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Punta del Este hosts riders for GFNY South America Championship this weekend

March 11, 2020

GFNY heads to Punta del Este in Uruguay for the GFNY South American Championship this Sunday, March 15.

NEW YORK CITY, March 11, 2020 – Often referred to as the San Tropez of South America, Punta del Este is a gem of a GFNY destination. Punta del Este offers a wide variety of restaurants and sights and sounds to be enjoyed post-race.

Starting and finishing in the heart of Punta’s glitzy downtown, riders head out along coastal roads and then wind inland via scenic ranches and various villages.

There is a lot to race for. The race this year hosts the South American Championship. The overall winners will receive entry and paid accommodation to the GFNY World Championship on May 17th, 2020. Additionally, those finishing in the top 20% of age groups will qualify for the racer corral at GFNY World Championships.

The long competitive distance of 171km has 1789m of climbing and nine rolling climbs in total on a maximum gradient of 12%. El Chorro is the first climb early in the race at km 21. At km 72, Zanja del Tigra is a 3.5k climb and the highest peak, indicating the halfway point, before a rolling descent back into Punta del Este.

The non-competitive medium route of 84km/681m is a shortened version of the long distance taking on 2 of the 7 climbs from the long distance.

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 Punta del Este video: here
GFNY Punta del Este photos: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme
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