Sold out GFNY Cannes delivers

Vercammen and Chavanon win the third edition


New York City, March 27, 2024 – Cannes, the glamorous city at the French Côte d’Azur, hosted the third edition of GFNY Cannes this past Sunday.  The demanding 110.8 km race course into the hinterland of the azure blue mediterranean sea, with a challenging elevation gain of 2011 m, tested the over 1000 participants from around the globe.

Under perfect weather conditions and radiant sunshine, the race started fast into the first climb of Col du Tanneron. A lead group including riders such as GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet champion and GFNY Cannes third place Julien Berard (France), twice runner up at GFNY Lourdes Tourmalet Sébastien Pillion, and Jeroen Vercammen (Belgium), previously sixth at GFNY Grand Ballon.

In a gripping finale, Vercammen’s strategic attack 20 km from the finish line proved decisive, as the Belgian athlete widened the gap from his competitors, taking victory in a solo triumph.  Vercammen arrived after 3:07:21, followed by Antoine Magaud (France) who was second here already last year. French Etienne Maillard completed the podium at his first GFNY.

Vercammen climbs into the footsteps of past champions Olivier Godfroid (Belgium) and last year GFNY World Champion Mathia Gaffuri (Italy), solidifying his status among cycling elites.

In the female race, Alison Chavanon took the win in 3:32:37, 1 minute ahead of Marie Brozzoni and Claudine Durero who rounded out the all French podium.

After the race, French anti doping authorities tested the top riders. GFNY remains committed to provide athletes the most fair possible race conditions which includes an unwavering commitment to antidoping.

Next up on the GFNY calendar is inaugural Michelob Ultra GFNY Miami which will take place Sunday, April 21, 2024.


About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports event company with three decades of experience in racing, planning and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts its athletes first.

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Cycling – Mass Participation

Dozens of races held around the world. View the latest calendar here.

Riders get to BE A PRO FOR A DAY ® by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

Top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Elite Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.


Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC

The 12th annual Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 19, 2024. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. It is so international, it’s often described as the United Nations of cycling. Athletes take on a challenging route to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC website is:


Cycling – Pro Racing

Gran Premio New York City is the inaugural UCI 1.2 pro race on May 19, 2024. 25 professional teams will race the same course as riders at the Michelob ULTRA GFNY World Championship NYC – but with a 15 minute head start.


Running Marathons

GFNY Marathons bring the same concept and quality of the cycling races to running, whether it’s giving each runner a BE A PRO FOR A DAY experience.  GFNY Marathons are officially measured half- and full-marathon courses and as such, serve as qualifiers for Boston, NYC and the Abbott World Marathon Majors.


Further Material for Media Use

Official GFNY Cannes Video: here

GFNY Press Images: here 

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here


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