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Lorenza and Caddeo win 2024 Michelob Ultra GFNY NYC Championship

Italian Manuele Caddeo attacked from the chasing group in the finale to overhaul a three man breakaway containing Elvys Noel, Bruce Bird and Mattia Magnaldi

Lorenza and Caddeo win 2024 Michelob Ultra GFNY NYC Championship

The Gran Fondo New York City, an epic annual bike race that runs up and down 9W in Rockland County and features bikers from all over the world, surged up and down the west side of the Hudson River on Sunday, May 19. The course began on the George Washington Bridge. It then took riders through the Palisades, up Route 9W and Mott Farm Road, and ended in Fort Lee, NJ.

Organizers say the race "has become a Mecca for road cyclists around the world.”

Several spectators, like Jean-Claude Periac, posted up along the route to watch the race, "The Gran Fondo is such an amazing race," he said. "We don't have any big events like this very often.”

Organizers say the race "has become a Mecca for road cyclists around the world.”

The Gran Fondo race saw a group of around 50 riders form, until Elvys Noel, Bruce Bird and Mattia Magnaldi established a breakaway on the climb on Cheese Cote and worked together to stay in front.

On the final descent of the Great Wall, Bruce Bird and Elvys Noel dropped Mattia Magnaldi, with Elvys Noel attacking Bruce Bird on the run-in, but it was to no avail as they were caught by the chasing group.

Behind, Italian Manuele Caddeo attacked and solo'ed out of a chasing group of six riders to win in a time of 3h 30m 22s, with Colombian Diego Vásquez in second (3h 30m 24s) and American Ruben Companioni Blanco finish in third place (3h 30m 25s). Ex-Pro Brent Bookwalter (BMC) came fourth in a time of (3h 30m 26s).

In the women's race, Italian Beccaria Lorenza (Office Mattio cycling team) attacked in the final kilometre to win in a time of 3h 47m 32s, ahead of American GFNY Miami winner Emma Drabbe (Ziel CC) in second (3h 47m 39s) and Frenchwomen Tyffen Saure (Office Mattio cycling team) (3h 48m 26s) in third place.

2024 Michelob Ultra GFNY NYC Championship Podium

Women's Podium

1st Beccaria Lorenza Italy (Office Mattio cycling team)
2nd Emma Drabbe USA 
3rd Tyffen Saure France (Team France Clubs De´fense) 

Men's Podium

1st Manuele Caddeo Italy
2nd Diego Vásquez Colombia
3rd Ruben Companioni Blanco USA (City Bikes Miami)
4th Brent Bookwalter (BMC) 
 
Link to 2024 Michelob Ultra GFNY NYC Championship Results: https://gfny.cc/results
 
Link to 2024 Michelob Ultra GFNY NYC Championship Photos: https://www.sportograf.com/en/event/11710
 
The 13th Michelob Ultra GFNY World Championship NYC takes place on May 18, 2025.
 

 

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