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Inaugural GFNY Oaxaca to wow with another exciting racing experience in Mexico

January 13, 2021

Scheduled for September 5, 2021, the World Heritage site of Oaxaca will deliver a festive, cultural racing experience

NEW YORK CITY, January 13, 2021 – GFNY Oaxaca will become the 4th GFNY in Mexico. Located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains, Oaxaca Valley is steeped in in history, tradition and archaeological wonders that will wow visitors to Mexico’s southern region.

Climbing legs will be required as the course will travel through beautiful mountain valleys of Oaxaca and the Mezcal region, famous for the world’s best Mezcal.

The race starts and finishes at the newly built convention center in downtown Oaxaca on the colonial, colorful streets. The flat start and old-world city views will allow for a scenic warm up before heading out onto the Pan-American highway that will take riders to the Mezcal region.

On arriving at the Mezcal zone, the route will pass the magical town of Mitla. Filled with beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Madre Sur mountains and Tiacolula valleys, this will be the return point for the non-competitive 92.2k medium distance route back to the finish.

Long distance 145.6k racers will now need their climbing legs ready as they head up Carretera Antigua Spirito Santo. The 4.8km incline averages 4.5%. Once atop the climb, views of the entire Mezcal valley will reveal themselves.

On the return, before heading back into Oaxaca, a detour by the famous Benito Juarez monument will lead the way to the final and toughest climb of the day. 15km long with maximum grades of 19% this is potentially where the race will be won and lost.

“Mexico has truly embraced the GFNY experience and we couldn’t be happier and prouder to announce GFNY Oaxaca as our fourth race in Mexico,” said Lidia Fluhme, GFNY’s co-founder. “Oaxaca offers something for everyone, and we feel that athletes will be equally as impressed as we are by the beauty and warmth of this special place.”

Find out more at www.oaxaca.gfny.com

About GFNY

GFNY is the global endurance sports brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Florida-USA, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Mazatlan-Mexico, Oaxaca-Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, República Dominicana, Santa Fe-USA and Uruguay.

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

Top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 16, 2021. 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

Further Material for Media Use
GFNY Oaxaca video: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Emma Bishop, [email protected]
Uli Fluhme, [email protected]