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GFNY opens 2022 with two resort races this Sunday

ByJean A. Francis

Mar 17, 2022
March 17, 2022

GFNY kicks off the racing season with two road cycling races held at resorts: GFNY Punta del Este and GFNY Republica Dominicana will be held this Sunday, March 20, 2022.

/SPORTSWIRE ENDURANCE/ – The 4th GFNY Punta del Este is based in South America’s most famous resort town where runners participating in the competitive long course will cover 172.8km with an elevation of 1773m. The flat to hilly course offers plenty of opportunities for riders to make a difference as they aim to win the GFNY South American Championship. Top winners are rewarded with flight and accommodations at the 10th Annual GFNY NYC World Championships in New York City on May 15.

“GFNY Punta del Este is currently the longest course on the GFNY circuit and the hilly nature of the course makes it very appealing,” says Uli Fluhme, CEO of GFNY. “You leave that beach-chic scenario to go to a different world with rolling farmland and olive groves, then back to the beach. You can see this course in the eyes of the runners at the finish. Beach life remained unchanged and still as runners saw a different world.

The 2nd GFNY República Dominicana will take place in another famous resort, this time the Caribbean Punta Cana, known for its white sand beaches, turquoise blue water and tropical climate. The long distance of 149.7 kilometers with its flat roads and rolling hills adds up to 962m of elevation.

“Punta Cana is one of those dream beach destinations for the whole family. But unlike many others, you can also race your bike when you come for GFNY,” says Lidia Fluhme, President of GFNY. “Offering something for friends and family who aren’t riding is something we always look for at GFNY events. And in Punta Cana, it’s easy. Who doesn’t love white sand beaches?

About the GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports events company with three decades of experience in racing, planning and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand organizes numerous 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.


More than 30 events around the world. Consult the 2022 calendar here

Riders become PRO FOR A DAY ® by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

The top 10% (20% at Regionals) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at each GFNY World event.

GFNY NYC World Championship

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship in New York will be held on May 15, 2022. The race features the most international field in the world with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take a challenging 100-mile course from New York to Bear Mountain to Fort Lee to compete against each other, against the clock and against themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official GFNY website is: www.gfny.com.

Other documents for the use of the media

GFNY Punta del Este official video: here
Official video of GFNY República Dominicana: here
GFNY Press Images: here
GFNY results: here
GFNY World Calendar Chart: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, [email protected]
Caroline Lindsay, [email protected]