Sprint finish at inaugural Michelob Ultra GFNY Miami

It was a GFNY worthy of the North America Championship title



New York City, April 24, 2024 – Miami hosted the highly lauded first edition of the Michelob Ultra GFNY Miami this past Sunday.  700 riders from over 30 countries tackled the closed to traffic, completely flat and very fast long racecourse of 70.7 miles with start and finish at the Miccosukee Casino & Resort. The event was the official 2024 GFNY North America Championship.

The race started out fast with speeds hitting 50km/h. After aggressive racing for ten minutes, the race was split into three groups with a strung out peloton of 80 riders which stuck together through the first of two loops.  After a string of attacks, it was at mile 40 when Chris Frederick (BMC Team) successfully got away and extended the lead to over 45 seconds.  In the chase group were 15 riders including Andrea De Silvestris (Officine Mattio) and GFNY República Dominicana runner up Ramon Adames who managed to close the gap to the front.

Four racers sprinted for the win with De Silvestris (Italy) taking it in in 2:42:07 ahead of Chris Frederick (USA) and Ramon Adames (República Dominicana). The chase group of 80 riders came roaring just seconds later.

In the female race, Emma Drabe (USA) took the win in 02:42:28 ahead of Melissa Gomez (USA).  Maria Balatti (Argentina) rounded out the podium in third place.

Chanting and dancing riders turned the awards ceremony at the resort into a cycling party under the Floridian sun. Podium finishers grabbed their national flag from the start corrals and showed their colors with pride.  

Next up on the GFNY calendar is the second edition of GFNY Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia’s capital which will take place Sunday, May 12, 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.

The official GFNY website is: gfny.com.


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.


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: nyc.gfny.com.


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 Miami video: here

GFNY Press Images: here 

GFNY Results: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here


Media Contact

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