The inaugural GFNY Deutschland is set to take place in the picturesque town of Hamelin in Northern Germany on August 28, 2016. The two course options offer exceptional riding and racing for anyone. Smooth roads, lots of hills and beer at the finish will ensure that riders from across the world get a proper German cycling experience.
“Being of German origin, I’m excited to now have GFNY Deutschland as part of our World series,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “I met organizer Paul Fasse at GFNY Puerto Rico. He brings the enthusiasm and professionalism to GFNY that we seek. I’m very much looking forward to be able to showcase my home country to riders from around the globe.”
GFNY Deutschland offers two distance options: a 102-mi / 165km long route with 7,263ft / 2,214m of climbing and a medium route of 60-mi / 100km with 3,563ft / 1,086m of climbing. While only few are in the hunt for the overall win, there will be many aiming to finish among the top 10% of finishers in their category to qualify for a racer corral spot at the GFNY Championship in NYC on May 21, 2017.
“I experienced Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York and GFNY Puerto Rico first hand,” adds GFNY Deutschland founder Paul Fasse. “I lived in Italy for many years so granfondo is a concept that I am very familiar with. Riders can expect a typical GFNY event: police moderated traffic, timing start to finish and results based on time. All that combined with true GFNY quality will make it a memorable experience for athletes from around the world.”
Registration for the race opened today at gfnydeutschland.com. Early bird registration at a discounted entry fee is available for one week.
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 Italy, Germany, Mexico-Cozumel, Argentina, Colombia 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
November 22, 2015 – GFNY Cozumel-Mexico – gfnycozumel.com
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 26, 2016 – GFNY Mont Ventoux – gfnymontventoux.com
August 28, 2016 – GFNY Deutschland – gfnydeutschland.com
September 18, 2016 – GFNY Italia – gfnyitalia.com
Further Material for your use
GFNY video: here
GFNY photos: here (please credit according file name)