Sold out GFNY Cannes opens Euro season

March 21, 2024

Glamorous Cannes at the French Riviera hosts third GFNY

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This Sunday, GFNY Cannes offers riders a spectacular 110.8 km race course with an elevation gain of 2011 m. The route leads from the shores of Cannes at the Côte d’Azur onto curvy and hilly hinterland roads with two significant climbs: Col du Tanneron with 7.5 km of climbing and Col d’Avaye with 13.7 km climbing. Now in its third year, the race sold out in record time.

GFNY is THE cycling race of Cannes and we’re proud to line up alongside world famous events such as the Cannes Film Festival,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “The team led by GFNY France CEO Cedric Haas is working relentlessly to do its part in why Cannes won the title as world’s best event destination.”

Race week activities will take place at famous Palais des Festivals, known for hosting the Cannes Film Festival. On Sunday the race will start in front of the Mediterranean sea along the Boulevard du Midi.

GFNY riders, families and friends get to experience one of the most glamorous places on earth, with the jet-set letting loose on the sandy beaches, fine restaurants and bars, luxury boutiques, private yachts, and the palace hotels lining the famous Boulevard de la Croisette.

Website: cannes.gfny.com

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 organizing 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 its 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 Elite Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 11th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held 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.

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Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Cannes Video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com