Inaugural GFNY Malaysia to be held on April 23, 2017

January 19, 2017

Adventure town of Ipoh ready to host international competition

NEW YORK CITY, January 19, 2017 – The global cycling marathon series, GFNY, expands its brand in Asia with the inaugural GFNY Malaysia held on April 23, 2017. The adventure city of Ipoh will host athletes from all across Asia and the rest of the world.

Riders have the option between the competitive 161.5km long distance with 1342m of climbing or the non-competitive 74.9km middle distance with 541m of climbing. The long distance serves as the last 2016-2017 qualifier race for the racer corral at the 2017 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC.

“We’re excited to grow the GFNY footprint in Asia,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “After the great success of GFNY Indonesia this past October, the demand for more GFNY events in Asia has drastically increased. GFNY Malaysia will satisfy this demand much quicker than anticipated. And we won’t stop there.”

The host town, Ipoh, is the capital city of the state of Perak and is one of the biggest cities in Malaysia. It is 200km north of Kuala Lumpur with easy train access.

Ipoh is surrounded by stunning limestone outcrops and rain forest. Tourism activities include visiting caves, Buddhist and Taoist cave temples, Ipoh’s colonial Old Town, rock climbing, hot springs and more.

“We’re excited to host the prestigious GFNY World Series in Ipoh,” says Amin Jay of GFNY Malaysia. “Riders will enjoy not only a great and safe race but also all the attractions the area offers. We’re excited to bring cyclists from around the world to Malaysia.”

Registration for GFNY Malaysia is open now at

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, France, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico 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

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Malaysia teaser video: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

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