The GFNY 2024 race calendar comes with a world premiere
January 25, 2024
World's largest cycling marathon brand, GFNY, announces its 2024 calendar
NEW YORK CITY, January 25, 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – GFNY, the Global Endurance Sports Series, announces its 2024 calendar which includes the inaugural Gran Premio New York City UCI pro race on May 19, the 12th annual edition of the Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC on the same day and course, seven races in the US including the brand new Michelob ULTRA GFNY Miami, seven races in France, no less than 12 races in Latin America, and many more.
What is GFNY
GFNY is a personal endurance challenge where athletes compete against others, the clock, and themselves. Some athletes will compete for the podium, some to earn their GFNY Elite Qualification, others to finish in their goal time, and others to beat the cut-off. GFNY is about doing one’s best.
GFNY events provide athletes this personal challenge in exciting tourism destinations around the world with the ultimate goal to bring a GFNY near every cyclist.
All GFNY events provide athletes the opportunity to BE A PRO FOR A DAY® :
- Mass start.
- Individual chip timing from start to finish with awards for all categories.
- Closed roads or police moderated traffic that ensures athletes don’t have to stop during the race.
Gran Premio New York City
Produced by GFNY, the inaugural UCI 1.2 men elite pro race “Gran Premio New York City” will be held on May 19, 2024 on the same course and same day as the 12th annual mass participation race “Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC”.
In this revolutionary format for cycling, the 180 pros from 25 teams will line up 15 minutes before thousands of amateurs on the closed-to-traffic lower level of the world’s busiest bridge, George Washington Bridge on May 19, 2024. Both races will follow the one-loop, 137 km (85-mile) GFNY course through Bergen County, NJ and Rockland County, NY with 2000 m (6500 ft) of climbing.
“Holding a professional and mass-participation race at the same time on the same course is an event format never held before in cycling,” says GFNY CEO and GP NYC race director Uli Fluhme.
“GFNY is taking a revolutionary step to bring professional and mass participation road bike racing together to augment both race fields and take advantage of existing operations, logistics and exposure.”
New York City: Gran Premio pro race and the GFNY World Championship
NYC is the world’s capital city and provides a backdrop that puts the sport of cycling and its athletes on the world stage. In 2024, a pro and a mass participation race on the same day and same course are making it even more exciting.
NYC is the Mecca of GFNY and the pillar of the series. This globally-renowned event has a fanatical participant base that travels to NYC from over 90 countries each year, making it the most international cycling event in the world.
The Michelob ULTRA GFNY NYC provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience to line up on the world’s busiest bridge, the George Washington Bridge, which is closed to cars, creating cycling’s most exciting cycling race start line in the world. Having world class professional racers start just ahead before the mass participation field, makes the experience even more memorable.
Sponsored by Michelob ULTRA, the 2024 calendar of races in the US consists of seven races, including the World Championship in NYC and the inaugural race in Miami.
“We’re excited to make true granfondo racing accessible for riders in the USA,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “Like all GFNYs, also the US events provide proper start to finish chip timing with right of way at all intersections for all riders. If you participate in a GFNY, you’re getting the traditional and true granfondo race experience as known and born in Europe over 50 years ago.”
Founded against the odds in the pandemic riddled and tumultuous 2020, GFNY France now already boasts no less than seven races. And it offers everything from the legendary climbs of the Alps such as L’Alpe d’Huez or Col de la Croix de Fer or the Pyrenees such as Col du Tourmalet, to the medium mountain paradise of the Vercors or Vosges, all the way to the glam city of Cannes at the Côte d’Azur.
GFNY Latin America
In 2014, GFNY was the first ever granfondo held in Mexico. Since then, GFNYs have become the “first ever” also in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. Today, GFNY continues to offer the true granfondo experience all over Latin America. In 2024, twelve races will be held from Mexico in the north down to Chile in the South. Whether it’s along the beaches of Cozumel, through the hills of Bento Goncalves or in the high Andes of Cusco: GFNY includes everything Latin America has to offer.
All 2024 GFNY races
GFNY República Dominicana – March 10
GFNY Punta del Este – March 17
GFNY Cannes – March 24
Michelob ULTRA GFNY Miami – April 21
GFNY Kuala Lumpur – May 12
Gran Premio New York City – May 19
Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC – May 19
GFNY Villard de Lans – May 26
GFNY Paracas – June 8
Michelob ULTRA GFNY Pennsylvania – York – June 16
GFNY La Vaujany Alpe d’Huez – June 16
GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet – June 23
GFNY Costa Rica – July 14
GFNY Grand Ballon – July 21
GFNY Conservatoria – August 4
GFNY Uppsala – August 24
GFNY Orcieres – August 25
GFNY Alpes Vaujany Croix de Fer – September 1
GFNY Chile – September 29
GFNY Manta – September 29
GFNY Cusco – October 6
Michelob ULTRA GFNY Maryland Cambridge – October 6
Michelob ULTRA GFNY Marathon Florida Sebring – October 19
GFNY Colonia – October 20
GFNY Bento Gonçalves – October 20
Michelob ULTRA GFNY Florida Sebring – October 20
GFNY Cozumel – November 10
GFNY Zapopan – TBD
GFNY Quito – TBD
The official GFNY website is: gfny.com.
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.
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.
Cycling – Mass Participation
Dozens of races held around the world. View the latest calendar here.
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 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. It is so international, it’s often described as the United Nations of cycling. 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.
Cycling – Pro Racing
Gran Premio New York City is the inaugural UCI 1.2 pro race on May 19, 2024. In a world premier, 25 professional teams will race the same course as riders at the Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC – but with a 15 minute head start.
GFNY Marathons bring the same concept and quality of the cycling races to running, whether it’s giving each runner a BE A PRO FOR A DAY experience. GFNY Marathons are officially measured half- and full-marathon courses and as such, serve as qualifiers for Boston, NYC and the Abbott World Marathon Majors.
Further Material for Media Use
GFNY Press Images: here
GFNY Results: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
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