Mexico’s metropolis for yet another race in the country

Ford GFNY Zapopan offers riders a long race course of 129.3km with an elevation gain of 875m. Start and finish will be hosted at the historic centre in front of the Basilica of our Lady of Zapopan.

Most of Zapopan is flat and surrounded by only a few hills, which makes it a very fast race. Right at the start of the race, riders will enter the JVC Circuit onto the Guadalajara Tepic Freeway. The course passes the historic center with its many tourist attractions.

“We’re excited to bring GFNY to such a vibrant city which has welcomed us with open arms,” says Parides Sports Management CEO Shaun Gad. “Rarely have I worked with a government that has such passion for cycling and is ready to bring all the support needed for a perfect race.”

Race week activities will take place at the Estadio Akron. It includes the traditional GFNY Group Ride on Saturday where cyclists get to enjoy a casual ride together.

Zapopan, located in Jalisco, was conquered by the Spanish in 1541 and is surrounded by historic sites and colonial style streets. It is the perfect opportunity for riders and families to immerse in Mexican history, flavors and traditions.

Website: zapopan.gfny.com

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Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Zapopan Video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

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