Spectacular GFNY Chile tackles Muro de Tunquen

A spectacular 3rd edition of GFNY Chile closed out the GFNY 2021 race season

Riders started from Viñedos Veramonte close to Casablanca just outside the capital Santiago de Chile. The 140 km long course from Chile’s central valley with its beautiful vineyards to the Pacific Ocean and back included the infamous 27% steep Muro de Tunquen. 

Two hours into the race, Chilean Adrian Alvarado Teneb attacked and persisted at “El Tunquen”, ultimately taking the win in 3:27:45 with a near-4 minute lead. The all-Chilean podium was completed by Bastian Felipe Villagra Fuenzalida and Andres Tagle, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Foreign riders had a difficult time getting to the race due to strict local quarantine laws.

In the women’s competition, Chilean Aranza Valentina Villalon Sánchez proved herself by finishing in a time of 3:32:06, a whopping 17 minutes ahead of second woman Carolina Acosta. Fernanda Paola Subiabre Subiabre (Chile) rounded out the podium. 

With their overall wins, both champions won a VIP entry at the GFNY World Championship in New York City on May 15, 2022. Having shown what they’re made of with the climb up to Tunquen, they will be faced with a longer course and a mellower climb, but with incredibly tough competition. 

The riders were so happy to finally have their GFNY Chile back,” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “It’s been a long wait due to the pandemic but now it’s spring in Chile and things are looking up.” 

Having raced the first edition myself, I can highly recommend to anyone to take a trip to Santiago de Chile to race GFNY. The area provides an incredible mix of Pacific Ocean, vineyards and the high Andes.

 

 

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Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Chile video: here

GFNY Press Images: here

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

 

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