Muñiz and Prieto win GFNY Monterrey

March 8, 2023

José Ramón Muñiz (Team Petrolike - Mexico) took the solo win in the male race while Patobike-BMC owned the female race for second year in a row

New York City, March 8, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Mexico’s metropolis Monterrey hosted the fifth edition of GFNY Monterrey this past Sunday.  The racecourse was 137 km with an elevation gain of 1386m first through the heart of the city and then with the  traditional mountaintop finish on iconic Chipinque.

The race started out fast with a very strong peloton including defending female champion Marcela Prieto with her stacked Patobike-BMC team,  double GFNY Monterrey male champion Miguel Arroyo, 2022 runner up Miguel Díaz, GFNY Zapopan winner José Ramón Muñiz and GFNY Cozumel champion Chris Hanz.

After a string of attacks, it was at km 60 when Tomas Aguirre and Jalil Escalante  successfully got away from the peloton.  Working well together, they extended their lead to over two minutes.  Arroyo and Muñiz, who were in the chase group, tried their best to close the gap.   During the Chipinque climb Torres, Diaz and Muñiz attacked hard in pursuit of Aguirre.  José Ramón Muñiz put in the decisive move and took the solo win in 2:52:54 followed by Miguel Diaz and Christopher Torres who completed the all Mexican podium.

In the female race,  Team Patobike-BMC dominated again taking not only the first three spots but eight out of the first eleven. Marcela Prieto defended her title in 2:57:42 followed by Carime Flores and Karen Villamizar who rounded out the team podium.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the 6th GFNY Punta del Este – Uruguay which will take place this Sunday, March 12, 2023.

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