Inaugural GFNY Chile to be held on November 26, 2017

March 30, 2017

GFNY Cycling comes to the Chilean wine region of Valparaiso

NEW YORK CITY -The global cycling marathon series, GFNY, expands its brand in Latin America with the inaugural GFNY Chile to be held on November 26, 2017. The capital of Chile, Santiago, will host the pre-race expo and Valparaíso, one of Chile’s top wine regions, will host the race course.

Riders have the option between the competitive 165km long distance with 2000m of climbing or the non-competitive 85km middle distance with 1259m of climbing. The long distance serves as 2017-2018 qualifier race for the racer corral at the 2018 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC.

“Chilean riders have been coming to GFNY NYC in strong numbers for years, we’re excited to now bring GFNY to Chile,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “GFNY Chile complements GFNY neighbor races GFNY Brasil, GFNY Argentina and GFNY Uruguay. GFNY fans from these countries now have many options to experience GFNY with easy travel time.”

Santiago, Chile’s capital, is where the race’s official hotels and pre-race expo are located. The Valparaíso Region offers fantastic cycling along vineyards and wineries and in quiet valleys. A winery in Casablanca will serve as the start and finish site of the race.

Vineyard and winery visits are the top tourism attraction of Valparaiso and Casablanca. Historic coastal towns of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar are interesting to visit, with their resorts, malls, and various entertainment venues. Santiago is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile and has lots of tourism attractions including colonial-era buildings, monuments, parks and more.

“We’re long-time GFNY NYC participants and fans of GFNY,” says Andres Correa, co-founder of GFNY Chile. “We are so passionate about cycling and GFNY that we decided to bring GFNY to our home. Riders will enjoy not only a great and safe race but also all the attractions of Santiago and Valparaíso. We’re excited to welcome cyclists from across Chile and from around the world to experience GFNY Chile.”

Registration for GFNY Chile is open now at

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, France-Mont Ventoux, France-Provence, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico City, Mexico-Cozumel and Uruguay.

Riders get to BE A PRO FOR A DAY by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

At all GFNY events, riders have the chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY World Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% (20% at regional championships) of their age group.

The official GFNY website is:

Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC

The 7th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 21, 2017. 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:

GFNY World calendar

February 26, 2017 – GFNY Colombia –
March 17-19, 2017 – GFNY Italia Stage Race –
March 19, 2017 – GFNY Uruguay –
March 26, 2017 – GFNY LatAm Championship Mexico City –
April 23, 2017 – GFNY Malaysia –
May 21, 2017 – Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC –
June 25, 2017 – GFNY Europe Championship Mont Ventoux –
August 6, 2017 – GFNY Brasil –
September 3, 2017 – GFNY Deutschland –
September 3, 2017 – GFNY Asia Championship Indonesia –
September 29 – October 1, 2017 – GFNY Provence Stage Race
November 12, 2017 – GFNY Argentina –
November 12, 2017 – GFNY Cozumel-Mexico –
November 26, 2017 – GFNY Chile –

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme
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