Italians dominate GFNY World Championship NYC

May 19, 2022 530

The 10th GFNY World Championship NYC remains world’s most international cycling race and the largest cycling race west of Europe. The anniversary edition had 6500 riders from over 90 countries registered for the race. And after 103 miles with 8500 feet of climbing were battled out on the roads of New York and New Jersey, the crown went to two riders from Italy.


The start of the Championship is always fast but it wasn’t until the climb at Alpine Hill that Italian Fortunato Ferrara, GFNY Santa Fe champion, attacked and was soon joined by Americans Conor Pulvidente and Nick Wheatley-Schaller as the race turned onto route 9W. By the time the trio approached Bear Mountain at mile 40, a large pack of 60 racers was nearly five minutes behind.

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