September 3, 2017
GFNY INDONESIA will be held on September 3, 2017 in Sengiggi, Lombok. The two course options of 112miles/181km and 50miles/80km offer exceptional riding and racing for everyone. The roads are in great condition and cycling in a tropical climate is spectacular.
GFNY Indonesia will also be the GFNY Asia Championship which means that the top 20% (instead of 10%) will qualify for a racer corral spot at the GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 20, 2018. And the overall winners win a fully paid trip to the NYC race.
The island of Lombok is nowhere near as busy as its neighbor island Bali. Our host town in Lombok is Senggigi, a resort area and great base for exploring Lombok. Light-sand beaches sit below a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains and coconut palms. The pace is laid back, with activities centered on the beaches and day trips to places of interest, which are all within a few hours drive from the town. In the late afternoon, a red sun sinks into the Bali Sea next to the giant triangular cone of Bali’s Mount Agung.
Register now at gfnyindonesia.com
Lombok International Airport (LOP) is the only airport on Lombok and the distance to Senggigi is about 50 km which can be easily reached by Taxi.
Book a hotel room in Lombok or consider the VIP package at the host hotel for a peace of mind while traveling to the race.
Don’t hesitate to contact GFNY Indonesia at email@example.com.
2016: A LOOK BACK
20,000,000 IDR for winners at GFNY Indonesia
NEW YORK CITY, October 4, 2016
Well over 1000 police officers secured the roads for the riders at the inaugural GFNY Indonesia on Lombok Island. Athletes from over 30 countries were racing the 180km course with 2054m of climbing. While the roads were exceptionally smooth, the hot and humid conditions made the up-to-25%-steep climbs particularly challenging.
The lead peloton tackled the first flat 50km at a steady pace before the southern hills invited attackers and separated the cream from the crop. A group of 15 riders emerged on the other end of the hills and was heading back past the capital of Mataram towards Pusuk Pass at km 145 of the race.
As soon as the road kicked up, Indonesian pro Robin Manullang and local Wisnu took the initiative. Manullang crested the top first with Wisnu still in sight. Once back down at the coast, racers still had to tackle 13 hills with gradients ranging from 10-25%. Wisnu never bridged back to Manullang, who crossed the line first in 5:03:35 to cash IDR 20,000,000. Wisnu followed 4 minutes back with Dikdik coming third.
“I just came off a training camp with the national team so it’s great to see the hard work paying off,” said a delighted Manullang at the finish to CNN Indonesia that covered the race. “I hope to line up and test myself against the Americans, Colombians, Italians etc. at the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC in May next year.”
The women’s race was dominated by Indonesian TT champion Yanthi Fuchianthy who won in 5:10:47. GFNY President Lidia Fluhme (USA) came second and Cristina Liew (AUS) third.
“Riding through these tough hills in the south of Lombok was made much easier by the thousands of locals lining the roads and cheering us on,” said Fluhme. “GFNY couldn’t have had a better start in Asia. The hospitality and warmth of the people of Lombok Island is incredible. This race is not only interesting for locals or expats from the Southeast Asia region but for anyone who wants a truly incredible cultural experience. With the GFNY Asia Championship being held here in 2017, there’s yet another reason to join on October 1 for the 2nd edition of GFNY Indonesia.”
The 80km non-competitive course provided a scenic route with several shorter hills for riders who wanted to be part of GFNY but weren’t up for riding the tough 180km course.
While only a few riders were in the hunt for the overall win, many were aiming to finish among the top 10% of finishers in their category to qualify for a racer corral spot at the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYC on May 21, 2017.
The 2017 GFNY Indonesia will be held on October 1, 2017 and co-function as the GFNY Asia Championship. As such, the top 20% of each age group will qualify for a racer corral start at the World Championship in NYC. Furthermore, the overall winners receive a fully paid trip to the NYC race to go head-to-head against the best GFNY racers of the world.