Incredible finish: GFNY La Vaujany decided in sprint after 3800m of climbing

June 24, 2021

Belgian Tim Alleman and French Marine Quinion top the podium

NEW YORK CITY – Tim Alleman (Belgium) took the win in an incredible three-man sprint at GFNY La Vaujany in the French Alps this past Sunday. 105km with 3800m of climbing that included a double ascent of L’Alpe d’Huez and a mountain top finish in Vaujany were not enough for Alleman to drop Kenny Nijssen (Netherlands) and Julien Berard (France) earlier than on the last 100m.

The trio that dominates the French amateur racing scene, battled for 3:43h across Pas de la Confession, L’Alpe d’Huez, Col de Sarenne, again L’Alpe d’Huez and the final climb up to Vaujany. Ultimately, Nijssen and Berard were no match for the finish speed of Alleman who took the overall win. He punched his ticket for the GFNY World Championship in NYC where he will find a course that resembles more the Ardennes than the Alps. Alleman now will be a closely watched contender for the World Championship crown.

In the women’s race, French Marine Quinion took the win in 4:41:02, a solid minute ahead of Dutch Linda Stuurman. Estelle-Marie Kieffer (France) rounded out the podium.

GFNY now heads from the Alps to the Andes with the inaugural GFNY Peru on July 11. Then it’s back again to Vaujany and the alps for GFNY Alpes Vaujany on August 29 and a course that includes the legendary Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon. 

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