GFNY DEUTSCHLAND (Euro Champs)
September 2, 2018
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Hamelin is two hours by car from Germany’s major airports in Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf and Hamburg.
At the GFNY Europe Championship in Deutschland, the top 20% of riders in all age groups qualify for a front corral start at the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 19, 2019.
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2017: 1100 Riders battle elements to victory at GFNY Super Sunday
NEW YORK CITY, September 6, 2017 – Once again GFNY Super Sunday took place, on September 3rd. As five hundred riders suited up for foggy and cool early fall weather in Hameln, Germany, 7000 miles away in Lombok, Indonesia, six hundred riders fought high heat and humidity at the inaugural GFNY Asian Championship.
At the second GFNY Deutschland, a foggy morning set a dramatic tone in Hameln, Germany. Sunshine broke through later in the day just in time for the post-race celebrations at the after party and presentations.
As the men’s race approached the Roter Fuchs (Red Fox) climb at 110km the lead peloton was a group of fifty riders. Fifty quickly turned into five when Christoph Mönig (Ger) of Team Merkur took the initiative to break away and lead a group including defending champion Christian Zucker (Ger) of team RSC Wunstorf, former German vice champion Ralf Kropp, Lars Ottosen (Denmark) and Frank Tasche (Ger).
Tasche crashed on the descent of Roter Fuchs. He was able to get back on the bike but Mönig’s group was out of reach.
On the final climb, Kropp was unable to maintain pace with Mönig, Zucker and Ottosen. After 165km of racing, it came down to a 3-way sprint that was decided in Mönig’s favor, crossing the line in 4:38:56. Zucker took second and Ottosen third.
In the women’s race Lidia Fluhme (President of GFNY) took the win in 5:27:02. Ten minutes back, Kristen Frank (Ger) of Peloton Stabilius and Nadja Nadja Troeger, a German living in Colombia (Team Go Vegan), completed the podium.
2016: Inaugural GFNY Deutschland Provided Riders from 18 Nations 166km of Fully Closed-to-Traffic Cycling in Northern Germany
The racers of inaugural GFNY Deutschland faced hot summer conditions and enjoyed fully closed roads, postcard-worthy scenery and great spectator support along the entire race route. Police forces and over 250 road side volunteers sealed off all vehicular traffic to provide unparalleled racing conditions to all riders.
GFNY Deutschland offered two distances: a 166km / 103mi long route with 2,178m / 7,146ft of climbing and a medium route of 110km / 66mi with 1,420m / 4,659ft of climbing.
The 166k race was marked by numerous attacks. While no riders were able to gap the peloton definitively, each attack shrunk the group of contenders until a bunch of 10 tackled the last climb with 10km to go to the finish. At the end, Christian Zucker out sprinted Carlo Mario and won in 4:43:09h. Both riders were the freshest after having spent the day at the back of the lead group. Arne Frank completed the all German podium.
Ekaterina Chungunkova from Moscow, who last year raced for the Italian team De Rosa Santini, won the women’s race in 5:11:22h. She distanced GFNY President Lidia Fluhme (USA) by 21 minutes. Third place went to Patrizia Hagen from Germany, a further 11 minutes back.
“Racing on fully closed roads was phenomenal,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “Being able to descent full gas and not having to expect a car is a unique privilege usually reserved for top professional races. GFNY Deutschland really allowed the riders to Be a Pro for a Day.”
While only few riders were in the hunt for the overall win, many aimed to finish among the top 10% of finishers in their category to qualify for a racer corral spot at the GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 21, 2017.