The Crowning of Champions: GFNY Mexico City determines King and Queen of Latin America

March 23, 2017

First ever GFNY Regional Championship at 2nd annual GFNY Mexico City

NEW YORK CITY, March 23, 2017 – The first-ever GFNY Regional Championship takes place in Mexico City with the GFNY Latin America Championship this Sunday, March 26. The race starts in the heart of the Latin metropolis and finishes in the mountains above the city. World record: none of the three larger metropolises than Mexico City has a mass participation bike race.

“The GFNY Championship Latin America is going to be a powerful experience,” said GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “Mexico City is Latin America’s unofficial capital so it was the obvious pick for us for the inaugural Regional Championship. Every time we’re in Mexico we’re inspired not just by the people’s warmth and hospitality but also their enthusiasm for bike racing.”

Riders from all across Latin America and well beyond compete for the elusive crown to be GFNY Queen and King of Latin America. It’s a championship-worthy course: 130km with 2,319m of climbing. Locals have a particular home advantage: being used to racing at altitude. But so are the Colombians who are notorious for being fierce competitors across GFNY World races. Any flatlanders who have not had the chance to acclimate for days (or better weeks), will be hard pressed to be worthy contenders.

But while just a few riders are in the hunt for the overall win, there are many aiming to qualify for a racer corral spot at the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 21, 2017. While GFNY World events grant these exclusive slots to all finishers in the top 10% of their category, the more competitive Regional Championships extend this to 20%.

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, France, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico City, Mexico-Cozumel 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.

The official GFNY website is:

Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC

The 7th annual Campagnolo GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 21, 2017. 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:

GFNY World calendar

February 26, 2017 – GFNY Colombia –
March 17-19, 2017 – GFNY Italia Stage Race –
March 19, 2017 – GFNY Uruguay –
March 26, 2017 – GFNY LatAm Championship Mexico City –
April 23, 2017 – GFNY Malaysia –
May 21, 2017 – Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC –
June 25, 2017 – GFNY Europe Championship Mont Ventoux –
August 6, 2017 – GFNY Brasil –
September 3, 2017 – GFNY Deutschland –
September 3, 2017 – GFNY Asia Championship Indonesia –
September 29 – October 1, 2017 – GFNY Provence Stage Race –
November 12, 2017 – GFNY Argentina –
November 12, 2017 – GFNY Cozumel-Mexico –
November 26, 2017 – GFNY Chile –

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Uruguay photos: here
GFNY Uruguay video: here
GFNY Uruguay results: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact
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