Samosir, Indonesia and Hamelin, Germany offered exciting racing on fully closed to traffic courses
(NEW YORK CITY, September 6, 2018) – GFNY Asia and GFNY Europe Champions were crowned during the past weekend of GFNY Global Marathon Cycling Series.
Race recap GFNY Europe Championship Deutschland
732 riders from 25 countries around the world took on the GFNY Europe Championship course in Hamelin, Germany on Sunday. It was the 3rd annual running of the event and first as a European Championship. The results saw the championship won by German riders in both the men’s and women’s race.
In the men’s race, German rider Jochen Wallenborn took the win in 4:25:17. A little over a minute back a sprint finish decided second place with Nikolaj Hebsgaard of Denmark just edging out 2016 champion Christian Zucker (GER) in a time of 4:26:30 (Hebsgaard) and 4:26:31 (Zucker).
The women’s race winner Janine Meyer of Germany had a strong ride powering away from the field taking the win in a time of 4:35:37. Second place was a dead heat tie between Hannah Fandel (GER) and Marion Wittler (GER) in a time of 4:46:59.
Race recap GFNY Asia Championship Indonesia
400 riders from neighboring Southeast Asia, Australia and European took part in the GFNY Asia Championship. The racecourse circumnavigated the island of Samosir in Lake Toba, world’s largest natural lake occupying the caldera of a supervolcano.
Indonesian rider, Aiman Cahyadi won the men’s championship in a time of 4:10:09. Tied for second, fellow Indonesian’s Frederick Murtanu and Taquim shared the podium in a time of 4:12:24.
Fresh off a top-10 at the Asia Games, Yanthi Fuchianty from Indonesia won the women’s Championship with a 25minute lead from her fellow riders in a time of 4:39:19. Rohidah (IND) took second in 5:05:00 and rounding out the podium, Noviana (IND) crossed the line in 5:17:44.
Finishers in the top 20% of age groups in both the European and the Asian Championship qualify for the championship racer corral at GFNY NYC next May 19th 2019.
Next up is the inaugural GFNY Portugal on September 9th.
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, República Dominicana, Samosir-Indonesia, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal 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.
Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC
The 9th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2019. 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 calendar
27 January GFNY PHILIPPINES
25 February GFNY BALI
17 March GFNY MONTERREY
17 March GFNY URUGUAY
24 March GFNY LATIN AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP COLOMBIA
7 April GFNY REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
3 May GFNY MIDDLE EAST – AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP JERUSALEM
19 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
2 June GFNY POLSKA
7 July GFNY COSTA RICA
4 August GFNY BRASIL
1 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP DEUTSCHLAND
1 September GFNY INDONESIA
Further Material for Media Use
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY Europe Championship Deutschland video: here
GFNY Europe Championship Deutschland photos: here
GFNY Asia Championship Indonesia photos: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here
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