Inaugural GFNY Cannes this Sunday

March 24, 2022

The glam city of Cannes at the French Riviera will open the European GFNY season

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – GFNY Cannes will be the first of six GFNY in France in 2022 and will cover a racecourse of  111 km with 2013m of climbing. 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

“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. ”

Race week activities will take place in Gare Maritime.  On Sunday the race will start in front of the Mediterranean sea along the boulevard du Midi, at the beautiful beach of Cannes La Bocca.  Riders will tackle a spectacular course on curvy and hilly hinterland roads with 2 important climbs: Col du Tanneron with 7.5km of climbing and Col d’Avaye with 13.7km climbing.

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 organising 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.


30 plus events around the world. View the 2022 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 Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 15, 2022. 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.

The official GFNY website is: www.gfny.com.

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.

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com
Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com