Living city of the Incas hosted GFNY Peru, world’s highest bike race

September 6, 2023

The third edition of GFNY Peru took place this past Sunday in Cusco - Ollantaytambo

New York City, September 6, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Ollantaytambo hosted the third edition of GFNY Peru this past Sunday. The updated challenging racecourse was 127.7 km long with an elevation gain of 1742m, reaching up to 3600m above sea level.

Race day presented itself cold and drizzly, ideal conditions for tough riders who are used to the altitude and constant temperature changes.

The race started off at Plaza de Armas – Ollantaytambo. Right from the start, a lead group of 10 riders formed, including defending 2022 champion Alain Quispe. It was at km 12.4 that Quispe put in an attack the other riders couldn´t match and launched a solo effort until the finish line taking the win in 3:24:40 with a dominating lead. Meanwhile, second place was decided in a sprint which Pedro Yaya (Peru) won against Daniel Roura (Ecuador).

In the female race, Mariana Rojas took the solo win in 4:09:23 ahead of Ani Perez (Peru) and Patricia Torres (Ecuador).

Next up on the GFNY calendar is Inaugural GFNY York Pennsylvania which will take place this Sunday, September 10, 2023.

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.


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

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

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The 12th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2024. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging route to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

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Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Peru video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

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