French authorities approve GFNY Alpes Vaujany Anti-COVID measures for August 30 race date


Thursday 23 July 2020 by Herman Nekkers


 

French authorities approve GFNY Alpes Vaujany Anti-COVID measures for August 30 race date.

 

GFNY Alpes Vaujany, European Championship is scheduled to take place on August 30.

 

NEW YORK CITY, July 23, 2020 – GFNY Alpes Vaujany was the first cyclo in France to receive permission by the French authorities to hold the race on August 30, due to GFNY’s event production expertise and detailed Anti-COVID measures.

 

GFNY Alpes Vaujany / the GFNY European Championship is one of the very few events in France to have received the necessary permit from authorities to hold an event of more than 10 people. Calling on a wealth of experience from organizing close to 100 events in 25 countries, GFNY has established measures that will make the event as safe as possible for riders, fans, volunteers, staff and the local communities.

 

These measures include but are not limited to:

 • Open-air, one-way flow of packet pickup to allow social distancing.

 • Hand sanitizers readily available.

 • Support staff and volunteers wearing gloves and facemasks.

 • No expo to avoid congregations.

 • Larger size of start corrals with a reduced number of riders allocated to each corral.

 • One-way flow and increased size of aid stations serving only packaged food to maintain social distancing and avoid surface contamination.

 • Post-race food provided in a to-go container to avoid congregation and surface contamination.

• No awards ceremony to avoid congregations.

 

“We understand that these new measures may take away from some of the pre- and post-race experiences. However, we can guarantee that riders will get a true GFNY experience: with mass start, start-to-finish timing and competition results,” said GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “After all that we have been through, this is really what we can't wait for!”

 

The top 20% of riders over all age groups in the long course qualify for a front corral start at any GFNY for the following 380 days. 

 

 

 

 

About GFNY

GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in NYC, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Florida-USA, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, República Dominicana, Santa Fe-USA and Uruguay.

 

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

 

At all GFNY events, riders have the chance to qualify for the elite racer corral at the GFNY World Championship in NYC by placing in the top 10% (20% at regional and the world championships) of their age group.

 

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 16, 2021. The race features the world's most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain to Fort Lee to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

 

The official GFNY website is: gfny.com.

 

 

Further Material for Media Use

GFNY Alpes Vaujany Course Video: here

GFNY Alpes Vaujany Photos: here

GFNY World calendar graphic: here

Previous GFNY press releases: here

GFNY photo archive (credit SPORTOGRAF): here

GFNY Video archive: here

 

Media Contact

Gran Fondo New York Inc.

Emma Bishop, emma@gfny.com

Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com

 

 

2020

 

Alpes Vaujany - August 30 // GFNY EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2020/21

 

Portugal - October 4

 

Ecuador - October 10

 

Florida - Sebring - October 25

 

Cozumel - November 8 // GFNY NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Chile - November 15

 

Uruguay - Colonia - December 6

 

2021

 

Argentina - TBC

 

Bali - March 7 // GFNY ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Monterrey - March 7

 

Punta del Este - March 14 // GFNY SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Republica Dominicana - March 21

 

Italia - March 28 // GFNY EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2019/20

 

Jerusalem - April 9 // GFNY MIDDLE EAST - AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Peru - April 18

 

Panama - May 2

 

NYC - May 16 // GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Costa Rica - July 4

 

Santa Fe - September 19

 






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