Sprint finish after racing above 3000m

May 3, 2023

7th GFNY Colombia Bogota was won by defending champion Diego Vasquez and Natalia Pardo

New York City, May 3, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – A head to head sprint decided the male race at the 7th GFNY Bogotá after 101.1 km with an elevation gain of 2321 m and a hilltop finish at iconic El Águila, situated above 3100m.

The race started fast inside the famous salt mines of Zipaquirá. Giovany Malaver (Colombia) made a successful early break away from the peloton. The chase group including defending champion Diego Vasquez (Colombia), managed to close the gap during the ascent of El Águila.

After a string of unsuccessful attacks from both riders to escape for a solo finish, at the end it was Vasquez who took the win with a powerful uphill sprint to the finish line in 2:56:11 against Malaver. Juan Lopez Gomez rounded out the all Colombian podium two minutes back.

In the female race, ex pro Natalia Pardo took the win in 3:28:54, 6 minutes ahead of Alejandra Cadena and Elvia Cardenas (all Colombia).

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the 11th edition of GFNY World Championship NYC which will take place Sunday, May 21, 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 organizing events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

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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 route to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

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Official GFNY Bogota video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

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