Riders get to race the iconic Col du Tourmalet
New York City, June 8, 2023 -This Sunday, the famous pilgrimage town of Lourdes, located in the Southwest of France at the the base of the Pyrenees mountains, will host the second edition of GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet. The challenging race course is 147.5 km long with an elevation gain of 3952m.
“Racing in the Pyrenees in general and across the legendary Col du Tourmalet in particular, is one of those once in a lifetime must-do experiences for anyone who loves our sport,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme.
“The Pyrenees feel like the Alps of a bygone time: roads are narrower, traffic is scarce and nature is wild. The tremendous support of the town of Lourdes makes this dream race come true for GFNY riders. But our appreciation also goes to the locals in the mountains who cherish their nature and traditional agriculture and agree to let us pass through. At GFNY, we’re in tune with our hosts: we travel with light support and leave no trace behind.”
Race week activities take place once again at Palais des Congres. It includes the fun GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet group ride on Friday and Saturday where riders get to do a relaxed ride together with friends and competitors. On Sunday riders will tackle iconic climb Col du Tourmalet (2115m) – the most used by the Tour de France since 1910.
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Official GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet video: here
GFNY Press Images: here
GFNY Results: here
GFNY World calendar graphic: here
Previous GFNY press releases: here
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