March 23, 2023

Spring racing on the French Riviera in style

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – This Sunday, GFNY Cannes offers drivers a challenging 111.3km circuit with a 2013m elevation gain. Drivers will take a spectacular route from the Cannes coast on the Côte d’Azur to winding and hilly backcountry roads with two major climbs: Col du Tanneron with a 7.5 km climb and Col d’Avaye with a 13.7 km climb.

“We are honored to have the support of the Mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, and the famous Palais de Festivals, led by Régis Faure,says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme.

GFNY is THE Cannes bike race and we are proud to compete alongside much more world famous events such as the Cannes Film Festival. Our team, led by Cedric Haas, CEO of GFNY France, is working tirelessly to play its part in why Cannes won the title of World’s Best Events Destination.”

The activities of the race week take place in the Palais des Festivals. It includes the fun GFNY Cannes Group Ride on Friday and Saturday exclusively for GFNY VIP drivers. On Sunday, the race will start in front of the Mediterranean along the Boulevard du Midi – Louise Moreau, on the beautiful beach of Cannes La Bocca.

GFNY drivers, families and friends will experience one of the most glamorous places on earth, with the jet set partying on the sandy beaches, fine restaurants and bars, luxury boutiques, private yachts and the palatial hotels along the famous Boulevard de la Croisette.


About the GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

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

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

To go biking

Over 30 events around the world. View the current calendar here

Riders can become BE A PRO FOR A DAY ® by competing against others, themselves and the watch in a personal endurance challenge.

The top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group will qualify for the Elite Qualifier Corral at each GFNY World Event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 11th Annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 21, 2023. The race features the most international peloton in the world with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging course to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official GFNY website is:

Additional material for media use

Official GFNY Cannes video: here

GFNY press photos: here

GFNY results: here

GFNY World calendar graphics: here

Previous press releases from GFNY: here

media contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Uli Fluhme, [email protected]

Caroline Lindsay, [email protected]


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