Inaugural GFNY Kota Kinabalu race this Sunday in Malaysia

December 7, 2023

“KK”, the gateway of Borneo, will host the first edition

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – GFNY Kota Kinabalu offers riders a race course of 130.2 km with 1109m of climbing. Start and finish are at Menara Tun Mustapha, the unique 400 foot glass tower built in 1976, located beside the blue waters of Likas Bay.

After GFNY Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, GFNY is now offering a second race in Malaysia,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “Our goal is to bring a GFNY near every rider in the world and the support of cities like “KK” is getting us closer to being able to achieve this. It’s humbling to be part of a global community of people who love their sport and race together, no matter their background, beliefs or passport.

Race week activities will take place at Menara Tun Mustapha. On Sunday, riders will start at Sabah State Administrative Centre (PPNS), Borneo´s second tallest building. The course will take riders along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, a coastal road that skirts the Likas Bay into the city of Kota Kinabalu and up short but serious climbs of Jalan Kolam Minintod.

Website: kotakinabalu.gfny.com

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Official GFNY Kota Kinabalu video: here

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Media Contact

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Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com