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Olympian takes GFNY Monterrey title

March 12, 2020

Top riders from Mexico and Latin America broke course records at GFNY Monterrey last Sunday, March 8

NEW YORK CITY, March 12, 2020 – Over 1500 riders from 20 countries took part in GFNY Monterrey Inter Proteccion last Sunday March 8. Top riders were in attendance from Mexico and Latin America resulting in an exciting fast-paced race with Olympic Cyclist Hector Rangel taking the title.

GFNY Monterrey started in the famous Parque Fundidora with ideal racing weather: cool and overcast skies. A slow controlled start switched up to full speed as soon as riders exited the park area.

A few enthusiastic riders tried their luck to make an early break but were quickly reigned in. After 25km, eventual runner up, Ismael Garcia (MEX) attacked and rode away solo only to be caught again a few minutes later.

At Km50, Garcia and eventual winner, former 2012 Olympic Cyclist, Hector Rangel started working together and made a joint attack to create a break of 7 minutes from the main chase group. Due to a lack of collaboration in the chase group, Garcia and Rangel were never caught. The chase group was left to battle for the final podium spot.

With just 7km to the finish, at the start of the Chipinque climb, Rangel suffered a mechanical which was unfixable. It seemed his race and challenge for the title was over until a spectating rider offered his bike to Rangel to complete the race. Rangel took the bike and finally got going again. He quickly caught Garcia to take the title in 3:18:55. Garcia followed in 3:19:34. The podium was completed by Flavio De Luna (MEX) in 3:20:00.

In the women’s race Gabriela Mijangos (MEX) demonstrated a flawless race and was the only female rider to stay with the front peloton that lead the chasing women by over 20 minutes. Mijangos crossed the line in dominating 3:25:07, merely 5 minutes off the men’s podium. Second place went to Tania Rodriguez (MEX) in 3:42:59. Ana De Leon (MEX) rounded out the podium in 3:43:15.

Next up on the GFNY circuit is the GFNY South America Championship Punta del Este this Sunday March 15 in Uruguay.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Florida-USA, Italy, Jamaica, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Portugal, República Dominicana, Santa Fe-USA and Uruguay.

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

At all GFNY events, riders have the chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY World Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% (20% at regional championships) of their age group.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 17, 2020. 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.

The official GFNY website is: www.gfny.com.

GFNY World calendar

15 March 2020 GFNY PUNTA DEL ESTE – SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
22 March 2020 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 April 2020 GFNY JERUSALEM – MIDDLE EAST – AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
9 May 2020 GFNY CHILE
17 May 2020 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
7 June 2020 GFNY SANTA FE
5 July 2020 GFNY COSTA RICA
30 August 2020 GFNY ALPES VAUJANY – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
30 August 2020 GFNY ARGENTINA
20 September 2020 GFNY PHILIPPINES
4 October 2020 GFNY PORTUGAL
10 October 2020 GFNY ECUADOR
11 October 2020 GFNY ITALIA – EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
11 October 2020 GFNY URUGUAY COLONIA
25 October 2020 GFNY PANAMA
25 October 2020 GFNY FLORIDA
8 November 2020 GFNY COZUMEL
29 November 2020 GFNY QUITO
6 December 2020 GFNY JAMAICA
7 March 2021 GFNY BALI
7 March 2021 GFNY MONTERREY 

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Monterrey video: here
GFNY Monterrey photos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
GFNY Results: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

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