Fondo Clermont, FL and Fondo Fredericksburg, VA - Register Here >>>
Welcome to Gran Fondo USA >> La Fortuna hosted second edition of GFNY Costa Rica

La Fortuna hosted second edition of GFNY Costa Rica

GFNY celebrated Pura Vida in scenic Costa Rica

Photo Credit: SPORTOGRAF / GFNY 

La Fortuna hosted second edition of GFNY Costa Rica

NEW YORK CITY, July 8, 2019 – A challenging but beautiful course, La Fortuna in Costa Rica hosted the start and finish of GFNY Costa Rica.

GFNY Costa Rica was a challenge of elements and diverse terrain. The 150 km Gran Fondo included a 2,714 metre of climb through the stunning Arenal Volcano National reserve. The non-competitive shorter Medio Fondo covered 90 km of the route and 1,476 meters of climbing.

The race started with a 16.8 km ascent towards Lake Arenal dam and from that point riders began an undulating descent into the little town of “Nuevo Arenal”. The undulating course continued on to the city of Tilaran, that signified the half way point.

From Tilaran riders headed towards the city of Canas before turning towards the Tejona windmill energy projects and an uphill windy section before ending the section on technically challenging gravel road.

The Rio Piedras Wall presented the most challenging climb at 15% gradient before heading home back to the La Fortuna, a well-deserved finish line and post-race party Pure Vida style.

Overall for the men, Rom Akerson was fastest in a time of 4h 22m ahead of Ronald Garcia and Frederico Ramirez.

For the women, Natalia Navarro was fastest in a time of 4h 41m ahead of Marcella Rubiano and Cristel Vasquez.

10% of finishers in each age group on the Gran Fondo qualified for the Racer Corral at the 2020 Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 17th 2020.

The full results can be here: https://www.evolutionmarketingcr.com/gfny-costa-rica

 
Tag: gfny
 
Jul 08 2019 - NEWS: La Fortuna hosted second edition of GFNY Costa Rica
Jun 27 2019 - NEWS: New Mexico rider, Fortunato Ferrera conquers GFNY Santa Fe Championship
Jun 19 2019 - NEWS: Cyclist Claims Twin Brother's Identity to Avoid Doping Ban at GFNY Championships
May 26 2019 - NEWS: Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC the most international bike race
May 13 2019 - NEWS: Thousands Tune in to watch Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in New York
Apr 25 2019 - NEWS: Gran Fondo New York offers 10,000 U.S. dollars prize to break 4 hours!
Feb 28 2019 - NEWS: Santa Fe Selected to Host First-Ever Gran Fondo New York North American Event
May 20 2018 - NEWS: Margarite and Cortes take top spots at Campagnolo GFNY New York City
Jan 03 2017 - NEWS: Malaysia gets another Gran Fondo
Sep 30 2016 - NEWS: Campagnolo extends title sponsorship at GFNY World Championship NYC
Sep 23 2016 - NEWS: De Rosa and GFNY extend multi-year partnership
Jul 01 2016 - NEWS: GFNY Super Sunday delivers
May 15 2016 - NEWS: New Yorker Michael Margarite (Weather Channel Racing) wins the 6th Gran Fondo New York
Jul 25 2016 - NEWS: 6th Annual International Campagnolo GFNY Championship NYC
Jul 07 2016 - NEWS: Record Field To Tackle Gran Fondo New York
May 15 2016 - RESULTS: New Yorker Michael Margarite (Weather Channel Racing) wins the 6th Gran Fondo New York
May 19 2014 - RESULTS: Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York
May 20 2013 - RESULTS: Gran Fondo New York
Mar 25 2018 - EVENT: GFNY Mexico City
Nov 01 2018 - EVENT: GFNY Argentina
Nov 25 2018 - EVENT: GFNY Chile
May 16 2019 - EVENT: NYC Bike Expo
Aug 04 2019 - EVENT: GFNY Brazil
Aug 25 2019 - EVENT: GFNY Indonesia
Sep 06 2019 - EVENT: GFNY Europe Championship Portugal 2019
Nov 10 2019 - EVENT: GFNY Cozumel
Mar 15 2020 - EVENT: GFNY Uruguay
Mar 22 2020 - EVENT: GFNY Colombia
Mar 29 2020 - EVENT: GFNY Republica Dominicana
Mar 29 2020 - EVENT: GFNY Italia
May 17 2020 - EVENT: Campagnolo GFNY World Championship 2020