Sprint finish at 2nd edition of GFNY Bento Gonçalves

October 18, 2023

Cristian Lazzari and Erika Soares win

New York City, October 18, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Bento Gonçalves, located in the heart of Brazil´s Sierra Gaúcha, hosted the 2nd edition of GFNY Bento Gonçalves, this past Sunday. The racecourse was 135.9km long with a tough 2721m of climbing.

A group including GFNY Bento 2022 champion and pro Alex Ferreira de Melo as well as Cristian Lazzari (Team Specialized) dominated the race. During the final 12 km climb, Lazzari and Melo put in an attack the others could not match. In the two man sprint to the finish line, Lazzari took the win in 03:55:41. Marcelo Vinicius rounded out the all Brazil podium.

In the female race, last year´s GFNY Bento Gonçalves champ Erika Soares (Team Trek) repeated in a solo effort (4:21:52), ahead of Ruti Reis and Paula Sune who closed the all Brazilian podium.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the GFNY Florida Sebring endurance sports weekend with the 3rd edition of GFNY Marathon Florida Sebring on Saturday October 21 and the fourth edition of GFNY Florida Sebring cycling on Sunday, October 22, 2023.

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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.

The official GFNY website is: gfny.com.


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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 12th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2024. 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.

The official GFNY World Championship NYC website is: nyc.gfny.com.

Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Bento Gonçalves video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

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