Racing high at 6th GFNY Colombia Bogota this Sunday
July 14, 2022
Riders will tackle the legendary La Cuchilla mountain - twice
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Riders will tackle the legendary La Cuchilla mountain – twice!
The 6th GFNY Bogota will be held just outside Colombia’s capital high up in the Andes. The 121 km racecourse in the cycling fanatic country has an elevation gain of 2565m and is entirely closed to traffic. But the true challenge is the altitude of the course with start and finish at the charming town of Guatavita at 2725m, the lowest point of the race.
The first 40 kms will be undulating, followed by the major challenge of the day: the climb to the summit of the iconic La Cuchilla at a whopping 3365m – twice!
“Every cyclist has to experience racing in Colombia at least once in their life,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “Having created the first ever granfondo in the country with GFNY back in 2015 was phenomenal. The passion in Colombia for our sport is incredible and we’re grateful for being part of it.”
“800 Colombians made their way to the GFNY World Championship in NYC this past May. And we’re finally in a position to extend GFNY in Colombia to several events in 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 organising 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 their 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 Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.
GFNY World Championship NYC
The 11th annual GFNY World Championship New York will take place on May 21, 2023. 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.
Further Material for Media Use
Official GFNY Bogota Video: here
GFNY Press Images: here
GFNY Results: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
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