Inaugural GFNY Portugal this Sunday
September 5, 2018
GFNY Global Cycling marathon continues its European season with the inaugural GFNY Portugal September 9th
(NEW YORK CITY, September 5, 2018) – Cascais in Portugal will host the first ever GFNY Portugal on Sunday. Historical sites, palaces and fortresses of a bygone era will take riders on a journey through time amidst breathtaking landscapes.
The race will start and finish from the beautiful Marina in the center of Cascais. Both distances (competitive 162Kms, 2469 meters climbing) and (non-competitive 82Kms) will follow a historical and challenging course towards Lisbon, returning to Estoril, passing the iconic racetrack. Riders will continue to Mafra towards the Atlantic Coast, passing through the villages coastal beaches of Azenhas do Mar and Praia das Maçãs.
Athletes will face the force of nature when entering the Serra de Sintra, down Malveira to Cabo da Roca and when they meet the winds that blow from the sea on the edge of Guincho Beach, side by side with the wild dunes on the way back to Cascais and the finish line.
“Portugal is well known for its food, arts and culture,” said Lidia Fluhme, President and co-founder of GFNY. “GFNY Portugal combines all of this and more with a historical course through beautiful coastal villages, making it the perfect location for a race vacation.”
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, República Dominicana, Samosir-Indonesia, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal 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 9th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2019. 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 2019 calendar
27 January GFNY PHILIPPINES
25 February GFNY BALI
17 March GFNY MONTERREY
17 March GFNY URUGUAY
24 March GFNY LATIN AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP COLOMBIA
7 April GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 May GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
19 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
2 June GFNY POLSKA
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA
4 August GFNY BRASIL
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