Inaugural GFNY Cannes on March 27

December 17, 2021

The glam city of Cannes at the French Riviera opens the European season

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series adds GFNY Cannes, scheduled for March 27, 2022. Riders will get to experience a race that starts and finishes at the spectacular French Riviera in glamorous Cannes and hits the hinterland for competitive racing.

“Few things are as exciting as opening the bike racing season under the warming spring sun of the Riviera ,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “And doing so in spectacular Cannes with a GFNY is a dream come true for us. This time, the red carpet of Cannes will be rolled out for our riders to Be a Pro for a Day. ”

Cannes is among the most glamorous places on earth, with the jet-set letting loose on the sandy beaches, fine restaurants and bars, luxury boutiques, private yachts, and the palace hotels lining the famous Boulevard de la Croisette. From the modest fishermen’s village to the world-famous seaside and cultural city, Cannes forged a unique history that today attracts visitors from around the world. Cannes has the ideal setting and climate to launch the cycling year. GFNY offers a camp each the week before and after the race for riders to kick-start their season in warm weather and explore Cannes and its surrounding.

GFNY Cannes is the first of six GFNY in France in 2022, offering a long, competitive and a medium, non-competitive course. Both start on the Boulevard de La Croisette. Riders get to feel the thrill of racing on the iconic boulevard along the beautiful French Riviera with its palm trees and luxurious palace-hotels, all the while the sun is rising above the Mediterranean Sea.

Riders will leave the buzz of Cannes behind and race through the preserved nature of the hilly hinterland. The 121 km long course takes athletes on a race track with 2000m of total climbing and a two-part ascent to the 750m Col d’Avaye. The race finishes back on Boulevard de la Croisette, arguably the world’s most famous coastal road.

Website: cannes.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 their athletes first.


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Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Cannes 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.

Jenna van der Heide, jenna@gfny.com
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com