Sprint finish at GFNY Colonia- Uruguay

November 9, 2022

Martin Ercila and Cecilia Caillabet took the win at the 2nd edition

New York City, November 9, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Colonia – Uruguay hosted the second edition of GFNY Colonia this past Sunday. The racecourse was 148.2km with an elevation gain of 1122m.

Under clear skies with perfect temperatures yet strong 30km/h cross winds, the race started off fast. It was at km 20 when a group of six riders made the break from the peloton.

During the 3km climb of Cerro San Juan, defending champion and GFNY Punta del Este winner Omar Azzem and fourth place finisher at GFNY Punta del Este Martin Ercila, managed to escape from the group.

After a string of attacks, at the end it was Ercila who took the win in a tight sprint finish in 3:53:39 against Azzem. Taddeo rounded out the all Argentinian podium, six seconds behind the leaders.

In the female race, Cecilia Caillabet defended her title in a tight sprint in 04:14:11 against Aldana Cetra. Yanina Balatti finished in third place, manifesting the Argentinian dominance in their neighbouring country.

GFNY closes 2022 this Sunday with three races on the same day: the inaugural GFNY Quito, the 9th edition of GFNY Cozumel and the 4th edition of GFNY Chile.

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