Over 300 elite international riders from 15 Asian nations will see action in the Grand Fondo NY Asian Championships (GFNY) at Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao on Sunday.
The 72-hectare township has been named the official venue of the Philippine leg of the GFNY, the world’s biggest cycling event, with Festive Walk Mall hosting the majority of the events.
GFNY’s Philippine leg features a competitive long-distance course of 133 kilometers and 650 meters of climbing, as well as a non-competitive middle distance course covering 64km with a 220m climb.
The official race kicks off at 6:30 a.m. at Festive Walk Mall. The awarding of winners will be held at 1:00 pm, while courses officially close at 3:30 pm.
“We are very excited to host the GFNY Asian Championships and welcome the region’s elite cyclists here in Iloilo Business Park. We take great pride in hosting this prestigious global competitive event — the first time that such an event is being held here — as we showcase the beauty and world-class appeal of this outstanding township,” said Megaworld Iloilo Vice President for Sales and Marketing Jennifer Palmares-Fong.
The overall male and female winners of the PH leg will earn tickets to the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship 2020 to be hosted by New York City in May next year. Twenty percent of finishers from each age group in the long route will also be earning a coveted start seeding in the GFNY Qualifier Corral for 380 days, including at the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship 2020.
GFNY is the global cycling marathon brand with events held in New York City, Argentina, Bali-Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Jerusalem-Israel, Indonesia, Cozumel-Mexico, Monterrey-Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Santa Fe-USA, and Uruguay.