2018 GFNY Latin American Championship moves to Monterrey
NEW YORK CITY, June 7, 2017 – The global cycling marathon series, GFNY, continues to expand its brand in Latin America with the inaugural GFNY Monterrey to be held on February 25, 2018. Monterrey is renowned for outdoor sports and activities and will host riders at the 2018 GFNY Latin American Championship.
GFNY Monterrey will start at the famous Cintermex and take riders through downtown Monterrey and north to the top of Chipinque, the most challenging climb. It will offer a long distance route of 160km and a middle distance route of 100km. The long distance serves a 2017-2018 qualifying race for the racer corral at the 2018 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC.
“We are so excited to announce GFNY Monterrey as the 2018 GFNY Latin American Championship,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “Mexicans have a great passion for life and all things cycling, it’s always so much fun to race in and travel to Mexico. Monterrey is a modern metropolis and will host a unique and memorable GFNY.”
The host town, Monterrey, is Mexico’s third largest city and offers a variety of outdoor adventures, boutique restaurants, nightlife and world-class museums – the perfect opportunity for families to travel together and enjoy a vacation before and after the race.
“It’s an honor for GFNY Monterrey to be selected as the GFNY Latin American Championship in 2018,” says Sean Gad, Co-Founder/Owner at Paradise Sports Management. “Monterrey native and former Tour de France stage winner Raul Alcala has worked with us to design a course that will highlight the must-see sights of Monterrey and one major, featured climb in the national park, Chipinque that showcases stunning panoramic views of the city. We can’t wait to see everyone in Monterey and host you for this amazing race and weekend.”
Registration is now open at gfnymonterrey.com
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, France, Lombok-Indonesia, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Malaysia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-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.
Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC
The 8th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 20, 2018. 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.
GFNY World calendar
February 4 GFNY BALI
February 25 GFNY MONTERREY
March 11 GFNY COLOMBIA
March 18 GFNY URUGUAY
March 25 GFNY MEXICO CITY
April 22 GFNY COSTA RICA
April 27 GFNY JERUSALEM
April 29 GFNY MALAYSIA
May 20 GFNY NYC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
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