900 riders registered for inaugural GFNY Florida Sebring
Despite a year of so many unknowns, GFNY Florida Sebring kicks off as largest cycling race ever held in Florida. Luis Dominguez wins final sprint!
NEW YORK CITY, October 23, 2020 – Under strict Covid-19 safety measures approved by local authorities, riders are extremely excited to be taking part in the race this Sunday, with many loyal GFNY riders saying it will be the highlight of their year.
Riders registered from 25 countries will, however, be unable to make the trip to Sebring due to travel restrictions and receive free entries for the 2021 race instead. While this means the international field will be unusually small for a GFNY, more athletes than anticipated from across the US are taking advantage of the race.
“We expect riders from over 20 states, from California and Washington State to Maine and Florida,” said Lidia Fluhme, GFNY’s co-founder. “All riders will have a very safe racing experience, with the full course being police-controlled and many portions being fully closed to traffic.”
The gentle rolling course will traverse old Florida charm as riders pass through native Florida ‘scrub’ habitat and cattle ranches before heading out on to a loop that incorporates rolling hills through miles of iconic Florida orange groves. The post-race Finish Village for both distances will be at the Sebring Civic center.
The top 10% of riders over all age groups in the long course will qualify for a front corral start at any GFNY for the following 380 days.
2020 GFNY Florida Results
The first overall results for the first edition of GFNY Florida Sebring. You will find your result soon on your GFNY.cc account!
Luis Dominguez from Coral Springs was fastest in a time of 3h 16m 39s and outsprinted Jose La Rosa and Gustavo Alberto Murcia.
The GFNY Florida Sebring media guide is now available for download.
For more information, please visit: https://florida.gfny.com
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Florida-USA, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, República Dominicana, Santa Fe-USA 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.