Sanchez and Santamaría win at GFNY Waco Texas

Hot temperatures made for challenging racing


New York City, June 29, 2022 – GFNY Waco Texas started off with a fresh morning but temperatures well above 100F were expected later in the day for riders on the long competitive racecourse of 85.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2490 ft.

The race started off fast and already by mile six 20 racers formed the lead group.  After a further string of attacks, a group of four riders successfully got away, including  GFNY Florida champ León Santamaría (Colombia) as well as GFNY regular Flavio de Luna (Mexico).

The quartet remained together until mile 55.  With only 28 miles left to the finish line and by then high temperatures, Santamaría put in an attack the others couldn´t match.  He took the solo win and crossed the finish line in 03:15:35, 9 minutes ahead of de Luna. Brandon Mata (USA) rounded out the podium.

In the female race, local Erika Sanchez took the win in 04:02:59, followed by Elpy Acosta and Nancy Siller.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is GFNY Costa Rica which will take place this Sunday, July 3, 2022.




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