Uruguayan cycling marks its comeback with GFNY Colonia

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is back in Uruguay with a new race in Colonia del Sacramento

After not having been able to hold races in Uruguay due to the pandemic, GFNY is back with two races in Uruguay. The first race being this weekend, with GFNY Uruguay – Colonia del Sacramento. 

The South American race offers a long, competitive route of 148km long with an elevation of 1122m, as well as a non-competitive medium route of 87km which features 676m of elevation. Both courses share the first 45 km through olive groves, vineyards and cattle country. 

The topography does not impose decisive climbs, forecasting a compact peloton through a good part of the race – and a fast race as such. The usual winds of the Uruguayan coastline may be of key importance on the outcome.

“Back in 2016, we were breaking ground in Uruguay by holding the first ever cycling marathon in the country with GFNY Punta del Este,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “We’re impressed that the team headed by Andres Borras and Nestor Pinon has doubled down and now also offers a GFNY in Colonia that is the dearly needed spring season opener ‘down under’ after the dark pandemic months.”


About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports event company with three decades of experience in racing, planning and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple 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 their athletes first.



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GFNY Colonia video: here

GFNY Press Images: here 

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here


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