GFNY tackles L’Alpe d’Huez at GFNY La Vaujany this Sunday

Riders will get to race the iconic L’Alpe d’Huez climb

New York City, June 29, 2023 -This Sunday, mountain village Vaujany, located in the French Alps, will host the third edition of GFNY La Vaujany.  The challenging race course is 151 km long with an elevation gain of 3914m. Riders will tackle the lesser known Col de la Morte and Col d’Ornon before facing the mythical switchbacks of L’Alpe d’Huez. But it’s likely the final climb up to host town Vaujany that will decide the race. 

“Every cyclist dreams of riding L’Alpe d’Huez at least once in their life,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “But at GFNY, you even get to actually do it in a race, after 111km and already over 2000m of climbing. You get to experience how the pros feel tackling this legend during the Tour.”

Vaujany offers all the amenities a rider and accompanying friends and family could wish for in a mountain village destination: clean mountain air, spectacular hikes, mountain bike trails, legendary cols nearby and much more.




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Official GFNY La Vaujany video: here

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