L’Alpe d’Huez headlines GFNY La Vaujany

June 16, 2021

Riders get to tackle the legendary L’Alpe d’Huez climb, not once, but twice, on June 20, 2021

NEW YORK CITY, Jun 16, 2021 – As France enters summer season, GFNY racing continues to get back on track with the inaugural GFNY Vaujany where two assaults from different sides on the infamous L’Alpe d’Huez climb will test the best of climbers this weekend, Sunday, June 20.

While the GFNY La Vaujany course is only 105km long and by that GFNYs shortest ever, its 3,669m of climbing provide plenty of challenge even for the fittest riders. The course profile makes it one of the hardest GFNYs. 100 of the 105km are either up or down.

The host village of Vaujany is set amidst nature and is the perfect escape for riders and families coming out of the European lock down. Legendary climbs like Galibier, Izoard or Croix de Fer are nearby and wait to get tackled.

“We love being back in Vaujany,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “It’s an idyllic mountain village but with the sports infrastructure of a city. Pool, gym, trails, roads – it’s all right here.”

Website: lavaujany.gfny.com

GFNY will be back again at the end of August for the second annual GFNY Alpes Vaujany: same start/finish as GFNY La Vaujany but a completely different course with the two giants of Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon. The week leading up to the race, the GFNY Camp offers relaxed riding up all the famous cols.

Website: vaujany.gfny.com

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GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sport event company with three decades of experience in racing, planning and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

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Further Material for Media Use

GFNY La Vaujanyvideo: here
GFNY La Vaujanyphotos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Emma Bishop, emma@gfny.com
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com