Incredible performance at tough GFNY Alpes Vaujany

August 31, 2021

French Marine Quinion and Dutch Kenny Nijssen take the win

NEW YORK CITY, August 31, 2021 –  Kenny Nijssen (Netherlands) topped the podium at GFNY Alpes Vaujany in the French Alps this past Sunday. With a course that included close to 4000 meters of climbing over 118 km over the legendary Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon, Nijssen was not able to drop Thomas Lemaitre (France) and Julien Berard (France) earlier than on the final climb to the finish in Vaujany.

Nijssen will now be closely watched for the champion title at the GFNY World Championship given his first and second place at two tough French GFNY races this season.

In the female competition, French Marine Quinion took the win in 5:33:40, over 11 minutes ahead of Dutch Linda Stuurman. Marion Rouanne (France) rounded out the podium.

GFNY will trade the French Alps for the American high altitude desert with GFNY Santa Fe on September 19. The spectacular and diverse terrain of the southwest provides a mountain top finish at over 10,000 feet. That’s even higher than what riders tackled in the French Alps.

Website: santafe.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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