Sixth Annual GFNY Cozumel gets ready to host 3000 riders from 55 countries
November 8, 2019
Mexico’s largest bike race is GFNY’s unofficial End of Year Party in paradise where riders get to race hard and play hard
NEW YORK CITY, November 8, 2019 – GFNY, the Global Marathon Cycling Series, returns to Cozumel, Mexico for its sixth edition this Sunday, November 10th.
GFNY Cozumel is Mexico’s largest and most international bike race with over 50 countries participating along with a field of top athletes from Mexico. Among others: World Tour rider Alejandro Villalobos of Education First Pro Team; 3-time national champ, Olympian, GFNY Cozumel 2015 and GFNY Panama 2019 winner Luis Lemus; 2019 GFNY Monterrey champion Fernando Arroyo.
Since 2014, the island of Cozumel in Mexico has annually attracted riders from around the world. GFNY Cozumel is the perfect season ending race with fully closed-to-traffic roads and Mexican fiesta party awaiting at the finish line.
GFNY Cozumel offers two route options. The 100 mile competitive long course takes riders on 2 loops of Cozumel island. The course may be flat, but the tropical elements and notorious trade winds ensure riders will have to work extra hard.
Riders taking on the non-competitive short course will ride one lap totaling 50 miles.
“The course will take your breath away,” said Shaun Gad, co-Founder/CEO of GFNY Cozumel. “Your journey will take you through two hot laps around the coastline of this beautiful island, with more than 40 miles of picturesque and wide-open ocean views. Along the way, you’ll be challenged by strong Mayan winds and celebrated by the town locals for that extra special BE A PRO FOR A DAY feeling that you get at GFNY.”
10% of finishers in each age group in the long route will qualify for the Racer Corral at the 2020 GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 17th.
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, 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 2019/20 calendar
10 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO
24 November GFNY CHILE
1 December GFNY ECUADOR
23 February 2020 GFNY BALI
8 March 2020 GFNY MONTERREY
15 March 2020 GFNY SOUTH AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP URUGUAY
22 March 2020 GFNY COLOMBIA
22 March 2020 GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 April 2020 GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
5 April 2020 GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP ITALIA
17 May 2020 GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
7 June 2020 GFNY SANTA FE
5 July 2020 GFNY COSTA RICA
30 August 2020 GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP ALPES VAUJANY
21 September 2020 GFNY PHILIPPINES
4 October 2020 GFNY PORTUGAL
25 October 2020 GFNY PANAMA
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