Registration open for 2nd annual GFNY Italia on September 20, 2015

March 5, 2015

NEW YORK CITY, March 5, 2015- The second annual GFNY ITALIA will be held on September 20, 2015 in Terracina, Lazio. GFNY Italia is an authentic Italian granfondo. The course is one of the most spectacular in all of Italy with views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ausoni and Aurunci Mountains, Roman ruins, medieval mountaintop villages, countless vineyards and lemon, orange and olive groves.

GFNY Italia has the perfect length and amount of climbing for a late-season event. It will challenge its participants and make them tired but is a manageable late-season goal. Its small, technical roads make it highly entertaining and the Italian riders approach it like they always do: “a tutta”, all out.

Race sponsors include De Rosa, Limar, Selle San Marco and Biemme. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact GFNY Italia at

Rome and its international airports are only 90 min. by car from Terracina, which makes GFNY Italia easily accessible, and also a perfect base to explore one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

“I get goose bumps thinking about GFNY Italia,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “It was such an amazing race last year. I’ve raced dozens of granfondos in Italy and this one has it all.”

GFNY Italia offers two distances: a long distance route of 83mi with 6,230ft of climbing (133km / 1899m) and a medium distance of 68mi with 5,426ft of climbing (109km / 1654m).

Registration is available at There are two ticket options: the standard entry is 35 EUR until May 31, 2015. The front start entry includes the race jersey and costs 99 EUR until July 15, 2015.

About Gran Fondo New York

The 5th annual Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York on May 17, 2015 will be the first GFNY Championship. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 70 countries and 48 US states. Athletes will take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain and back to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The 50-mile GFNY BEAR on the same day is a non-competitive ride from NYC to Bear Mountain.

GFNY WORLD now features events in Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Spain, France and Argentina. Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York raises funds for Operation Smile, the international children’s medical charity.

The official Gran Fondo New York website is:

Further Material for your use

Photos GFNY Italia 2014: here

Press Release Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York 2015: here