Lindsay takes the sprint finish and Arévalo a solo win at GFNY Paracas – Perú

June 12, 2024

The inaugural edition between desert and ocean was huge success with the riders

New York City /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Paracas hosted the first edition of the GFNY Paracas this past Sunday. The challenging race course was 116 km long with an elevation gain of 662 m.

The race started off fast with speeds hitting well over 50km/h. After hectic and aggressive racing, it was at km 10 that three riders got away, including Gonzalo Olivos (Peru’s national champion), Gonzalo Arévalo (runner up at nationals) and Erik Baumann (Team Milimétrica Specialized). They worked together well and quickly created a gap of over five minutes to the chase group.

However, later Baumann had to quit the race due to a crash and Olivos suffered a mechanical failure which set him back. Gonzalo Arévalo put in an amazing solo effort until the finish line taking the win in 2:59:10 ahead of Olivos and Muñoz.

The female race was decided in a tight sprint where Caroline Lindsay (Team GFNY) took the win in 03:19:22 ahead of Lucy Machuca and Mirena Pun who rounded out the all Peruvian podium.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the second edition of GFNY Pennsylvania York and the fourth edition of GFNY La Vaujany which will take place this Sunday, June 16, 2024.

About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports 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.

Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts its athletes first.

The official GFNY website is: gfny.com.

Cycling – Mass Participation

Dozens of races are held around the world. View the latest calendar here.

Riders get to BE A PRO FOR A DAY ® by competing against others, themselves, and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

The top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Elite Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.

Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC

The 13th annual Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 18, 2025. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. It is so international that it’s often described as the United Nations of cycling. Athletes take on a challenging route to compete against each other, the clock, and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC website is NYC.GFNY.COM.

Cycling – Pro Racing

Gran Premio New York City was the inaugural UCI 1.2 pro race on May 19, 2024. Professional teams raced the same course as riders at the Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC – but with a 10-minute head start. The second edition will be held on May 18, 2025 and aims to be at 1.1 level to be able to have World Tour teams racing.

The official Gran Premio New York City website is GP.GFNY.COM.

Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Paracas video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com