The 136km GFNY Championship Asia course reaches from the beach to the crater rim of majestic Kintamani volcano and back
New York City, August 2, 2022 – This Sunday, the GFNY Championship Asia is held at GFNY Bali Element Camp on the ‘Island of the Gods’. The 136.9 km racecourse boasts 2126m of climbing in one of the most sought after travel destinations in the world.
“The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It’s more than a place; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “And now once again 1000 racers will get to Be A Pro For A Day at GFNY Bali Element Camp on this championship worthy course in paradise.”
The first 22km of the race are pancake flat and very fast before the course turns undulating for the following 8km. The route will then turn inland to Amlapura and from there riders will tackle two climbs. The first leads to Gunung Agung, Bali’s holy mountain. From there until km 74 the route is undulating along the ledges of the volcano before the 20km climb to the crater rim of Kintamani volcano begins. From the top, it’s a long, fast descent to the finish line which is where the race started.
“We’re honored and excited to again receive athletes from all over the world in our home country,” says GFNY Indonesia co-owner Tenne Permatasari. “It’s one thing to travel to Bali to experience its beauty. But doing so for a bike race will make the experience so much more memorable. Our team will roll out the red carpet for the GFNY Bali Element Camp riders who will benefit from our expertise of having already held six GFNY in Indonesia.”
Being a Championship race, the top 20% of finishers on the competitive route will qualify for the qualifier corral for any GFNY the following year.
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The 11th annual GFNY World Championship New York will take place on May 21, 2023. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain to Fort Lee to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.
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