Inca capital in the Andes hosted GFNY Peru, world’s highest bike race

April 12, 2022

The second edition of GFNY Peru took place this past Sunday in historic Cusco

New York City, April 12, 2022/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The capital city of the Incas was once again the host for GFNY Peru. The racecourse covered 128.6km with 1729m of climbing, reaching up to a staggering 3780m above sea level, which makes the race world’s highest mass participation road cycling race.

The race started off with a 7.5km climb up to the highest point of the race. It proved to be the race’s decisive selection from the get-go.

In the women’s race, Colombian Lina Paola Salamanca took first place in a time of 4:09:00, a whopping 21 minutes ahead of Peruvians Marilia Martínez and Giselle Ríos.

Allain Quispe (Tacna, Peru) took the win in 3:29:17 with a dominating 5 minute lead.  Meanwhile, second place was decided in a sprint with Venezuelan Jorge García who beat Alonzo Gamero (Arequipa, Peru).

“It was amazing to be able to participate for the second time in the highest mass participation cycling race in the world!” said Caroline Lindsay, GFNY’s Press Officer and Peruvian local. “And doing so in such a magical city as Cusco, in the middle of the spectacular Andes mountains and at such high altitude is extra special. I will definitely be back in 2023!”

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the 10th GFNY World Championship in New York City on May 15. 5000 riders from over 90 countries will battle for the crown of the GFNY World Champion.

Website: peru.gfny.com

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The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 15, 2022. 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.

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Media Contact

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Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com