Inaugural GFNY Republica Dominicana to Host 1200 Riders at World Famous Punta Cana

April 5th, 2019

Inaugural GFNY Republica Dominicana to Host 1200 Riders at World Famous Punta Cana

GFNY World heads to the Caribbean for inaugural GFNY Republica Dominicana this Sunday April 7.

(NEW YORK CITY, April 5, 2019) – The Caribbean’s premier resort town of Punta Cana will host 1200 riders at the inaugural GFNY Republica Dominicana this Sunday April 7.

GFNY Republica Dominicana will start and finish in the heart of Punta Cana. Its international Airport is just steps away from the major resorts and hotels of the area that will welcome riders from 25 nations this weekend in the first major cycling race to be held on the island.

The long distance covers 150km with 973 meters of climbing and serves as a qualifier for the racer corral at the 2019 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 19. The medium, non-competitive route covers 94km and 398 meters of climbing.

The first 25km is predicted to go out at a fast pace as riders maximize smooth highway roads to warm up legs and take turns in pace lining. From km26 the route will head inland through rural villages with intense green hill views on one side and a back drop of the azure Caribbean on the other side. The rolling hills will allow for moderate intermittent elevations and a favorable tailwind will keep the peloton moving at a fast pace.

Km63 marks the turnaround point and the most challenging section of the course as riders will start the return back into a head wind.

Upon crossing the finish line, Punta Cana Resort & Club will host a beach party with live music and lunch for finishers, friends and family to celebrate the days’ achievements.

About GFNY
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, 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.

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 2019/20 calendar
7 April GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 May GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
19 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
23 June GFNY SANTA FE
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA  
4 August GFNY BRASIL
8 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP PORTUGAL
1 September GFNY INDONESIA
22 September GFNY PHILIPPINES
12 October GFNY ECUADOR
20 October GFNY PANAMA
3 November GFNY ARGENTINA
10 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO 
24 November GFNY CHILE
23 February 2020 GFNY BALI
8 March 2020 GFNY MONTERREY
15 March 2020 GFNY SOUTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP URUGUAY
22 March 2020 GFNY COLOMBIA
29 March 2020 GFNY ITALIA

Further Material for Media Use
GFNY Republica Dominicana video: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here 
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Emma Bishop, emma@gfny.com
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Gran Fondo New York

Inaugural GFNY Republica Dominicana to Host 1200 Riders at World Famous Punta Cana

Contact Info

Gran Fondo New York
(212) 933-4033
info@gfny.com
www.gfny.com

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