GFNY World Championship NYC
19 May 2024
Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, is located on the hillside of the Andean mountain at 9350ft above sea level. It was built over the foundation of an older Inca city and it is famous for its well preserved colonial downtown, with several churches from XVI and XVII century, and other buildings that mixes European and indigenous styles.
Quito is the first city declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. It is surrounded by 12 volcanos, many of them snowy ones, among them Pichincha volcano, Cotopaxi, Antisana and Cayambe, they make up a Majestic Andean contour that goes along with such amazing weather, sunny and cool, with an average temperature of 65F. Its people are very warm, the food is amazing and diverse, with a wide offer of restaurants and bars to enjoy the best Andean and international cuisine.
Around Quito, you will find ancient forests, home of the beautiful spectacled bear and from where you can enjoy trekking, bird and exotic fauna watching, sport activities (rivers and lakes), volcanos, archaeological Parks, natural reserves, among many other exciting activities. Also, a few miles from Quito Downtown you will find the famous Middle of the World monument and park, where you can enjoy a delicious Ecuadorean coffee or maybe a cup of traditional mulled wine, you wouldn’t like to miss the experience of standing between two hemispheres, exactly at 0 latitude.
Cycling culture is huge in Quito, you will be able to enjoy the bikeways along the city before and after the race.
The GFNY Quito course starts and ends at the historic Quito Hotel at a height of 2856m. We start with 27 km of flat roads, with very tight curves in the historic center and city circuit until we reach the detour of the long and medium courses in the Carcelén interchange to the north of the city heading towards Mitad del Mundo, at that point we head south on a route that goes up and down until we reach the Panamericana Norte, there the route changes pace with the first great climb of the day: the COLLAS mountain pass, second category , with a distance of 4.7 km, an accumulated drop of 394m and an average slope of 6%, this pass will be a short and fun challenge.
At the top of the climb we will have false flats and some breaks to take the Ruta Viva until we reach Cumbayá and begin the biggest challenge and mountain, the Guápulo mountain pass 106 km to the finish with a 9 km climb to the top, a climb of 572m of accumulated difference in height and an average gradient of 5.6%, this being a category 1 climb to experience a complete professional experience.
LONG COURSE IS A COMPETITION: Only the finishers of the long course are eligible for category rankings and Overall and Podium awards. If you want to race and be ranked in your category, you must complete the long course. Top 20% of finishers in each age group earn a spot in the Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.
MEDIUM COURSE IS NOT A COMPETITION: The riders of the medium course will be provided their start-to-finish time, but will not be ranked by finish time. All finish times will be listed in alphabetical order.
THE JERSEY: All riders receive the official GFNY Quito race jersey, which is mandatory attire at the race. The jersey is designed in NYC and Made in Italy.
CHIP TIMING: GFNY Quito is a timed race. Each athlete has their own timing chip, which starts right after you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line. Timing results will be available at gfny.cc/results.
FINISHER MEDAL: Every GFNY Quito finisher receives a medal, no matter which distance they complete. All finishers also earn a “Finish” towards their 3x2023 GFNY medal or the 10x medal. Go to gfny.com/medals for more information on GFNY’s multi-finisher medals.
What are your GFNY goals?
Qualify (finish in the top 10% of my age group)
Improve my time
Finish the race
The personalized training plan written by your GFNY Coach is tailored to your schedule, cycling experience, fitness and goals. GFNY Coaches are qualified coaches with years of success in working with athletes of all fitness levels.
No matter your goals or your cycling experience, with GFNY Coaching you get personalized training plans, advice, and guidance to focus on your target race. Whether you have a couple of months to tune-up, or half a year to change yourself completely as a rider, you will be ready to earn that PR, get your highest placing ever, or finish your first GFNY race.
Let the GFNY experts at GFNY Coaching prepare you. GFNY coaches have raced GFNYs and understand the demands of every race and course on the calendar.
GFNY Quito 2023 serves as the GFNY South American Championship.
The top 20% of finishers in each age group will start in the Qualifier Corral at all GFNYs for the next 380 days.
Overall Champions (male and female) of the GFNY South American Championship win flights, hotel and entry to GFNY World Championship NYC 2023 to compete for the GFNY World Championship crown.
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