The GFNY Super Weekend: GFNY Italia and GFNY Uruguay

March 15, 2017

4th Annual GFNY Italia and 2nd Annual GFNY Uruguay

NEW YORK CITY, March 15, 2017 – It’s a weekend with a double dose of GFNY: with the first-ever GFNY Stage Race held in Lazio, at GFNY Italia on March 17-19 and GFNY Uruguay on March 19.

GFNY Italia kicks off with a spectacular uphill time trial on Friday March 17. The start will be in the historic village of San Felice Circeo situated on a rock above the Thyrennean Sea. The course then climbs on Via Acropoli in the Circeo National Park up to the Bellavista.

Saturday March 18 offers a fast 60km road race stage along the famous beaches of Sabaudia with a climb to the finish in San Felice Circeo.

The classic 130km Gran Fondo with 2087m of climbing rounds out the 3-day race on Sunday March 19. Now in its fourth year, the organizers added the infamous Querce climb which used the be the favorite training ground for the notorious Marco Pantani.

Meanwhile in Uruguay, swanky Punta del Este will yet again host GFNY on March 19. Latin America’s bike racers take their summer fitness into this challenging 180km one day race.

This year’s race starts and finishes in the heart of Punta del Este from where it follows the same 180km course as last year. After following the South Atlantic shore, the route turns inland where the numerous hills add up to a formidable challenge: 2000m of climbing.

About GFNY

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

About 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 97 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 World photo archive: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme
Phone: +1.212.933.4033
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