NEW YORK CITY, December 2, 2015 – The inaugural GFNY Argentina will be held on Sunday, December 6 in Argentina’s cycling hotbed, San Luis. It’s now summer in Argentina with perfect cycling conditions while the Northern hemisphere is reaching the middle of the dark and cold days. The two course options of 99mi / 158km and 59mi / 98km offer exceptional riding and racing for anyone.
San Luis was founded in 1594 and is located at the foot of the Sierras Centrales mountain chain and the Chorrillos River. The city keeps colonial style features with big residences and sunny plazas and combines those with modern style buildings and decor. The course will traverse historic towns as well as brand new ones that exist for less than 10 years. Lake Potrero provides a stunning backdrop to the start and finish area and the semi-permanent car racing track with its pristine paving in the host town of Potrero de los Funes will serve as the initial miles of the race. The stunning climb of Mirador de la Punta serves as the final climb and provides sweeping views of the surrounding towns and the mountain chain. The climb is a favorite of fans who cheer pro cyclists during the Tour de San Luis.
“GFNY has always been the role model for our granfondo here in San Luis,” says Delfina Frers, founder of GFNY Argentina. “Being part of GFNY allows us to showcase San Luis to cyclists from around the world. With great roads, peaceful drivers and a region that supports cycling, we are excited to host GFNY Argentina in San Luis. We will provide an experience that changes their outlook on cultures, training and racing.”
GFNY President Lidia Fluhme: “GFNY Argentina will be an incredible experience. Riders from across the globe, including US, Canada, Norway, Italy, Netherlands and nearly all Latin American countries are registered and ready to go. Organizer Delfina is a former race car driver and owns a women’s pro cycling team. The sport needs more women like her.”
GFNY Argentina’s two distance options: a 99mi / 158km long route with 6,076ft / 1,852m of climbing and a medium route of 59mi / 98km with 4,212ft / 1,284m of climbing. While only few are in the hunt for the overall win, the age groupers are trying to be among the top finishers of their category to qualify for a racer corral spot at the GFNY Championship in NYC on May 15, 2016.
Like at all GFNY World events, participants are individually chip timed start-to-finish and are ranked based on their total finish time overall and by age group. All finishers receive medals to commemorate their achievement.
About Gran Fondo New York
The 6th annual Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York on May 15, 2016 will be the second GFNY Championship. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 70 countries. Athletes take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain and back to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.
The 50-mile GFNY BEAR on the same day is a non-competitive ride from NYC to Bear Mountain.
GFNY WORLD now features events in Germany, Italy, Indonesia, Mexico-Cozumel, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico City and at Mont Ventoux/France. Riders there have a chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% of their age group.
The official Gran Fondo New York website is: gfny.com.
GFNY World upcoming races
December 6, 2015 – GFNY Argentina – gfnyargentina.com
April 10, 2016 – CRM GFNY Colombia – gfnycolombia.com
May 15, 2016 – GFNY Championship at Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York – gfny.com
June 2016 – GFNY Mexico City
June 26, 2016 – GFNY Mont Ventoux – gfnymontventoux.com
August 28, 2016 – GFNY Deutschland – gfnydeutschland.com
September 18, 2016 – GFNY Italia – gfnyitalia.com
October 2, 2016 – GFNY Indonesia – gfnyindonesia.com
November 20, 2016 – GFNY Cozumel-Mexico – gfnycozumel.com
Further Material for your use
GFNY video: here
GFNY photos: here
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